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Anita Sinner, PhD

Professor, Art Education

Anita Sinner, PhD
Photo: Marc Bourcier
Office: S-EV 2.619  
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5199
Website(s): Anita Sinner

As an artist, researcher and teacher, Anita brings transdisciplinary perspectives to research involving qualitative approaches and many forms of arts research in relation to curriculum studies and social and cultural issues in education. Research interests: artwork scholarship, arts research, a/r/tography, arts-based pedagogies, international art education, history of education, material culture, life writing, social fiction, spatial design of classrooms, curriculum theory, sociology of education, community art education, and pre-service and in-service teacher education.

Series Lead Editor, Artwork Scholarship: International Perspectives in Education


PhD, University of British Columbia

Research activities

Research underway


SSHRC Insight Grant, Geographies of Artwork Scholarship: Investigating Impact Literacies as Ecologies of Sensible Practice, Sinner (PI, Concordia), Irwin (UBC).

SSHRC Insight Grant, Retracing, Reimagining and Reconciling our Roots, Irwin (PI, UBC), Leddy (UBC), Triggs (Regina), Sorensen (Regina).

SSHRC Insight Grant, CREATION of the Self: A museum-university collaboration, White (PI, McGill), Lachapelle (Concordia), Sinner (Concordia) 

SSHRC Insight Grant, The transversality hub: Towards a new mode of learning for community arts practice, Lin (PI, UBC), Sinner (Concordia), Irwin (UBC), Grimmett (UBC)

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, Mapping A/r/tography: Transnational storytelling across historical and cultural routes of significance, Irwin (PI, UBC); Sinner Concordia);Hu (Hangzhou);  Lasczik (Southern Cross); Kasahara (Tokyo Gakugei); Viadel (Granada);Roldan (Granada); Triggs (Regina)


SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, The Pedagogical Turn to Art as Research: A Comparative International Study of Art Education, Sinner (PI, Concordia), Irwin (UBC); Adams (Chester); Jokela (Lapland); Viadel and Roldán (Granada)

SSHRC Connections Grant, Provoke: Visual Art Dissertations, Sinner (PI)

SSHRC Insights Development Grant, Material Culture and Teacher Identity Development, White (PI, McGill), Sameshima (Lakehead), Sinner (Concordia)

SSHRC Insights Development Grant, Community Art Education: An Emergent Model of Innovative Teaching and Research in Canada, Sinner (PI, Concordia), Szabad-Smyth (Concordia); Vaughan (Concordia)
SSHRC Aid to Workshop Grant,
Participatory Arts-based Research: An Interdisciplinary Community Arts Workshop, Sinner (PI, Concordia)
SSHRC Standard Research Grant
Portrayals of Teachers' Lives: Investigating Teacher Education Through Popular Culture and Digital Media as Arts Education, Sinner (PI, Concordia), Leggo (UBC); Hasebe-Ludt (Lethbridge)

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