Joel Westheimer is Professor and University Research Chair in Democracy and Education at the University of Ottawa where he co-founded and co-directs Democratic Dialogue: Inquiry into Democracy, Education, and Society. A former New York City public schools teacher and a professor at New York University, Westheimer teaches and writes on democracy and education, social justice, and community service learning.
Sharon Anne Cook
Sharon Anne Cook is Professor of Education at the University of Ottawa where she currently holds a joint appointment between the Faculties of Education and Arts, teaching in the Department of History. She co-directs Democratic Dialogue: Inquiry into Democracy, Education, and Society. Her research interests extend to issues of pedagogy, especially related to teaching History, Civics and Health, equity, and gender, and the history of women, education, and addictions such as alcohol, smoking and drugs.
Kristina R. Llewellyn
Kristina R. Llewellyn is a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa with Democratic Dialogue: Inquiry into Democracy, Education, and Society. Kristina teaches at the University of Ottawa in the history of education and the relationship between schooling and society. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia in 2006. Llewellyn writes on the history of women teachers, gendered democracy in post-WWII Canada, and oral history methodology. Her work has appeared in such journals as Historical Studies in Education and Review of Education and Pedagogy and Cultural Studies. Her current project is an educational history of voluntary programs that have encouraged Canadian youth to become ‘global citizens’ from 1945 to the present.
Luz Alison Molina Girón
Luz Molina is a doctoral candidate in educational foundations at the University of Ottawa. She is interested in issues of multiculturalism and democracy. Formerly, she was a teacher and a university faculty member in Honduras.
Karen Emily Suurtamm
Karen Emily Suurtamm has completed her M.A. in English Literature from Concordia University, where she taught composition as a faculty member. She recently worked in Ottawa as a researcher. Karen is now completing her M.A. in Archival Studies with the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto.