Dr. Kate Tilleczek has been examining the lives and social contexts of children and youth for twenty years. She is the founder and director of the Young Lives Research Lab and UPEI Qualitative Research lab (CFI- funded). Kate is concerned with the ways in which modern societies can marginalize their young and strives to provide nuanced examinations of the daily lives and struggles of young lives. Dr. Tilleczek is currently engaged in 3 clusters of research relating to the impacts of the modern world on young lives; 1) re-imagining schools for and with marginalized youth, 2) educational and social impacts of technology on young lives over time and place, 3) pathways to and from mental health for young people.
Tilleczek, K & Ferguson, B. (Eds). (2013). Youth, education and marginality: Local and global expressions. Waterloo, Canada: Wilfred Laurier University Press.
Tilleczek, K & Campbell, V. (2013). Barriers to youth literacy: Sociological and Canadian insights. Language and Literacy, 15 (2), 77-100.
Tilleczek, K. (2013). On being poor at school. In K. Tilleczek & B. Ferguson (Eds). Youth education, and marginality: Local and global expressions. Waterloo, Canada: Wilfred Laurier University Press.
Tilleczek, K & Kinlock, K. (2013). Humanities infused praxis by, with and for youth: Esoteric hope. In K. Tilleczek, K. & B. Ferguson (Eds). Youth, education and marginality: Local and global expressions. Waterloo, Canada: Wilfred Laurier University Press.
Tilleczek, K. (2012). Policy activism with and for youth transitions through public education. Journal of Educational Administration and History. 44(3), 253-267.
Tilleczek, K. (2012). Early childhood transitions and critical praxis. Canadian Children, 37(2), 13-19.
Tilleczek, K, Ferguson, B., Roth Edney, D. Rummens, J.A., Boydell, K. & Mueller, M. (2011). A contemporary study with early school leavers: Pathways and social processes of leaving high school. Canadian Journal of Family and Youth.3(1), 1-39.
Tilleczek, K (submitted). Theorizing youth: Biography, society and time. In S. Steinberg and A.Ibrahim (editors). The Critical Youth Studies Reader. London: Peter Lang Press.
Tilleczek, K. (2011). Approaching youth studies: Being, becoming and belonging. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
Tilleczek, K. (2011). Adjusting the rear view mirror: An examination of youth driving culture.Youth and Society, 43 (2), 757-778.
Tilleczek, K. (with M. Ferguson and V. Campbell) (2011). Youth transitions through school: Intersections of poverty, mental health and engagement. Policy paper prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services for A Youth Policy Framework. Toronto, Ontario.
Dr. John Smyth
Research Professor of Education
& Research Theme Leader
Centre for Disadvantage and Inequality in Education and Health
School of Education
Dr. Bruce Ferguson
Director of Community Health Systems Group
Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. Andy Furlong
University of Glasgow
Dr. Katherine Boydell
Director of Qualitative Inquiry
Senior Research Scientist
Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. Simon Laflamme
Director PhD in Human Studies
Professor of Sociology