PhD, McGill University (2001)

Biography

Currently Dr. Stewart’s work engages the teaching and learning benefits of socially networked, online Community Mapping tools and the unique potential of locative media for social justice initiatives on the UBC campus. Social Justice @UBC considers how official knowledge is mapped in ways that typically exclude members of marginalized groups and represent a very partial aggregate of culture. Participatory community mapping projects enable active relationships to public knowledge and new forms of educational innovation and participatory citizenship.  This proposal requests support for the development of aSocial Justice @UBC community mapping project that will provide students and instructors in multiple Arts and Education courses with a digitally networked environment that supports educationally significant collaborative research, networking, critical thinking, and multimedia literacy. Locative media offer a way of making visible hidden stories of place and belonging. Increasing cultural and linguistic diversity in the world today call for a much broader view of literacy. Technologies of community mapping and social justice workpositions students as knowledge creators. Flexible learning and community engagement provide a diverse group of undergraduate students a pedagogic infrastructure that will build core research and intercultural competencies.

Selected Publications

Stewart, Janice.  “Queer Pedagogy?:  Contagion and Heterosexual Panic Surrounding the Trial of The Well of Loneliness”  Forthcoming thirdspace 2012.

Stewart, Janice.  “Thoroughly Modern Melancholia: Virginia Woolf, Writer, Daughter” Woolf Studies Annual  V 16:  2010.  133-154.

Stewart, Janice.  “Shadows in a Cracked Mirror: The Spectre in The Well of Loneliness” Enter Text 6.3 2007.

Stewart, Janice.  “Locked in a Room of One’s Own?”: Querying the Quest for the Keys to Woolf’s Madness” Partial Answers.  2.1. 2004.  147-175.

Stewart, Janice.  “Cultural Appropriation and Identificatory Practices in Emily Carr’s “Indian Stories” Frontiers 26.2. 2005.  59-72.

Stewart, Janice.  “Still Crazy after all These Years” Surfaces. III.16. 1993.  4-10.