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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: 

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

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

Sherida Ryan

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

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

Jennifer Sumner Program Co-ordinator

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; 
social and solidarity economy; critical theory

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