Dr. Maria-Carolina Cambre PhD
Associate Professor, Education
Faubourg Ste-Catherine Building,
1610 St. Catherine W.
|Phone:||(514) 848-2424 ext. 2002|
IVSA Board Member
European Literacy Network
Digital Story : remembering a community
“You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably can't, but also knowing that ... The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even but a millimeter the way people look at reality, then you can change it"
(James Baldwin 1979)
Interview / Media
My interests include the politics of communication, the issue of representation, critical policy analysis & critical visual and creative work in the social sciences, all with an eye to social justice issues as well as community and identity broadly speaking. Thus, I look at representation mainly through semiotics (micro level), critical, political and sociological theory, and with respect to the literature in visual cultural studies, communication and discourse analysis. I use various frameworks and lenses, focusing on process philosophy. I am interested in theoretical investigations in relation to the politics and sociology of information, image and communication and the visual. I also practice artistic research through creative research & exploration.
The development of my research program falls under the rubric of three broad but overlapping areas:
1. Polymedia literacies/Digital self-display (Identity)
2. Community/pedagogy/policy/politics &
3. Image theory/visual methodologies.
Current & Upcoming
ESTU615 Introduction to Research Methods
ESTU642 Special topics: Critical Policy Issues
ESTU644 Sociology of Education
ADIP549 Project Design
ESTU642 Media, Pop Culture & Education
ESTU645 Curriculum Theory & Design
HUMA889 Doctoral Seminar: Representation/s Otherwise (Winter 2018/2019)
EDUC807 Doctoral Seminar:Qualitative Methods
IHMJ316 Introduction to Visual Methods (Doctoral Seminar)
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Former (King's College @ Western University)
3372 Advertising and Social Institutions
3310 Investigating Everyday Life: Qualitative Research
2170 Classical Social Theory
2171B Contemporary Social Theory
3373 Mass Media and Society
Watts, James (In Progress, Degree Start Date: 2017/9)
An ethnographic study ofspirituality and identity in marginalized youth in high school environments.
Kiley, Amanda (2019) Quebec Sexuality Curriculum Implementation #fail
Abdel Ghani, Maha (2019) Children Vloggers on YouTube: Empowerment or Exploitation?
Qingru Zeng(2019) A Comparison of Literacies Discourses between WesternCountries and China
Ren, Andao (2019) Rethinking Educational Traditions in China from a Gender Perspective
Jarman, Megan (2019) Critical Discourse Analysis in Canadian Policy Education Research
Liu, Xiaoyi (2018) Using Cultural Identity and Intersectionality Theory to Understand Barriers to Integration of Female Chinese International Students in Montreal
Favvas, Christina (2018) Analyzing Quebec’s Policy on Educational Success: A Post-structural Perspective
Kaiah Eaton (2018) Lead Co-supervisor (Philosophy) Understanding Fanonian Humanism Through National Struggles
Parsons, Victoria (2017) Inclusive education for students at-risk: The white spaces
Hoffmann-Kuhnt, B.: Women & Homelessness: Vectors of Invisibility (EL Award)
el Hage, J. : Art for social justice and transforming polycultural societies (EL Award)
Aranibar, M. D.: Street Newspapers: An Educational Tool for Social Change (SSHRC Masters)
Jammal, L.: Liminality, Pedagogy and the Arab Student
Deveaux, E.: Updating media literacy curriculum: The heuristic possibilities of Internet Memes
Elimby, F.: Meditation for transformation: The quest for teachers’ wellbeing
Todorova, D.: TBD
Jones, D.: Education and AI: Opportunities and apprehensions
Cambre, MC. & Lavrence, C. (Under contract) The filtered face: Toward a sociology of selfies. (Routledge Monographs)
Cambre, MC. (2015/16) The Semiotics of Che Guevara: Affective gateways P. Bouissac Ed. in Advances in Semiotics Series at Continuum Books Academic division of Bloomsbury Publishing. London, UK.
Warfield, K., C. Cambre, & C.Abidin. (Eds) (Forthcoming 2020) MediatedInterfaces: The Body on Social Media (Bloomsbury, UK). https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/mediated-interfaces-9781501356186/
Cambre, C., E.Barromi-Perlman, & J. Kedra (Eds)(under contract) Visual Pedagogies: Concepts, Cases& Practices (Brill | Sense Publishers, NL).
EDITED JOURNAL ISSUES
Cambre, C. & Lehmuskallio, A. (Eds), (Proposal accepted). “Traveling by Photograph: Representing & reframing migration” in Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies/Revue d’études interculturelles de l’image.
Traue, B., Blanc, M., & Cambre, C. (Eds). (2019) “Discourse and Visibility: Toward a methodology of Visual Discourse Analysis” Special Issue of Qualitative Inquiry
Cambre, C. (2019). “Visual criminology and the social image/s of crime” in Special Subsection (SSS): Current Sociology
Warfield, K., C. Cambre, & C. Abidin*. (Eds) (2016) Inter-faces and Me-diated bodies. Social Media Society (April-May).
Cambre, C. & Lavrence, C. (2019) “How elsewould you take a photo?” #SelfieAmbivalence. Cultural Sociology.
Cambre, C. (2019). “Introduction: Visual criminology and the social image/s of crime” in Special Subsection (SSS): Current Sociology
Traue, B., Blanc, M., & Cambre, C. (2019) “Introduction: Visibilities and visual discourses. Rethinking the social with the image” Special Issue of Qualitative Inquiry
Cambre, C. (2018). “50 Años de agencia oscilante y distribuida: El virtual de la imagen de Che Guevara.” Traducción Leila Srur* & Ana Inés Heras con permiso del Public Journal of Semiotics (Editor: Jordan Zlatev) In Revista Chilena de Semiótica
Cambre, C. (2016) “Algorithmic love: Quit playin’ games with my <3”in Networking Knowledge: Journal Of The MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, 9(6), 8-25. Special Issue: “Together While Apart: Mediating Relationships and Intimacy.” Prieto-Blanco, P. & Schreiber, M., (Eds.)
VIDEO ABSTRACT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPxLdWNY5Dk
David, G. & Cambre C. (2016) “Screened Intimacies: Tinder and the Swipe Logic.” In Inter-faces and Me-diated bodies Special Issue of Social Media Society. Warfield, K., Cambre, C., and Abidin, C. (Eds)
Plews, J. L., Breckenridge, Y., Cambre, MC., & Fernandes, G. (2014). Mexican English teachers’ experiences of international professional development in Canada: A narrative sequel. e-FLT. (June) Vol. 11:1, 52-75
Artivists 4 life, Robinson, L., & Cambre, MC. (2013). Co-creatn w uth artivists in Uganda: Authors of our own becoming. in Late-modernity and Agency: Contemporary Youth Cultures in Africa Special edition of Postcolonial Text. 8:3-4, 1-21. Ugor, P. (Ed.).
Cambre MC. (2013). Immanence and collage heuristics. in Deleuze & Guattari special edition of Visual Arts Research. 39:1, Issue 76, 70-89. j. jagodzinski, J. Wallin, L. Hetrick (Eds.)
Cambre, MC. (2012). The efficacy of the virtual: From Che as sign to Che as agent. The Public Journal of Semiotics, 4(1), 83-107. P. Bouissac (Ed.)
Cambre, MC. (2012). Stealing or steeling the image? The failed branding of the Guerrillero Heroico image of Che Guevara. Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies/Revue d’études interculturelles de l’image, 31(1). Available at : https://www.csj.ualberta.ca/imaginations/?p=2916
Taylor, A., Foster, J., & Cambre, MC. (2012). Training ‘expendable’ workers: Temporary foreign workers in nursing. Globalisation, Societies, and Education, 10(1), 81-100.
BOOK CHAPTERS (PEER REVIEWED)
Abdul Ghani, M. & Cambre, C. (2020) “Ethan’s GoldenYouTube Play Button: The evolution of a child influencer” In (Warfield K, Cambre C, &Abidin C Eds) Mediated Interfaces: The Body onSocial Media. Bloomsbury Publishing. London, UK.
Jarman, M. &Cambre, C. & (2020) “EvaluatingCritical Discourse Analysis in research: A Canadian Educational Policy Case” In(J.Crossman (UniSA and ICMS) and S. Bordia (ANU) Eds.) Edward ElgarHandbook of Qualitative Research Methodologies in workplace contexts. EE Publishing,Australia.
Cambre, C. (2019).Neither Visible nor Hidden:The Structuring of the Sensible Ch. 7 in A. S. Grønstad & Ø Vågnes (Eds.), Invisibilities.Palgrave MacMillan (Springer International Press).
Cambre, C. (Dec. 2019) Crisis of Literacies: How does the Orchid cite the Bee? in Knowings & Knots: Methodologies and Ecologies in Research-Creation. In Loveless, N. (Ed.) University of Alberta Press, AB Canada.
Cambre, C. & Lavrence, C. (2018) Encounters that open up problems: A critical path forpost-structuralist inquiry, Chapter 7 in Sociological Theory, Methods, and Perspectives. In Michalski, J. (Ed.) Nova Science Publishers, Inc:Hauppauge, NY. USA.Cambre, C. & Arshad-Ayaz, A. (2017). Literacies future past: Inwardness as ethical information. In Samek, T. & Shultz, L. (Eds.) Information Ethics and Global Citizenship. McFarland Publishers, Jefferson NC, USA.
Artivists 4 life, Robinson, L., Cambre, MC., (2015). Youth Artivism in Uganda: Co-creators of our own Becoming. In P. Ugor & L. Mawuko-Yevugah (Eds.), Markets, States and Generations: African Youth in the Age of Neoliberal Globalization 75-96 Ashgate Publishing Ltd. Surrey, UK
Robinson, L., Mashakalugo, C., Obol, A.J., Cambre, MC. (2015). Phenomenological passports: Youth and experiences of place, mobility and globalization. In S. Poyntz & J. Kennelly (Eds.), Phenomenology of youth cultures and globalization: Lifeworlds and surplus meanings in changing times.154-179. Routledge: Studies in Social and Political Thought Series.
Cambre, MC. (2014). Anonymous and the politics of virtual/actual masking. in V. Venkatesh, J. Wallin, J.Carlos Castro, & J. E. Lewis (Eds.), Niche online communities. IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.) pp. 297-391
Taylor, A., Foster, J., & Cambre, C. (2014) Training ‘expendable’ workers: temporary foreign workers in nursing in J. Avis (Ed.) Global reconstructions of vocational education and training. Routledge.
Cambre, MC. (2011). Virtual resurrections: Che Guevara's image as a place of hope. In R. Shields, O. Park & T. Davidson (Eds.), Ecologies of Affect. 217-243. Wilfred Laurier University Press.
(2018, Dec 14) The politics of pleasure: A tentative grammar of #foodporn. Colloquium on “#Foodporn: Mobilesof Desire” The aesthetic, economic, and sociol-political stakes of visual representationof food on social networks. Sponsored by: IRCAV, (Institut Recherche sur le Cinéma etl’audiovisuel) http://www.mobilecreation.fr/ , Sorbonne Nouvelle. Paris, FR.
(2016, July. 22). A Quantum of Meaning: Parallelism and Transvisuality. At The Space and Culture Research Group at the City Region Studies Centre (CRST) University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB, Canada.
(2015, Mar. 18). The Body of Anonymous & witnessing multiplicity via Deleuze & Guattari Visual Media Workshop Lecture Series 2015. At Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Surrey, BC, Canada. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUnbCnr0nN0
(2015, Mar. 14). Ausflüge in die Herausforderungen und Möglichkeiten der aktuellen visuellen Methoden (Exploring the challenges and possibilities of current visual methods) At The Working Group on the Image at Universitat Potsdam, Brandenburg, DE
(2014, Sept. 16). Does Anonymous have a gender or species? Contemporary Issues in Communication at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).
(2014, Sept. 3). Polymedia literacies and the information society. Centre for Integrated Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Athabasca University, Edmonton, AB Canada.
(2014, April 24). Expériences en sociologie visuelle: Le visage du Che Guevara et l’ambiguïté sexuel. Invited lecture at the Laboratoire d'histoire visuelle contemporaine, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales INHA, 2, rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, FR.
(2014, Mar. 22-26). Respondent paper at Knowings and Knots: Methodologies and Ecologies in Research-Creation a Think-Tank with Dr. Donna Haraway (sponsored by: Kule Institute for Advanced Studies, Killam Connection Grant, UAlberta Faculty of Arts, SSHRC, the Canada Research Chairs in Cultural Studies, Design Studies, and Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality, Latitude 53 Gallery, Departments of Art and Design and Women & Gender Studies, University of Alberta.