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Senior Professorial Lecturer in Education, American University

Amaarah DeCuir, EdD, educator, researcher, and inclusive pedagogy fellow, is a faculty member at American University in the School of Education and an Executive Board member at the Center for Islam in the Contemporary World. Her scholarship spans the areas of antiracist pedagogy, Muslim student experiences, Prophetic pedagogy, faith erasure, equity, antiracism and social justice, education leadership, teacher education, and faculty development. Dr. DeCuir has published several articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals and books and her public scholarship appears in news and media outlets. A highly regarded educator and facilitator, Dr. DeCuir teaches Education Studies and Social Justice, Education Leadership, and teaches an Antiracist Research Methods course she co-designed. She brings over 20 years of teaching and leadership experiences from public and private K-12 schools to inform her current work in higher education. Dr. DeCuir supports nonprofit organizations and schools seeking to implement antiracist pedagogy and leadership strategies to advance equity and social justice.


  • –present
    Professorial Lecturer, American University


  • 2014 
    The George Washington University, Education Leadership, Administration, and Policy Studies