Professor, Social Development Studies

EducKristina Llewellynation

2008  SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellowship (Education), University of Ottawa

2006  Doctor of Philosophy (Educational Studies), University of British Columbia

2002  Master of Arts (Theory and Policy Studies in Education), Ontario Institute for the Studies in Education, University of Toronto

2000  Bachelor of Education, Queen’s University

1999  Bachelor of Arts (Hon.) (History), Queen’s University

Current positions

Professor, Department of Social Development Studies, Renison University College, University of Waterloo

Affiliated Member, Department of History, University of Waterloo

Associate Member, Department of Sociology, University of Waterloo

Associate Member, Games Institute, University of Waterloo

Member, Ontario College of Teachers

Additional positions

Past President, Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA) http://www.ache-chea.ca/english.html

Research Associate, Making History: Narrative and Collective Memory in Education, University of Ottawa http://www.makinghistory-fairehistoire.ca/

Research fields

History of Education; Oral History; Women’s History; History Education; Social Studies Curriculum; Citizenship Education; Global Citizenship Education; Teachers and Teaching; Restorative Approaches to Education; Sociology of Education; Child and Youth Studies; Qualitative Methods; Feminist Theory; Democratic Theory and Schooling

Recent prizes and awards

2020  Teaching Excellence Award from Renison University College. Recognizes excellence in teaching (including, but not limited to, evaluations, performance, and preparation/use of materials). https://uwaterloo.ca/renison/news/award-winners-convocation-june-2020

2020  Short-listed for the Distinguished Teacher Award from the University of Waterloo. Recognizes a record of excellent teaching over an extended period at Waterloo. https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-teaching-excellence/dta

2019  Appreciation Award from the Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo. Recognizes people who have gone above and beyond to improve the lives of faculty members. Awarded to the Executive Committee of the Renison Association of Academic Staff (RAAS) and I am President. https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/about/history/fauw-appreciation-award

2018  Canadian Oral History Association Prize, The Canadian Historical Association. Awarded for exemplary oral history practice in the field for the book, co-edited with N. Ng-A-Fook, Oral History and Education: Theories, Dilemmas, and Practiceshttps://cha-shc.ca/english/what-we-do/prizes/the-canadian-oral-history-association-coha-prize.htm

Recent grants

2020-23  SSHRC Partnership Development Grant ($199,998)
Project: La ville extraordinaire: Learning from older Montrealers' urban knowledge through oral history research-creation
Role: Co-applicant (PI, Dr. Cynthia Hammond, McGill University)

2019-26  SSHRC Partnership Grant ($2,500,000)
Project: Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future
Role: Co-applicant, Executive Committee Member, and Co-lead for Curriculum and Resources Cluster (PI, Dr. Carla Peck, University of Alberta)

2019-20  SSHRC Connection Grant ($45,866)
Project: Design for Peace (Tumaco) Exhibition and Workshop
Role: Collaborator (PI, Dr. Jennifer Roberts-Smith, University of Waterloo)

2017-18  Gender Equity Grant, University of Waterloo ($10,000)
Project: Storying Women’s Educational Leadership (SWEL)
Role: Principal Investigator

2016-19  SSHRC Partnership Development Grant ($199,027)
Project: Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation: The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children History Education Initiative (DOHR)
Role: Principal Investigator (with community partners)

Publications

Books


Llewellyn, Kristina R. and Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, eds. Oral History, Education, and Justice: Limitations and Possibilities for Redress and Reconciliation. New York, NY: Routledge, 2019. (219 pages)


 Oral history, education, and justice

 

Oral History and Education book cover


Llewellyn, Kristina R. and Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, eds. Oral History and Education: Theories, Dilemmas, and Practices. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. (396 pages) [Book awarded the Canadian Oral History Association Prize]


 
 

Llewellyn, Kristina R., Alexander Freund, and Nolan Reilly, eds. The Canadian Oral History Reader. Montreal-Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015. (401 pages)


Canadian Oral History book cover

 

Democracy's Angels book cover


Llewellyn, Kristina R. Democracy’s Angels: The Work of Women Teachers. Montreal-Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012. (218 pages)


 

Current research projects

Digital Oral History for Reconciliation: The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children History Education Initiative (DOHR)

DOHR is a community-driven project, supported by SSHRC, that has created a history curriculum unit about the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children. The curriculum includes a virtual reality experience centered on the oral histories of former residents of the Home. The project takes a restorative approach to the redress of historical harms in education. For more information, see www.dohr.ca

Citizens of the World: Youth, Global Citizenship, and the Model United Nations

This SSHRC-funded study, in collaboration with Dr. Kristine Alexander, examines the history of youth global citizenship through a case study analysis of the Model United Nations in Canada. We are currently calling for former participants of MUN in Canada to share their experiences. For more information, see www.modelunhistory.ca or on Facebook @ModelUNCanada

Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future

This national project, supported by a SSHRC partnership grant, is studying the state of history education in Canada. The team is identifying and developing evidenced-based practices for engaged history teaching and learning. The project will provide recommendations for reforms and innovations in history education. For more information, see www.thinking-historically.ca

Recent teaching

SDS 205R History of Education in Canada

SDS 220R Changing Concepts of Childhood

SDS 415R Gender and Education

SDS 425R Equity and Education

Supervision availability

I am available for undergraduate and graduate supervision of students if the areas of history education, history of education, citizenship education, equity and education, oral history, and a restorative approach to education.

Affiliation: 
Renison University College
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