Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher
Senior Lecturer


  • Asian students
  • Bullying

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher is a senior lecturer in the education, culture and society division at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and associate director of the International Educational Development Program. She earned her doctorate in international educational development with a specialization in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include immigrants and education, trans/nationalism and citizenship, curriculum and pedagogy in international contexts, and religion in education. Her practitioner work has focused on teacher education, curriculum development and pedagogy, and anti-bullying resource development. Along with two colleagues from Teachers College she has created an anti-bullying resource pack for educators that targets the bullying of South-Asian American youth. More recently, she was part of a research team that developed and launched a curriculum and website for U.S. high school social studies teachers teaching about the Middle East and North Africa region. She is co-editor of the 2013 award winning volume, “Refugees, Immigrants and Education in the Global South: Lives in Motion.”