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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Adult Education and Community Development Program

Faculty Profiles


Our faculty have multi-disciplinary teaching and research expertise in a wide range of fields, including but not limited to: 
 

Bonnie Burstow  (Chair, AECD Admissions)
Psychiatric and trauma survivors, global feminism, feminist therapy, transgenerational trauma

Jamie Magnusson
Queer/Trans community organizing, sex worker advocacy, harm reduction, urban poverty and rebel cities, decriminalization, marxist perspectives (queer/trans BIPOC), critique of finance capital

Lance McCready
Youth-adult transitions; youth policy and programs; African/Caribbean/Black populations; sexual minority youth; men and masculinities; educational attainment

Angela Miles
 
Feminist theory; critical theory; globalization and local and global resistance; community education; alternative development paradigms.

Kiran Mirchandani 
Gendered and racialized processes in the workplace; critical perspectives on organizational development and learning; globalization and economic restructuring

Shahrzad Mojab 
Gender, state, diaspora and transnationality; women, war and learning; colonialism and imperialism; Marxist-feminism and learning; comparative and global adult education

Karen Mundy 
International organizations and educational change; global citizenship; civil society and education

Sherida Ryan

Community development; digital literacy; research literacy; political economy of digital environments; online learning

Peter Sawchuk
Workplace learning; trade union studies; technology and work; adult learning theory; cognition and communication at work; Marxist theory

Jennifer Sumner

Food and sustainable food systems; critical pedagogy; rural communities; sustainability; the civil commons, the social economy and co-operatives

Marcelo Vieta 
Workplace and organizational learning for social change; sociology of work; alternative work organizations; critical community development; political economy of labour

Jennifer Wemigwans
Community empowerment from an Indigenous perspective; Indigenous cultural expression and Indigenous knowledge through new technologies, education and the arts; convergence between education, Indigenous Knowledge and new media technologies