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. 
She is also completing a manuscript for UBC Press titled Imagining a New "We": Canadian history education for the 21st century. 

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.

Recent Updates

  • 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 Apr 5, 2018, 7:36 AM by Samantha Cutrara
  • 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 Apr 10, 2018, 10:58 AM by Samantha Cutrara
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