Willis Opondo is a PhD student at the department of social justice education at OISE in the University of Toronto. He is currently a research associate with the Center of Excellence for Black Student Achievement at the Toronto District School Board. Previously, he taught sociology at Machakos University and the University of Nairobi in Kenya as an adjunct lecturer and worked as a consultant urban sociologist for organizations in East Africa. His research interests include Indigenous knowledges & governance, Anti-colonial studies, decolonization, and equity in education in Africa.


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