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Lorrie Blair, PhD

Professor and Acting Chair, Art Education
Fellow, School of Irish Studies


Lorrie Blair, PhD
Office: S-EV 2.619 
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4642
Email: lorrie.blair@concordia.ca


Teaching activities

Selected Thesis Supervision

PhD

Chase, Stanley. Chronicles of teen participants from the Leave Out Violence (LOVE) photojournalism project. Concordia University, 2008.

Rahn, Janice. Motivation in hip-hop graffiti culture : the site of tension between individual desire, peer influence and community space. Concordia University, 1999.

Levy, Leanne M. Pink politics : a research project about girls.  Concordia University, 2006.

MA

Rochon, Katherine.  La robe est la métaphore: une expérience de studio en tant que modèle et témoignage d'un apprentissage. Concordia University, 2007.

Woo, Vila. A critical reflection of student art teaching and the implications for cooperating teachers. Concordia Univesity, 2006.


Research activities

Current research

SSHRC Aid to Workshops: Teenage Cultural Practices: Setting a Research Agenda.

The Vice-President, Research & Graduate Studies' Seed Funding Program.  Research on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in First Year Drawing Courses.

The Vice-President, Research & Graduate Studies' Seed Funding Program. Team award. Research on Developing Assessment of Learning (AOL) Practices and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) at Concordia.


Publications

Recent publications

2009). Teaching about the cultural significance of symbols through tattoos. Canadian Art Teacher, 8 (1), 52-55.

(2009). Teaching about unsanctioned street art: Risks and Rewards. Teaching about the cultural significance of symbols through tattoos. Canadian Art Teacher, 8 (1), insert.

(2007). Tattoos and teenagers: An art educator's response. Art Education, 60 (5), 39-44.

(2006). Art Teacher Barbie: Friend or Foe. Canadian Journal of Education, 29 (1), 329-346.

(2005). Cosmetic surgery and the cultural construction of beauty. Art Education 58 (3)14-18. Co-written with Maya Shalmon.

Select publications

Art Teacher Barbie: Friend or Foe. (2006) Canadian Journal of Education 29 (1), 329-346

(2006). The Razor's Edge: An Art Educator's Response to Self-Mutilation. (2006). Actes du colloque sur la research en enseignment des arts visuals.

Cosmetic surgery and the cultural construction of beauty. (2005) Art Education, 58 (3), 14-18. Co-written with Maya Shalmon.

(De)Constructing the Irish Famine Memorial in Contemporary Quebec. (2002) In Ireland's Great Hunger: Silence, Memory and Commemoration. Edited by David Valone and Christine Kinealy. Maryland: University of America Press. 311-329.

The art of remembrance: What memorials can teach us. (2000) Actes de colloque sur la recherch en enseignement des arts visuals. Edited by Francine Gagnon-Bourget and Pierre Gosselin. Montréal: Créa Éditions. 7-11.

Outsider art: Some ethical considerations for art educators. (2000) Canadian Review of Art Education, 27, (2), 33-50.

Teaching about sacred objects. (2000) With Linda Szabad-Smyth and Janette Haggar. Journal of the Canadian Society for Education through Art, 30 (2), 14-20.

Censorship Canadian Style. (1997) In Readings in Canadian Art Teacher Education. Edited by Rita Irwin and Kit Grauer. Quebec: Canadian Society of Education through Art. 125-130.

Strategies for dealing with censorship. (1996) Art Education, 49 (5), 57-61.

Selected Criticism

Profile of Irish-Canadians: Paul Kane. (2003) Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 27-28 (2-1), 112-115.

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. (2001) Art Papers, 25 (5), 56-57, and Canadian Art, 18 (3), 108.

La Biennale de Montréal. (1999). Art Papers, 22 (2), 63.

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