Who I am...

With a PhD from York University in Education (2012) and a focus on meaningful learning in Canadian history education, Dr. Samantha Cutrara has become an expert in her field of teaching and learning history in both traditional and non-traditional sites of education, such as classrooms, museums, and archives. 

As a History Education Strategist, Dr. Cutrara develops strategies, projects, and programs to help organizations and individuals teach Canadian history in interesting, meaningful, and comprehensive ways. This has been done by 
developing museum exhibits and related programming, writing curriculum and creating resources, leading professional development sessions for educators, and building partnerships amongst organizations and individuals. 

As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Cutrara's work goes beyond pedagogy or presentation. Her work is based in feminist and anti-racist theory, a theoretical focus on 21st century students’ (and visitors’) experiences of learning, and knowledge of classroom practice and curriculum outcomes.

Experience in:
  • Developing innovative, dynamic public history programs 
  • Managing projects, inspiring staff, and fostering an inclusive work environment 
  • Developing and managing innovative outreach initiatives
  • Building partnerships, engaging communities, and reaching new audiences
  • Identifying and understanding the needs of various audiences
  • Utilizing various marketing and communication platforms, such as social media 

She is currently completing a manuscript for UBC Press titled Imagining a New "We": Canadian history education for the 21st century (forthcoming 2018) and developing the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences for Teaching & Learning academic innovation project through the Office of the Vice Provost Academic at York University as a Curriculum Specialist. 

To contact Dr. Cutrara for consulting, lectures, and resource development, please email: Samantha.Cutrara@gmail.com.

Recent Updates

  • Talking about Digital Humanities pedagogy at Congress Based on my current work at York University developing an Instructor's Guide for professors to learn how to bring Digital Humanities and Social Sciences (DHSS) into their classrooms, I ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2018, 2:53 PM by Samantha Cutrara
  • Contributing Editor for Active History This academic year I am pleased to join Active History as a Contributing Editor with a focus on history education. In this role, I will be writing and editing a ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2018, 7:06 AM by Samantha Cutrara
  • CFP: Canadian Youth and Culture in Transnational Perspective - Special issue of Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures I am so excited to be the Guest Editor for a special issue of Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures on Canadian Youth and Culture in Transnational Perspectives!This Special Issue ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2017, 9:54 AM by Samantha Cutrara
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