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.


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Faculty Members in Society, Culture and Politics in Education

Name Research Interests
Abdi, Ali Comparative and cross-cultural education; Decolonizing philosophies of education, Development education, Critical research methodologies,; Human rights 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 Canadian history; Specialized studies in education; Educational policy; Education policy; history of education
Gleason, Mona History, archaeology and related studies
Kelly, Deirdre Children and youth, Gender studies, Media and democracy, Social justice, Sociology of Education
Mazawi, Andre Citizenship and democracy, Higher education, International and Comparative Education, Leadership and organizations, Research methodologies, Sociology of Education
Rocha Perkerwicz, Samuel Educational policy; Specialized studies in education; Philosophical Traditions in Education; philosophy of education
Roman, Leslie Ethnography, Cultural studies, Disability studies, Sociology of Education
Ruitenberg, Claudia History and philosophy of education; Political science and policy administration; Environmental education and extension; Environmental philosophy and education; philosophy of education; Political education
Webb, P. Taylor Education systems; Philosophy; Education governance, policy, and politics; Michel Foucault; Gilles Deleuze; Neoliberalism; Governmentality; Micropolitics; Biopolitics; Subjectivity; Artificial Intelligence
Wright, Handel Educational policy; Specialized studies in education; (post)multiculturalism and multicultural education; Africana studies; Critical Race Theory; Cultural Studies; Educational Approaches; identity, citizenship and belonging; postcolonialism and decolonization; Transcultural Studies; Youth Studies; anti-racism

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