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), engaging in a research project about the trans/national identifications of Canadian youth, and developing students’ academic researching and writing skills at Seneca College as a partial-load Professor in the Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program and Liberal Arts University Transfer department.

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

Recent Updates

  • New Research Project! I have just been approved for a small Research Project at Seneca College on youth's national, transnational, and multicultural identifications. My current theorization on Canadian youth's transnational connections ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2017, 1:08 PM by Samantha Cutrara
  • New Blog post! Deconstructing Children’s Books on Confederation Ever wondered by we're so bored with narratives of Confederation? Look to our children's books on the topic may give us some hints...Check out my new blog ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2017, 12:59 PM by Samantha Cutrara
  • Hear my Congress Papers! Congress was great this year! Ryerson did Toronto proud! All the Audio Files from my four (4!) papers this year are now available.Visit my Conference and Presentation page to ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2017, 9:48 AM by Samantha Cutrara
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