Jane Kani Edward

Jane Edward

Associate Professor and Chair
Dealy Hall 636 (RH)
[email protected]

  • Ph.D. Sociology in Education, University of Toronto
    M.A. Sociology/Anthropology, The American University in Cairo
    B.A. Education, Juba University

  • Dr. Jane Kani Edward was born and raised in South Sudan, and educated in Sudan, Egypt and Canada. Edward received her PhD in Sociology in Education from the University of Toronto in 2004. Currently she is Associate Professor and Chair, Department of African and African American Studies, Fordham University. She also directs the African Immigration Research of the Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP). She teaches courses on women in Africa, African History, Women, Power and Leadership in Africa, and African Immigration to the United States. Edward’s areas of research interest center on refugee and immigrant women’s experience, human rights and education, gender, race, class and representation, gender issues in conflict and post-conflict situations, and African immigration to the United States. Edward carried out research work among South Sudanese refugees and internally displaced persons in Egypt, Uganda, and South Sudan. She is the author of Sudanese Women Refugees: Transformations and Future Imaginings, 2007, and several book chapters, Journal, and opinion articles.

  • “South Sudanese Women Thrive Amid Obstacles,” March 22, 2022, Opinion | South Sudanese Women Thrive Amid Obstacles | Radio Tamazuj

    “What is Holding Women in South Sudan Back?” Radio Tamazuj, April 6, 2020, Opinion | What is holding women in South Sudan back? | Radio Tamazuj

    Jane Edward, Ph.D. Interviewed by Ariun Enkhsaikhan, as part of the “Crises in Context” educational awareness campaign at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, (May 2, 2017).

    Jane K. Edward, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies, was honored at the third annual African Heritage Celebration. New York Congressman Jose Serrano presented her with a statement for the Congressional Record for her contribution and work with the African Diaspora in the Bronx. October 28, 2016.

    “What is the Status of Women in South Sudan after Beijing Plus?” April 6, 2015, Sudan Tribune.

    “Pride, and Sadness, as a Nation is Born,” July 12, 2011, For Sudanese Immigrants in New York Area, Pride and Sadness - The New York Times.