Michele Malamud Kahn

July 30, 1969May 21, 2019
Obituary of Michele Malamud Kahn
Michele Malamud Kahn died on May 21st, 2019 after 15 years of dealing with low-grade ovarian cancer. Surrounded by her family and friends that loved her. She is survived by her two dads, Herbert and Maurice Malamud (brothers, not partners); brothers David and Jan Malamud and her sister, Muriel Malamud; sister in law and niece, Julie and Ellie Malamud; nephew Eitan Malamud; aunt Dianne Ball and family; aunt Judy Mumphrey and family; uncle Todd Thomas and family. Michele was born in Metairie, Louisiana on July 30, 1969 but grew up in Guatemala City, Guatemala until her graduation from high school. After earning her Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in 2002, she moved to Houston to begin her work as a professor. She was an Associate Professor of the Studies in Language and Culture department in the College of Education at the University of Houston- Clear Lake since 2004. There she taught courses on equity, diversity, communication and language, as well as guided students through their dissertations. Michele was passionate about teaching and social justice. She was Secretary General for the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) and Associate Editor for the Intercultural Education journal. In addition, she was also Secretary General for the World Coalition for Equity and Diversity in Education (WCEDE). She loved going to conferences out of the country... Michele loved animals, traveling, Greece, reading and was always up for an adventure. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She was especially close to her niece Ellie and loved being an ‘Auntie’ as Ellie called her. In the summers, you might find her on a Greek Island and/or Israel. Novembers were always for Thanksgiving in Mississippi, her favorite holiday. She leaves a massive crater in our hearts and the world is a little darker without her. We are all better for knowing her and being lucky enough to have her in our lives as long as we did. She was the best sister in the world. We love you forever. Memorial Services will be held at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home located at 4525 Bissonnet St, Bellaire, TX 77401, at 3 pm on Friday, May 24, 2019. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations to no-kill animal shelters be made in Michele’s name.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

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