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SJE
Lauren Bialystok


Lauren Bialystok
Assistant Professor

phone: 416-978-0412
email: lauren.bialystok@utoronto.ca  

Department: Social Justice Education



Research Overview

My background is in philosophy and my interests include ethics and education, feminist philosophy, social and political philosophy, and women's health and sexuality. Currently I am working on social justice education in the liberal state and Ontario's new sex education curriculum.

Academic History

Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Toronto
B.A. Philosophy and German, University of Pennsylvania

Teaching Overview

I teach topics in ethics and education. Courses include:

Liberalism and its Critics
Identity and Education
Contemporary Ethical Issues in Education
Applied Ethics in Higher Education
Introduction to Philosophy of Education
Gender and Education



Research Grants and Contracts

See "Touchy Subject: Sexuality Education in Ontario Schools" research website: https://laurenbialystok.wixsite.com/touchysubject

2016 Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant, “Touchy Subject: Investigating Aims and Values in Ontario’s Controversial 2015 Sex Education Update”

2013 Co-Investigator, Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant, “Teaching and Learning High School Philosophy in Ontario Schools”

2013 Connaught New Researcher Fellowship (University of Toronto) “Refining the Authenticity Discourse in Education”

Honours and Awards

2018 OISE Distinguished Contributions to Teaching

Fall 2015 Visiting Fellow, Centre for Ethics (University of Toronto)