Janette Habashi, Ph.D.
• 2004 Educational Psychology, PhD. Kent State University
• 1994 Master of Counseling in Education (M.Ed.), Center of International Studies, Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K.
• 1991 Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Social Work, Bethlehem University, Palestine
Associate Professor, Department of Human Relations, University of Oklahoma
Major Areas of Teaching and Research Interest
• Social Science theories
• Qualitative research
• My research interest is children and indigenous discourse.
Representative Publications and Presentations Refereed Publications
• Habashi, J. (Accepted). Children writers: methodology of the rights-based approach. International Journal of Children’s Rights
• Habashi, J. (Accepted). Palestinian children: Authors of collective memory. Children and Society.
• Hathcoat, J, & Habashi, J. (Accepted). Ontological categories of truth and the perceived conflict among science and religion. Cultural Studies of Science
• Habashi, J. (2012). Colonial Guilt and the Recycling of Oppression: The Merit of Unofficial History in Transforming the State’s Narrative. Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: An International Journal, 6, 50-59.
• Habashi, J., Wright, L., Hathcoat, J. (2012). Patterns of Human Development Indicators across Constitutional analysis of children’s rights. Social Indicators Research, 105, 63-73.
• Habashi, J. (2011). Children's agency and Islam: Unexpected paths to solidarity. Children's Geographies. 9, 131-144.
• Habashi, J., Driskill, S., Long, J., & DeFalco, P. (2010). Constitutional Analysis: A Proclamation of Children’s Right to Protection, Provision, and Participation. International Journal of Children’s Rights, 1, 267-290.
• Habashi, J., & Worley, J. (2009). Child Geopolitical Agency: A Mixed Methods Case Study. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 3(1), 42-64.
• Habashi, J. (2008). Political language of socialization: Language as resistance, Children's Geographies, 6 (3), 269-280.
• Habashi, J. (2008). Palestinian children crafting national identity. Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 15(1), 12-29.
• Habashi, J. (2005). Creating indigenous discourse: History, power and imperialism in academia. Qualitative Inquiry, 11(5), 711-788.
• Verma, G. K., & Habashi, J. (2005). Incorporating themes of contextualized curriculum in a science methods course: Analyzing perceptions of pre-service middle school teachers in multicultural education. Research and Practice [Online journal], 1 (1), 24-47.
• Habashi, J. (2003). Locating Black women’s educational experience: In the context of community. Exploring Adult Literacy, V5.
• McLaren, P., & Habashi, J. (2000). Shedding a legacy of oppression: The turmoil of Palestinian education. International Journal of Educational Reform, 9 (4), 361-368.
• Published Refereed Book Chapters in Scholarly Books and Monographs
• Habashi, J. (accepted). Political language of socialization: Language as resistance. In Savyasaachi & R. Kumar (Eds.), Social Movements, Dissent and Transformative Action. New Delhi: Routledge.
• Habashi, J. (2005). Freedom Speaks. In L.D. Soto and B.B. Swadener (Eds.) Power and Voice in Research with Children (21-34). New York: Peter Lang.
Under Review Articles for Refereed Journals
• Habashi, J., & Worley, J. (under review). Children's political affiliation: Transcending local politics. Social Science Quarterly.
• Habashi, J. (under review). Children's religious agency: Conceptualizing Islamic idioms of resistance. AREA
• Habashi, J. (under review) Morality of resistance in children’s daily living: What is wrong/ right? Children and Society.
• Habashi, J. (under review). By default: the researcher ownership of knowledge. Qualitative Inquiry.
• Worley, J., & Habashi, J. Mixed methods research: A pragmatic approach for transcending the Cartesian meta-paradigm. Journal of Mixed Methods Research.
Research Projects in Progress
• Habashi, J. (in progress). Children’s age of responsibility: Analysis of social political on the age of maturity. This project uses content analysis in identifying the discrepancy of children’s age of responsibility in three main areas: crime, heath and community engagement.
• Habashi, J. (in progress). Children’s historical images: Analysis of religious discourse in three constitutions. This project uses content analysis to deconstruct children’s capacities in three nation-states which adopt religion as a fundamental element of their constitution.
• Habashi, J. (in progress). Imprinting children’s participation in the Palestinian constitution: The democratization of children in international settings? This project is a conceptualize piece that will set the foundation for a grant proposal.
• Habashi, J. (in progress). Intergenerational dialogue: children collecting historical narratives. This project provides an analysis of the intergenerational narrative whereby children are active in creating a digital oral history.
Refereed Abstracts or Proceedings
Habashi, J., & Verma, G. (2003). Multicultural Education: Examining Historical Memories and Language Implementation Policies in India. In J. Zasonen & L. Lestinen (Eds.), Teaching and Learning for Intercultural Understanding, Human rights and a Culture of Peace, Annual Vol. 1. (1), 1-4, Jyvaskyla, Finland: UNESCO Conference on Intercultural Education.
• Blanchet-Cohen, N., Habashi, J., Lundy, L., Murray, C. Musomi, M., Ndimande, B., Phatudi, N., Polakow. Polakow., Smith, K., & Swadener, B. (2011). Children’s Rights in Cultural Contexts, Una Working Paper 7, Belfast: Una. http://www.unaglobal.org.
• Habashi, J. (2011). The Empathetic Youth Culture: Political Socialization, Value Affiliation, and Transnational Identity. (White Paper ID 167). Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. 2011. SBE 2020 National Science Foundation.
• Blanchet-Cohen, N., Habashi, J., Lundy, L., Murray, C. Musomi, M., Ndimande, B., Phatudi, N., Polakow. Polakow., Smith, K., & Swadener, B. (2010). Children’s Rights in Una and Beyond: Transnational Perspectives. Una Working Paper 7, Belfast: Una. http://www.unaglobal.org
• Habashi, J. (2007). Research experience for teachers (RET): Oklahoma site (NSF Grant N. 0602051) Division of Engineering Education and Centers, National Science Foundation
• Rogers, L., Safford, J., Kabha, O., & Habashi, J. (April 2001). A qualitative study of day care plus: Children, providers, and the consultation process. Positive Education Program of Cuyahoga County and Starting Point. Cleveland, OH.
Representative Honors and Awards Received
• Present Awarded $500,000 by a private philanthropist to fund the development of a gifted program for Palestinian children.
• Present Invited to be on the Editorial Review Board for the American Research Association Journal- Teaching, Human Development and Learning.
• 2011 International Alumni Award, Kent State University, Ohio
• 2005-Present Invited to be on the Editorial Review Board for the Research and Practice Online Journal (for second time). Published two times a year to provide a scholarly space for the “subaltern” and “subjugated knowledge(s)” to speak (Cross- listed under national service).
• 2008-2009 Speaker, in the international research project, Children Living Rights: Theorizing Children’s Rights in International Development. Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch, Switzerland.
• 2005-2006 Fellowship Award, Child on the Wing Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellowships Program, Humanities and the Study of Culture Program, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
• 2005-2006 Presidential International Travel Fellowship Award. International Programs Center, University of Oklahoma, OK.
• 2005-2006 Nominated for outstanding dissertation award at the American Education Research Association. Social Context in Education (Division G), San Francisco, CA.
• 2001 & 2003 Center Scholarship. Center for International and Intercultural Education, Kent State University, Kent, OH.
• 2002 Graduate Student Senate, Outstanding Dissertation Award. Kent State University, Kent, OH.
• 2000 College of Education Award for Outstanding Achievement in Leadership. Scholarship and Services, Kent State University, Kent, OH. Major Professional Affiliations American Educational Research Association