Professor Emeritus


Born in South Africa, B.A. and U.E.D. University of Natal, M.A. Michigan State University, PhD. University of British Columbia. First holder of the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education, former President (and present member of the Board) of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Ethnic, Racial and Minority Relations, Board member of Ethnic and Racial Studies (London)

Dr. Adam-Moodley is no longer accepting students.

Research Projects

Political Education after Intercommunal Hostilities: South Africa, Ethnic Relations, Politics of Transformation, Citizenship Education for Reconciliation and Nation Building, Political Literacy, Negotiating compromises in Divided Societies: Israel/Palestine and South Africa

Selected Publications

Shifting Boundaries and Flexible Identities within a Multicultural Canada? (with H Adam) Intercultural Education Journal in London. (Vol.23, No.3, 2012) (forthcoming)

Political Literacy? in James Banks (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Diversity in Education, (in press)

Canada as a Divided Society or as a Model for Multi-Ethnic Cohesion?? in Theodor Hanf (ed.) (2011), The Political Function of Education in Deeply Divided Countries. Baden-Baden, Nomos. pp. 257-268

South African Post-Apartheid Realities and Citizenship Education? in Alan Reid, Judith Gill and Alan Sears (2010) (eds.) Globalization, the Nation-State and the Citizen. London: Routledge, pp.50-63

Seeking Mandela: Peacemaking between Israelis and Palestinians. (with H.Adam) (2005) Philadelphia. Temple University Press, 216pp.

Comrades in Business: Post-Liberation Politics in South Africa, (with H. Adam and F. Van Zyl Slabbert) (1998) Cape Town: Tafelberg, 240pp. Third edition 1999. Also published by International Books: Utrecht. 1998.

The Opening of the Apartheid Mind: Options for the New South Africa, (with H. Adam) (1993) Berkeley: University of California Press, 277 pp. Published in South Africa as: The Negotiated Revolution, Johannesburg, Jonathan Ball, (1993).

Democratizing South Africa: Challenges for Canadian Policy, (with H. Adam) (1992) Ottawa: Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security, 346 pp.

Beyond Multicultural Education: International Perspectives. (1992) Calgary: Detselig, 323 pp.

South Africa Without Apartheid: Dismantling Racial Domination, (with H. Adam) (1987) Berkeley: University of California Press,1986, 315 pp. Paperback edition 1987. Cape Town: Maskew Miller Longman,1986. Expanded German translation, Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1987, 339 pp.

Race Relations and Multicultural Education.(1992) Vancouver, Centre for the Study of Curriculum and Instruction, University of British Columbia,123 pp.

Students Supervised


PhD: Patricia Lamarre, Siu Miu Chiu, Shibao Guo, Andrew Schofield, Amir Mirfakhraie. Masters: Louise Lin, Wendy McAlister, Ndenisariya Meekins, Dwain Brothers, Karen Froebe, Cynthia Caine, Laura Stovel, Vicki Mesotopitis, Victor Espinoza, David Gorski, IhHwa Kim, Wei Shan Hsu, Katherine Walters, Fernanda Selaysin


Courses Taught

Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism, Sociology of Education, Anthropology of Education