Affiliated Publications + Research

Faculty members in the department are affiliated with several centres, journals, and research areas, some of which are detailed on this page. 


Centre for Global Citizenship Education & Research

Affiliated Faculty: Associate Professor Lynette Shultz

CGCER was founded in 2010 by Dr. Ali A. Abdi and Dr. Lynette Shultz. It is currently led by its two Co-Directors, Professor Lynette Shultz, who is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Professor Anna Kirova, a full-time faculty member in the Department of Elementary Education. Professor Ali A. Abdi is the founding co-director of CGCER and currently Senior Research Fellow. CGCER is accountable to the Governing Council and to the Dean of the Faculty of Education. Additionally, the Advisory Committee is comprised of members from the university (both faculty and students), and from the wider community.


Intersections of Gender, a University of Alberta Signature Area

Affiliated Faculty: Professor Dia Da Costa, PhD. Associate Director, Intersections of Gender

Intersections of Gender is an academic hub focused on illuminating intersectional gender research, supporting interdisciplinary research collaborations, growing inclusive mentorship and teaching, and engaging communities across all sectors on gender + intersectionality.


The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education (JCIE)

Affiliated Faculty: Associate Professor Lynette Shultz

The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education (JCIE) is an open access, peer reviewed journal that is currently published twice a year. The JCIE is committed to publishing original articles by eminent and emerging scholars that take a critical and interdisciplinary approach on a variety of issues in education from diverse contexts. The journal is open to both field-based research and conceptual and theoretical works; it especially welcomes critical scholarship that aims to contest conventional assumptions about educational and social development contexts and relationships. As such, JCIE accepts for review, previously unpublished articles that include but are not limited to global education, foundations of education (including sociological, philosophical, historical and cultural studies in education), citizenship and human rights education, social justice and related issues in education, specialized curriculum studies topics, policy studies in education and politics of education. We welcome suggestions for special issues and book reviews.