Anwar Ahmed

Dr. Anwar Ahmed

Assistant Professor

he / him / his PCN 3026 English, Bengali
Research and teaching areas:

Critical literacies/pedagogies

Digital literacies

Second language reading and writing

Teacher Education


Anwar Ahmed is Assistant Professor of Language Education as Anti-oppressive Transformation in Multilingual Settings in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at UBC’s Faculty of Education. He completed PhD at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto. Anwar’s recent book is Exploring Silences in the Field of Computer Assisted Language Learning (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022). His current project is “Arguing for Democratic Citizenship: An Exploration of Multilingual Students’ Argumentative Writing in English as an Additional Language.”

Selected Publications

Morgan, B. & Ahmed, A. (2023)
Teaching the Nation(s): A Duoethnography on Affect and Citizenship in a Content-Based EAP Program. TESOL J.
Ahmed, A. (2023)
Mapping the intersections of critical language awareness and affective approaches to second language writing. Journal of Second Language Writing, 60, 100969.

Ahmed, A., & Morgan, B. (2021)
Postmemory and multilingual identities in English language teaching: a duoethnography. The Language Learning Journal, 49(4), 483-498.
Ahmed, A. (2019)
How language teachers address the crisis of praxis in educational research. Oxford Review of Education, 45(6), 715-730.
Ahmed, A. (2016)
Why critical literacy should turn to “the affective turn”: Making a case for critical affective literacy. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 37(3), 381-396.