Carrie Karsgaard

Assistant Professor

Carrie Karsgaard, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Education Department and a co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education. She has worked across the education sector as a secondary school teacher, international higher education professional, and UNESCO policy consultant. Her research focuses on the links between social, ecological, and epistemic justice, both within the settler colonial state of Canada and across borders globally. One aspect of her research draws on social media to tap into public dialogue, with the purposes of informing formal education. Her recent book, Instagram as Public Pedagogy: Online Activism and the Trans Mountain Pipeline, uses digital methods to explore the educative force of social media in anti-pipeline activism. Research interests: epistemic, social, and environmental justice; climate change education; energy education; anti-colonialism; public pedagogy; digital methods; social media