Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook is a Full Professor and Vice-Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Ottawa in their Faculty of Education. He is actively engaged in addressing the 94 Calls to Action put forth by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in partnership with local Indigenous and school board communities. His teaching and research are situated within the wider international field of curriculum studies. As a curriculum theorist, he draws on different life writing research methodologies—autobiography, ethnography, oral history, and narrative inquiry—to co-create, support, and sustain culturally responsive, relevant, and relational curriculum with school leaders and teachers who seek to serve their different communities. He is a Past-President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, the largest research association in Canada. For his ongoing service to his field of study, in 2018 he received the Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies Ted. T. Aoki Distinguished Service Award. He is the host of the FooknConversation Podcast (see www.fooknconversation.com).
He has co-edited and published the following award winning books:
Llewellyn, K. & Ng-A-Fook, N. (2020). (Eds.). Oral History, Education, and Justice: Possibilities and Limitations for Redress and Reconciliation. New York, New York: Routledge. (Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award, 2021; Canadian Association Foundations Education, Outstanding Edited Collection Book Award, 2021). (SSHRC Funded)
Llewellyn, K., & Ng-A-Fook, N. (2017). (Eds.). Oral History and Education: Theories, Dilemmas, and Practices. New York, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. i-388. (Canadian Oral History Association Prize; awarded to an outstanding example of oral history practice, 2018). (SSHRC Funded)
Ng-A-Fook, N., & Ibrahim, A., & Reis, G. (2016). (Eds.). Provoking Curriculum Studies: Strong Poetry and Arts of the Possible in Education. New York, New York: Routledge, pp. i-306 (Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award, 2017; AERA Division B, Outstanding Book Recognition Award, 2016)