|| Bonnie Burstow|
phone: (416) 978-0887
Department: Leadership, Higher and Adult Education
Dr. Burstow's research interests include popular education, qualitative research, working with psychiatric survivors, global feminism, feminist therapy; violence against women, working with trauma survivors, transgenerational trauma, Holocaust studies, anti-racism education, fascism and anti-fascism, social movements, use of the arts in adult education and social movements. She is also interested in the psychology of disenfranchised populations (people who are homeless, people who have been imprisoned, psychiatric survivors, people who use illicit drugs.
Dr. Burstow has taught the following courses at OISE:
AEC1101H: Program Planning in Adult Education
LHA1105H Introduction to Qualitative Research Part I [RM]
LHA1106HS-0101 Introduction to Qualitative Research Part II [RM]
LHA1111HF-0101 Working with Survivors of Trauma
LHA1109HS-0101 Creative Empowerment Work with the Disenfranchised
Member of the Institute of Women’s Studies and Gender Studies
Member of the Transformative Learning Centre
Core member of the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies
Antipsychiatry activism (demonstrations, deputations, antipsychiatry addresses, making of antipsychiatry video (When Women End Up in These Horrible Places), antipsychiatry theatre)
Antifascism and anti-racism activism (speeches, demonstrations, deputations)
Supervision and training of counsellors and therapists
Organizational as well as clinical consultation for a number of counselling organizations
(2010). Proceedings of the Psychout Conference (Burstow, first editor, Diamond second editor)
(2008). Invisible Theatre, Ethics, and the Adult Educator,” International Journal of Lifelong Education, 27(3), 273-288.
(2006). Electroshock as a Form of Violence Against Women. Violence Against Women, 12(4), 372-392.
(2005). Radikalna Feministicka Terapija (translation of Radical Feminist Therapy, G. Popovic, trans.). Zagreb: Centre for Women War Victims in Zagreb.
(2005). Feminist Antipsychiatry Praxis: Women and the Movement(s). In W. Chan, D. Chunn, & R. Menzies (Eds.), Women, Madness and the Law: A Feminist Reader (pp. 245-258). London: Glasshouse Press.
(2005). A Critique of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the DSM. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 45(4), 429-445.Honours and Awards
David E. Hunt Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (2011)
Friendly Spike Award for Lifetime Activism (2005)
Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status of Women, City of Toronto (2003)
Rebel with a Cause Award, Elizabeth Frye Society (2000)
Visit the website for her novel, The House on Lippincott: http://aecp.oise.utoronto.ca/main/faculty/burstow_novel/newhome.html
Transformative Learning Centre OISE/UT: http://tlc.oise.utoronto.ca