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. 

She is currently at York University as a Curriculum Specialist in the Office of the Vice Provost Academic managing the academic innovation project (AIF): Digital Humanities and Social Sciences for Teaching & Learning. The aligned e-resource for faculty, Doing Digital Humanities and Social Sciences in Your Classroom, has been published by York University Libraries as a OER Pressbook.
Dr. Cutrara's first full-length manuscript, Imagining a New "We": Canadian history education for the 21st century, will be published by UBCPress in 2019.

With experience in:
  • Developing innovative, dynamic teaching and learning strategies
  • Managing projects, inspiring staff, and fostering an inclusive work environment 
  • Building partnerships, engaging communities, and reaching new audiences
Dr. Cutrara can be contacted for consulting, lectures, and resource development at Samantha.Cutrara@gmail.com.

Using Primary Sources as a Form of Social Justice


NEW WEBSITE! As of September 2018 I will be moving over to a new website. Click here to visit before the domain name is officially moved over.  

Recent Updates

  • I'm the 2018 recipient of the IBBY Canada's Russell Grant for Research on Canadian Children's Literature Samantha Cutrara Receives IBBY Canada's Russell Grant for Research on Canadian Children's LiteratureFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / April 25, 2018: IBBY Canada is pleased to announce that Dr. Samantha ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2018, 7:56 AM by Samantha Cutrara
  • New article published: "The Settler Grammar of Canadian History Curriculum" Find my new article "The Settler Grammar of Canadian History Curriculum: Why Historical Thinking Is Unable to Respond to TRC's Calls to Action" in the new issue of Canadian ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 11:04 AM by Samantha Cutrara
  • Find me at Congress! As mentioned in my last post, I have multiple papers at Congress this year. Find below the schedule. See you then! SUNDAY       May 27 11:00-12:30 CSDH The ...
    Posted May 4, 2018, 9:21 AM by Samantha Cutrara
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