Dr. Shibao Guo

Dr. Shibao Guo is Professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, Canada. Over the past twenty years as a transnational academic and scholar, Prof. Guo has developed research expertise in the areas of comparative and international education, internationalization of higher education, transnational migration and diaspora, ethnic and race relations, multicultural and anti-racist education, and lifelong learning. Prof. Guo’s research interests stem from his own position as a transnational scholar who has extensive experiences of moving from one national context to another for education and research and living between cultures in transnational and transcultural contexts. Adopting interdisciplinary approaches, his research uses intersecting methodologies across disciplines, involving education, sociology, political philosophy, and history.

Prof. Guo’s research has been funded by a number of organizations, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; International Organization for Migration; and Education International. He has numerous publications including books, journal articles, and book chapters. His latest books include: Decolonising lifelong learning in the context of transnational migration (Routledge, 2020); Immigration, racial and ethnic studies in 150 years of Canada: Retrospects and prospects (Brill|Sense, 2018); Work, learning and transnational migration: Opportunities, challenges, and debates (Routledge, 2016); Spotlight on China: Changes in education under China’s market economy (Sense Publishers, 2016); Spotlight on China: Chinese education in the globalized world (Sense Publishers, 2016); and Revisiting Multiculturalism in Canada: Theories, policies and debates (Sense Publishers, 2015). ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6551-5468

Prof. Guo is former president of the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (2017-19), Canadian Ethnic Studies Association (2012-18), and Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (2009-2011). Currently he serves as co-editor of Canadian Ethnic Studies. He also edits two book series for Brill|Sense Publishers: Transnational Migration and Education and Spotlight on China. He was recipient of the Werklund School of Education’s Distinguished Research Lecture Award (2019) and Research Excellence Award (2016), University of Calgary.