Assistant Professor

Christina Parker

Christina Parker, Assistant Professor, Social Development Studies


Ph.D., Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto

M.T., OISE, University of Toronto

B.A., University of Toronto

Research Interests:

Multicultural education; peacebuilding; conflict resolution; dialogue; restorative justice; K-12 schools; cultural diversity; immigrant children; identity; social justice; critical pedagogy.


Parker, C. (2016). Peacebuilding, citizenship, and identity: Empowering conflict and dialogue in multicultural classrooms. Rotterdam/Boston/Taipei: Sense Publishers.

Peer-reviewed Publications:

Parker, C. (2016). Pedagogical tools for peacebuilding education: Engaging and empathizing with diverse perspectives in multicultural elementary classrooms. Theory & Research in Social Education, 44(1), 104–140.

Parker, C. (2015). Practicing conflict resolution and cultural responsiveness within interdisciplinary contexts: A study of community service practitioners. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 32(3), 325–357.

Bickmore, K. & Parker, C. (2014). Constructive conflict talk in classrooms: Divergent approaches to addressing divergent perspectives. Theory & Research in Social Education, 42(3), 291–335.

Parker, C. (2013). Peacebuilding education: Using conflict dialogue for democratic and inclusive learning opportunities for diverse students. International Journal of Peace Studies, 18(2), 1–24.

Parker, C. (2012). Conflicts and “Canadian” identities embedded in citizenship education: Diverse immigrant students’ experiences. In P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell (Eds.), Creating Communities: Local, National and Global (ISBN 978-1-907675-19-5), London: Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe International Conference (CiCe/CitizED), York, UK.

Parker, C. & Bickmore, K. (2012). Conflict management and dialogue with diverse immigrant students: Novice teachers’ approaches and concerns. Journal of Teaching and Learning, 8(2), 47–64.

Parker, C. (2011). Conflictual dialogue pedagogies as learning opportunities for ethno-cultural minority immigrant students [Special Issue]. Citizenship Education Research Journal, 1(1), 43–56.

Parker, C. (2010b). A multicultural approach to teaching English Language Arts: Starting with the personal and connecting to the global. English Quarterly, 41(3/4), 67–78.

Parker, C. (2010a). Finding our way home (at school): A study of students’ experiences of bringing their home culture into the classroom. Journal of Teaching and Learning, 7(1), 17–29.

Book Reviews:

Parker, C. (2015). Review of the book Revisiting the Great White North? Reframing Whiteness, privilege, and identity in education, by D. E. Lund & P. R. Carr. Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale, 44(2), Article 7.

Parker, C. (2007). Review of the book Laptops and Literacy: Learning in the Wireless Classroom, by Mark Warschauer. Journal of Teaching and Learning, 5(1), 77–79.

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