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 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
Andres, Lesley Equity, Higher education, International and Comparative Education, International comparative higher education, Life Course research, Lifelong learning, Policy, Research methodologies, Social justice, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Higher Education
Chan, Jennifer transnational social movements, international and comparative education, Japanese civil society, Islam in multicultural societies, Adult education, Citizenship and democracy, Gender studies, International and Comparative Education, Multiculturalism, Post-colonial studies
De Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa Education for/about international development, Social accountability in local and global engagements, Global Citizenship Education
Ellis, Jason Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, History of education, Education policy, Politics of education, Special education, Disability, History of childhood and youth, Urban and suburban history, Canadian history, American history, Educational administration
Fallon, Gerald Indigenous Studies, International and Comparative Education, Leadership and Organizations, Policy, Research methodologies
Frank, Blye Boys’ and men’s sociology of health, Masculinities and schooling gender and schooling Sexualities and schooling professional development in education, Masculinity, sociology of boys
Gill, Hartej Cultural studies, Leadership and Organizations, Post-colonial studies, Teaching and Practice
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 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
Metcalfe, Amy Science and Knowledge, Power and Organization, Imagery, Higher Education, Faculty, Internationalization, Campus Environments
Poole, Wendy Educational leadership and administration; Organizational change in education (reform of schooling); Teachers’ work; Teacher unions and teacher unionism; role of teacher unions in education, Leadership and organizations, Social justice, Teaching and Practice
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, International education; political education; discourse and translation
Shan, Hongxia Adult education, Equity, Gender Studies, International and Comparative Education, Lifelong Learning, Policy, Research methodologies, Social justice, Teaching and Practice, Workplace learning
Sork, Tom Adult education, Lifelong learning, Teaching and Practice
Stack, Michelle Participatory research, Social Contexts, university rankings , media education, knowledge mobilization, student engagement, social justice and equity
Stein, Sharon Rebekah
Taylor, Alison Political Economy in Education
Tom, Allison
Vanwynsberghe, Robert Citizenship and democracy, Social justice, Sustainability; Sustainability; Environmental Education; Theory and Method
Walker, Judith Adult education, Higher Education, International and Comparative Education, International Comparative Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Medical Education, Policy, Workplace learning
Walter, Pierre environmental education, literacy, comparative education, gender and development, Southeast Asian studies., Adult education, International and Comparative Education, Sustainability
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