Codou Diaw


Dr. Codou Diaw received her doctorate in December 2003 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (“UMBC”) in the Education department’s interdisciplinary program in Language, Literacy and Culture. She has a Master’s degree in Intercultural Communication from UMBC and a Bachelor’s degree in English from the UniversitĂ© Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal.

Dr. Diaw’s dissertation is entitled, “Gender and Educational Policies in Senegal: Impact and Prospects for Girls’ Education and Women’s Literacy.” Her research interests are in gender theory and education policy, girls’ education and women’s literacy in Sub-Saharan Africa, political economy of education, cultural considerations in education policy and program design, language policy and teaching. She plans to work in education policy-making and advocacy to promote gender responsive education in Sub-Saharan Africa. She also expects to continue teaching at a university. Dr. Diaw is Senegalese. She has over eleven years of teaching experience in Africa and the US. She is a certified interpreter/translator with experience in both countries. More recently, Dr. Diaw has worked at the UNESCO office in Senegal on education issues.