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Suzanne Thomas

Place-based community arts, art and social advocacy, arts-informed inquiry, image-based research, qualitative research methods, reflexive inquiry and teacher development, eco-phenomenology, practitioner’s ecological identity, sense of place in education

Degrees: 
  • B.A., University of Toronto
  • B.Ed., York University
  • M.Ed., The Ontario Institute for
  • Studies in Education, University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., The Ontario Institute for
  • Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Position: 
Assistant Professor
Department: 
Education
Faculty: 
Education
Phone: 
(902) 566-0459
Research Interests: 
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Arts-informed Inquiry
  • Visual Culture
  • Poetic Inquiry 
  • Art Education, Diversity & Social Justice
  • Ecology & Sustainable Leadership
  • Eco Phenomenology & Geopoetics 
  • Nissology, study of islands 
Citations: 
  1. Thomas, S. (forthcoming, 2005). Riding the waves, reading the sea: A journey in scholartistry. In J. G. Knowles, A. L. Cole, L. Neilsen, & S. Promislow (Eds.), Creating scholartistry: Imagining the arts-informed thesis or dissertation. Halifax, Nova Scotia & Toronto, Ontario: Backalong Books & Centre for Arts-informed Research.
     
  2. Thomas, S. (forthcoming, 2005). Art as artifact: Seeing beyond static appearance. In J. G. Knowles, A. L. Cole, L. Neilsen, & T. C. Luciani (Eds.), The art of visual inquiry. Halifax, Nova Scotia & Toronto, Ontario: Backalong Books & Centre for Arts-informed Research.
     
  3. Thomas, S. (2004). Art-making and theorizing through the language of imagery. In A. L. Cole, L. Neilsen, J. G. Knowles, & T. C. Luciani (Eds.), Provoked by art: Theorizing art-informed research (pp. 62-70). Halifax, Nova Scotia & Toronto, Ontario: Backalong Books & Centre for Arts-informed Research.
     
  4. Thomas, S. (2004).Of earth and flesh and bones and breath: Landscapes of embodiment and moments of re-enactment. Halifax, Nova Scotia & Toronto, Ontario: Backalong Books & Centre for Arts-informed Research.
     
  5. Thomas, S., & Knowles, J. G. (2002). Through the camera lens: Students focus on place in schools. Journal of Critical Inquiry into Curriculum and Instruction, 4(3), 7-14.