Jason Nunzio Dorio
Jason Nunzio Dorio, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs for Community Engagement in the Department of Education at the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies. He teaches community engagement, qualitative education research, global citizenship education, and has taught graduate education research courses at UCLA. Dr. Dorio has also taught and developed curriculum for California State University, Long Beach and Georgetown University.
Dr. Dorio’s versatile research and teaching interests are grounded within critical/anti-oppressive theories/pedagogies and post/de-colonial paradigms working towards global and social justice education that unveils and disrupts inequities, power dynamics and hierarchies. In particular, the streams of Dr. Dorio’s agenda include: Examining the relationship between citizenship/ citizenship education, and oppression/liberation and their local, national, and global configurations; Knowledge and learning generated out activism and social movements; Critical and decolonial qualitative research methodologies; and Internationalization of higher education related to teaching/teacher education, curriculum, and learning, focuses on: critical global learning and community engagement, global citizenship education, U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, and better understanding how can critical internationalization efforts can better serve historically marginalized students and communities. Geographical interests include United States; and North Africa, West Asia and Southern Europe (Middle East and Mediterranean regions).
Dr. Dorio is a former (2014-2015) Visiting Scholar with the Graduate School of Education at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He is also an Honorary Founder of the Paulo Freire Institute-UCLA; served as the Assistant to the President of World Council of Comparative Education Societies (2013-2016); is a former Director of Academic Programs for the UNESCO-UCLA Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education (2015-2017); and former Co-Chair of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Middle East Special Interest Group (2016-2019). Recent publications include: Lessons From Los Angeles: Self-Study on Teaching University Global Citizenship Education to Challenge Authoritarian Education, Neoliberal Globalization And Nationalist Populism (2017); and co-edited book (Dorio, Abdou, and Moheyeldine, 2019), The Struggle for Citizenship Education in Egypt:(Re)Imagining Subjects and Citizens, Routledge.
Dr. Dorio holds a BA in History, a California Single Subject, Social Science and Secondary Education Teaching Credential, and a MA in Education-Social and Multicultural Education from California State University, Long Beach, and received a PhD in Education specializing in Social Sciences and Comparative Education from UCLA.
Ph.D., Education-Social Sciences and Comparative Education, UCLA
M.A., Education-Social and Multicultural Foundations, California State University, Long Beach
Teaching Credential, California Single Subject, Social Science and Secondary Education, California State University, Long Beach
B.A., History, California State University, Long Beach
A.A., Liberal Arts, Los Angeles Harbor College
Awards, Honors and Fellowships
2014-2015: Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Education, American University in Cairo
2012: Leigh Burstein Award
2012: Elwood H. Zillgitt & Mildred B. Finney Fellowship
- Dorio, J.N., Pojar, A., & Hou, Y. (2021). The University and the Crisis of Twenty-First Century Citizenship: Towards A Global Citizenship Education To Disrupt Populist Nationalism. Citizenship Teaching & Learning, 16(3), 301-322.
- Dorio, J.N., Abdou, E.D., & Moheyeldine, N. (Eds.) (2019). The Struggle for Citizenship Education in Egypt: (Re) Imagining Subjects and Citizens. New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/The-Struggle-for-Citizenship-Education-in-Egypt-ReImagining-Subjects/Dorio-Abdou-Moheyeldine/p/book/9780367663568
- Dorio, J. N. (2018). Lessons From Los Angeles: Self-Study On Teaching University Global Citizenship Education To Challenge Authoritarian Education, Neoliberal Globalization And Nationalist Populism. Journal of Global Citizenship & Equity Education, 6(1), 208-234.
- Dorio, J.N. (2017). The Revolution as a critical pedagogical workshop: Perceptions of university students reimagining participatory citizenship(s) in Egypt. In Nagwa Megahed (Ed.) Education During the Time of the Revolution in Egypt: Dialectics of Education in Conflict. Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices Book Series (pp. 11-36). Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers.https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789463512060