Society, Culture and Politics in Education

The goal of the program is to use the social sciences and humanities to study education and to address major issues affecting educational policy and practice. The program addresses social justice issues such as the unequal distribution of resources, disparity of educational outcomes, power relations, recognition and representation from a variety of perspectives, including but not limited to post-colonial, feminist, anti-racist, materialist, and First Nations perspectives.


Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Abdi, Ali Citizenship and human rights education, International Development Education, Multi-centric Philosophies and Methodologies of Education, postcolonial studies in education, Social and Cultural Foundations of Education
Ahenakew, Cash Cultural studies, Higher Education, Indigenous Studies, Leadership and Organizations, Post-colonial studies, Race/ethnicity, Research methodologies, Social justice, Sociology of Education
De Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa Education for/about international development, Social accountability in local and global engagements, Global Citizenship Education
Ellis, Jason history of education; Education policy; Politics of education
Gleason, Mona History, archaeology and related studies; history of education; history of children and youth; critical youth studies; gender and sexuality
Kelly, Deirdre Children and youth, Gender studies, Media and democracy, Social justice, Sociology of Education
Marker, Michael First Nations’ education, First nations education
Mazawi, Andre Citizenship and democracy, Higher education, International and Comparative Education, Leadership and organizations, Research methodologies, Sociology of Education
Parent, Amy
Rocha Perkerwicz, Samuel Philosophical Traditions in Education; philosophy of education
Roman, Leslie Ethnography, Cultural studies, Disability studies, Sociology of Education
Ruitenberg, Claudia Philosophical Traditions in Education; Educational Approaches; Social Impact of Artistic Education; Professional Ethics; Political Contexts; Political education; discourse and translation; Environmental philosophy and education
Webb, P. Taylor Education systems; Philosophy; Education governance and education politics; Michel Foucault; Gilles Deleuze; Neoliberalism; Governmentality; Micropolitics; Biopolitics; Subjectivity
Wright, Handel Transcultural Studies; Educational Approaches; (post)multiculturalism and multicultural education; Cultural Studies; Youth Studies; Critical Race Theory; identity, citizenship and belonging; Africana studies; postcolonialism and decolonization