Department of Educational Studies

At Educational Studies we are not just a community of professors, instructors and students working in isolation on obscure academic projects that few people can relate to. In fact, our work deeply and directly affects people and communities both locally and globally. Whether it’s working with farmers in Afghanistan or collaborating with Indigenous communities, the people of EDST are dedicated to a better world through education. Although our work varies widely, scholarship and teaching within EDST generally includes:

  • adult and community education and social movements
  • citizenship and human rights
  • continuing professional education
  • cultural politics, critical multiculturalism and feminist studies
  • educational leadership and policy
  • epistemology (the study of knowledge and knowing — don’t worry, you’ll learn this when you get here), ethics, and political philosophy
  • equity in education (on the axes of race, disability, gender, class, and sexuality)
  • indigenous education
  • international and comparative education
  • media, popular culture and representation
  • youth and children in schools, families, and communities
Master's Students
Doctoral Students
Graduate Degrees Awarded

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Abdi, Ali [field_researcher_interest]
Ahenakew, Cash [field_researcher_interest]
Andres, Lesley [field_researcher_interest]
Chan, Jennifer [field_researcher_interest]
De Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa [field_researcher_interest]
Ellis, Jason history of education, Education policy, Politics of education
Fallon, Gerald [field_researcher_interest]
Frank, Blye [field_researcher_interest]
Gill, Hartej [field_researcher_interest]
Gleason, Mona History of Major Eras, Great Civilisations or Geographical Corpuses, history of education, history of children and youth, critical youth studies, gender and sexuality
Kelly, Deirdre [field_researcher_interest]
Marker, Michael [field_researcher_interest]
Mazawi, Andre [field_researcher_interest]
Metcalfe, Amy Science and Knowledge, Power and Organization, Imagery, Higher Education, Faculty, Internationalization, Campus Environments
Poole, Wendy [field_researcher_interest]
Rocha Perkerwicz, Samuel Philosophical Traditions in Education, philosophy of education
Roman, Leslie [field_researcher_interest]
Ruitenberg, Claudia Philosophical Traditions in Education, Educational Approaches, Social Impact of Artistic Education, Professional Ethics, Political Contexts, Political education; discourse and translation
Shan, Hongxia [field_researcher_interest]
Sork, Tom [field_researcher_interest]
Stack, Michelle Adult Education and Continuing Education, Media and Society, Educational Context, university rankings, media education, Knowledge translation, student engagement, social justice and equity
Stein, Sharon Rebekah [field_researcher_interest]
Taylor, Alison Social Contexts, Political Contexts, Educational Context, Social Policies, Education, Knowledge and Skills
Tom, Allison [field_researcher_interest]
Vanwynsberghe, Robert [field_researcher_interest]
Walker, Judith [field_researcher_interest]
Walter, Pierre [field_researcher_interest]
Wang, Fei Education and Training Management, Leadership, Social Contract and Social Justice, Ideology and Social Policy, Educational administration and leadership, social justice and diversity, comparative policy studies, the role of the school principals
Webb, P. Taylor Thought Schools (education), Education policy and social theory, 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


Huanwen Wang

Master of Education in Adult Learning and Education (MEd)

Neila Miled

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)

Lisa Brunner

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)

Kaela Jubas

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)

Randy Wollf

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)
Neila Miled

Neila Miled

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)

Sonia Medel

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)

Sam Bradd

Master of Education in Educational Studies (MEd)

Lucas Zhang

Master of Education in Educational Studies (MEd)