PhD - Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Location(s) / Contact Info:
Winters College - WC
Dr. Osibodu's research, situated within the sub-field of critical mathematics education, asks two important questions: 1) How can mathematics education be humanizing for Sub-Saharan African youth? and 2) How can mathematics education be harnessed to redress social injustices related to race [particularly anti-Blackness], identity, and power? She draws on [African] decolonial theories to situate her research while also using decolonizing, participatory, and critical methodologies in framing her research. Dr. Osibodu elevates non-traditional voices such as Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie into her mathematics education research. Her approach is rooted in the belief that there is much to learn from voices, theories, and disciplines outside the boundaries of mathematics education.
Critical mathematics education, sub-saharan African youth mathematics experiences, immigrant and refugee mathematics experiences, identity, race, equity, and power in mathematics education, decolonial theory, African indigenous mathematics practices
Faculty & School/Dept
- Faculty of Education -
- Mathematics Learning Environments (GS/EDUC 5840)
- Research in Mathematics Education (GS/EDUC 5215)
- Teaching Mathematics in the Intermediate Division (ED/MATH 3000)
- Teaching Mathematics in the Intermediate-Senior Divisions - A (ED/MATH 4000)
- Teaching Mathematics in the Intermediate-Senior Divisions - B (ED/MATH 4001)
- Tunstall, S. L., Osibodu, O., & Bartell, T. G (2019). "On "Icky" data, the political classroom, and towards equity and social justice in mathematics education: A conversation with Tonya Bartell Numeracy, 12 (1), 1-13.
- Osibodu, O, & Cosby, M. D. (2018). Shades of Blackness: Rehumanizing mathematics education through an understanding of Sub-Saharan African immigrants. In R. Gutierrez, & I. Goffney (Eds.), Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education 2018: Rehumanizing Mathematics for Black, Indigenous, and Latinx Students (pp. 39-49). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
- Beaudine, G., Osibodu, O., & Beavers, A. (2017). Disney's metaphorical exploration of racism and stereotypes: A review of Zootopia Comparative Education Review, 61 (1), 227-234.
- American Educational Research Association : Division G (Social Context of Education) SIGs: Research in Mathematics Education (RME); Caribbean and African Studies in Education (CASE)
- Africa Regional Congress of International Commission on Mathematical Instruction on Mathematical Education (AFRICME)
- Comparative and International Education Society: Joyce Cain Award co-chair; SIGs: Africa; Africa Diaspora; Global Math
- Psychology of Mathematics Education North American Chapter (PME-NA)
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics