Individual Research Interests

Teacher Education, Black Feminist Thought, Antiracist and Anticolonial Studies


University of Toronto , PhD

Selected Publications

Easterbrook, A., Bulk, L.Y., Jarus, T., Hahn,B., Ghanouni, P. Lee, M., Groening, M. Opini, B. Parhar, G (2018). University gatekeepers’ use of the rhetoric of citizenship to relegate the status of students with disabilities in health and human service programs, Disability & Society, 1-23.

Opini, B. & Onditi, H. (2016). Education for all and students with disabilities in Tanzanian primary schools: Challenges and successes. International Journal of Educational Studies, 3(2), 65-76.

Opini, B. (2016). Walking the talk: Towards a more inclusive field of disability studies. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 20(1), 67-90.

Easterbrook, A., Bulk, L., Ghanouni, P., Lee, M. Opini, B. Roberts, E. Parhar, G. & Jarus, T. (2015). The legitimization process of students with disabilities in Health and Human Service educational programs in Canada. Disability & Society, 30 (10), 1505-1520.

Opini, B. (2012). Examining the motivations of disabled women’s participation in higher education in Kenya. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 29(3), 303-318.

Opini, B. (2012). Barriers to participation of women students with disabilities in university education in Kenya. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 25(1), 67-79.

Opini, B. (2010). A review of the involvement of disabled persons in the labor force: The Kenyan context. Disability & Society, 25(3), 271-287.

Opini, B. (2008). Strengths and limitations of Ontario post-secondary accessibility plans: A review of one university accessibility plan. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 12(2), 127-149.

Wane, N. N. & Opini, B. (2006).Gendered violence in Kenyan schools. Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences, 6(2), 44-66.

Courses Taught

EDST 401 – Education, School and Social Institutions
EDST 402 – Education and Media
EDST 403 – Knowledge and Curriculum
EDST 404 – Ethics and Education
ADHE 330- The Community Practice of Adult Education
EDUC 440 – Indigenous Education
EDUC 452 – Inquiry Seminar
EDST 581 – Leadership and Aims of Education
EDST 579 – School Community Relations