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Articles, books, monographs, chapters in books:
  • Rethinking a Transabled Aesthetic Paradigm for Art and Design Education, Canadian Art
    Teacher, 11, (1), pp. 6-19. (article)
  • Border Crossings: An Erotic Affair? (Editor & writer with: D. Georgis, S. Injejikian, E. Kakouris, P. Pandya) Toronto: WIAprojects & Cultural Pluralism the Arts.
  • (En)gendering Difference: A For(u)m for Possibilities, Learning Landscapes, McGill University,
    Spring 4, 2 , pp 233-257. (http://learninglandscapes.ca/).
  • Performing Pedagogy: Communitas in Context (monograph), Toronto: WIAProjects.
  • A  Flash of the Real: Situating a Performative Practice for Action Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change (eds) Cheryl McLean & Robert Kelly. Calgary: Detselig/Temeron Press (book chapter) (pending).
  • Rethinking a trans-abled aesthetic paradigm for OCADU? (article). ADEL Publication, Toronto: OCAD U.
  • The High End of the Experiential: “Grounding” Performance Pedagogy? (article). ADEL Publication, Toronto: OCAD U.
  •  (Dis)Regarding Pain? Resituating a Feminist “Cyborg” Praxis, Canadian Women’s Studies, York University (Volume 28, #2,3, pp 99-104).
  • Enacting Learning: An Arts-Informed Inquiry with the Bay Area Artists for Women’s Art (BAAWA). Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. (book)
  • Travelling: Performing in Virtual Space, Square2, Picton, ON: Sparkbox Studio/Scout Design, Issue 1, June. (article).
  • The Motherlode/load: A Performative Praxis in Mothering Canada: Interdisciplinary Voices (ed.) Leesa Streifler, Toronto: Demeter. (book chapter).
  • Travelling: A Flash of the Real: Re-situating Pain in a Cyber-Practice, Educational Insights Spring. 
  • Cellu(H)er Resistance: A Body with/put Organs? In/Tensions, York University, Issue 3, Fall.
  • Feminist Performance: The Body Grotesque as Transgressive Site/sight (article) in International Feminist Journal of Politics, London: Routledge. (10/3, Sept 2008, pp. 388-401).
  • The Parallelogramme Years (with John Oughton) in From Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars, (ed) Paul Couillard. Toronto: FADO Press. (May)
  • “Walking the Table”: Dramatic Teaching (editor/monograph), Toronto: York University & CWSE/OISE/UT.
  • Performance Art Research in Arts-informed, Vol. 5, April. 19-21.
  • In/Valid (with Leena Raudvee). Toronto: 6th Floor Press & CWSE/OISE/UT (monograph).
  • Empowerment in Action: Creative Strategies for Living with Cancer in In Stride magazine, fall, pp.10-11.
  • Berenicci Hershorn: Manifesting Ideas -- Resistance is Futile, in Caught in the act: An Anthology of performance art by Canadian women, (eds.) Johanna Householder & Tanya Mars, Toronto: YYZ Books (Dec.).
  • The Breast Cancer Bomb in Take out: Performance recipes for public space, (ed) Christine Redfern, Montreal: La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, (Oct.)
  • The Body as (yet to be) re-made (monograph), Propeller Gallery, Toronto, June.
  • The Self that Enacts Learning: A Research for/with the Bay Artists for Women’s Art, (BAAWA) (PhD thesis). Toronto: OISE/University of Toronto.
  • Learning in Relation as an Art (chapter in book). In V. Griffin, J. Robinson, S. Saberton (Eds.) Learning partnerships: Interdependent learning in adult education. Toronto: OISE Department of Adult Education.
  • The Garden Stories of Dawn Beattie (monograph). Bowmanville: The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington.
  • Mapping the (Un)familiar (with Margaret Rodgers) (book). Bowmanville: The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington.
  • Teaching and Learning the Spiritual Path: An Interview with Catherine Rathbun (article), Matriart: A Canadian Feminist Art Journal 2 (3), spring.
  • Mothers Making Art (article). Matriart: A Canadian Feminist Art Journal, 1 (4), summer.
  • Fibre in the 90's (article). FRONT Magazine, Nov./Dec.
  •  Representing Lesbian Sexuality (article). Matriart: A Canadian Feminist Art Journal, summer/fall issue. 
  • Paper's paradoxes (monograph). In FRAGMENTS , Kingston, Ontario: Kingston Artists' Inc.. Exhibition curated by Jonathan Brown.
  • Revolution in the Mountains: Feminism at The Banff School of Fine Arts (article). Women's Education des Femmes, 6 (3), summer.
 Articles (professional), conference presentations, public lectures: 


  • Staging Transitional Encounters in Art Education, Canadian Society for Education through Art (CSEA), Montreal, May 2013.
  • Artists-Teachers: Partnerships in Art Education, Canadian Society for Education through Art
    (CSEA), Montreal, May 2013. 


  • Aesthetic In/Tensions and Connections, the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS). Event Title: Art in Times of Conflict: Curricular Explorations, Congress Pre-Conference, Wilfred Laurier University, (paper), May 2012.
  • Art & Design Education Lab: “Archipelago of the Imagination”, OCADU: Faculty of Art Newsletter, 3 (2) Spring & ADEL Journal 2012 (on line)
  • Staging Transitional Encounters in Art Education, Canadian Society for Education through Art (CSEA), Montreal, May 2013.
  • Artists-Teachers: Partnerships in Art Education, Canadian Society for Education through Art
    (CSEA), Montreal, May 2013. 
    • Art Education within the “Archipelago of Imagination”, Canadian Society for Education through Art 
      (CSEA), Edmonton, Oct. 2012.

      Rethinking a Trans-abled aesthetic paradigm for art and design education CSEA, Fredericton, NB.
    • Rethinking a Trans-abled aesthetic paradigm for OCAD U? Where do Art, Design and Disability Collude? (panel) OCAD University.
    • Performing Interpretations, Interpretive Languages (panel) with Boyd White and Phil Rostek, OSEA/CSEA conference, AGO/OCADU, Toronto.
    • The High End of the Experiential: Grounding Performance Pedagogy. Performance Pedagogy Symposium, OCAD University.
    • gender/TROUBLING, Canadian Women’s Studies Association, The Congress, Montreal.
    • (En)gendering Difference: Creating a Space for Arts Activism, Social and Environmental Justice Symposium, Academic Research, The Royal Conservatory, Toronto.
    • Travelling: Performing a pedagogy in virtual space CSEA, Vancouver.
    • gender/TROUBLING and Social Justice: Innovative Arts Curricula in Secondary and Post-secondary Education, OSEA, Toronto. 
    • Leaky categories: Creative research in "Walking the Table": Dramatic teaching & gender/TROUBLING, CWSE OISE, UT.
    • Slip, Slide and Play: Disability, Conformity and Normalcy (a response to David Serlin) Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto.
    • Feminist Performance: The Body Grotesque as Transgressive Site/sight, Memorial University, Newfoundland. 
    • The Body as in/sight/site in Arts-informed, Vol. 5, April. 15-18.
    • The Motherlode/load: A Performative Practice, ARM, York University, Toronto
    • A Performance: The Body Grotesque as Political Site/sight, UAAC, NSCAD, Halifax.
    • Pause and Play: Is this the “um” in Curriculum? for OISE, University of Toronto for the Centre for Arts- Informed Research.
    • Pause and Play: Is this the “um” in Curriculum? A performance artist acts out in the academy (keynote) for Collisions 2006, University of Victoria.
    • Dioramas in the "Flesh": Performing (as) Feminist Pedagogy for Women and Health (keynote) for the Pauline Jewett Institute for Women’s Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa for International Women’s Day.
    • Nipples! I have no Nipples: Creative Strategies for Breast Cancer Resistance for Wellesley Central, Toronto: Arts-Based Research for Community-based Research.
    • Embodying Breast Cancer: Learning in Performance on panel: “Performance and Pedagogy”, UAAC Annual Conference, University of Victoria, Nov 10-12 .
    • Performing Breast Cancer: Creative Practices for Research and Learning, Popular Feminism lecture, Centre for Women’s Studies in Education, University of Toronto.
    • Body in Extremis, “Towards Tomorrow”, Centre for Performance Research, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
    • The Body as In/sight/site, for Inter/sections: Parameters of avant-guard collaboration, Trent University (July ‘04) & Queen’s University, Ban Righ Centre (March ‘05). 
    • The Body and/in Art: Representation and Interpretation, for the Ontario Society for Education through Art, Sheridan College, Toronto. 
    • Performing Autobiography: Strategizing Resistance for Disability, for an International & Multi-disciplinary Conference, Seeing Things: Explorations in Vision, Knowledge and Power, University of Western Ontario. 
    • Hands on: Environs (essay for monograph). Breathworks, Waterfront Trail Artists.
    • The Girls: Loring & Wyle. Lecture/performance examining the media representation of two Canadian historical sculptors in Toronto, mid-1900's, written for the Art Gallery of Ontario.
    • The Self which enacts learning: A Research with/through the Bay Area Artists for Women’s Art (BAAWA). Web-site publication, Moving Bodies Conference, State University of New York at Brockport (www.brockport.edu/mbem/proceedings.htm)
    •  Travelling between worlds, public lecture with Sylvat Aziz and Carol Laing, Union Gallery, Queen’s University, Kingston, June; WARC Gallery, Toronto, January.
    • Emily speaks. (performance/lecture) on Canadian artist Emily Carr in context of Canadian art history at nation-wide art museums, conferences, etc.
    • Tentanda Via. (lecture/performance). In lecture series: 20 Years of Women at Hart House, Hart House, University of Toronto.
    • Connecting with the Community: Mapping the (Un)familiar. Presented with Margaret Rodgers at the Ontario Museum Association Annual Conference, October 18-22, Timmins, Ont.
    • Speaking through images: A Historiography of memory, story and sensation from the Bay Area Artists for Women's Art. Published in conference proceedings for the Third Penn State Symposium on the History of Art Education, October 12-15, Pennsylvania State University. 
    • The Garden Stories of Dawn Beattie (catalogue essay), Bowmanville: The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington 
    • Doreen Jensen and Joane Cardinal-Schubert: Two native women artists tackle issues through their art (article). Gallerie: Women's Art, 1 (2), fall.
    • Let's not forget our kin in the country (published conference commentary for Feminism and Art Conference, Toronto, 1988). Women's Education/ des Femmes, 6 (3), summer. 
    Reviews, commentaries, short works:
    • Moving Research about Addressing Impacts of Violence on Learning into Practice (review) Resources for Feminist Research, Vol.33, Nos. 3/4.
    • Turning the “Screw” in Gajardo, Lorena M. & J. Ryckman (Eds.). Becoming Feminists. Toronto, Ontario: Resources for Feminist Research & Centre for Women’s Studies in Education Online Publications, OISE, University of Toronto.
    • A Flash of the Real: Situating a Performance for Change, The Body-Nothing Else: Women Artists Changing Bodies (online publication, edited by Ria Vanden Eynde, Belgium). 
    • When I see, hear, feel... locating cancer contradictions. In Petra Kuppers, Community performance: An Introduction London & New York: Routledge, p.120. 
    • Cancer as/in the War Zone. Broadspeak, Issue 1, Sept 2005.
    • Cancer: A Metaphoric Re/Vision, a review of Bombard/Invade/Radiate by Aiko Suzuki A Space Gallery, Toronto, May 7- June 11 2005. FUSE.
    • Delight, startle and shock the senses. The Intelligencer, July 27, 2005.
    • The Summer of Her Baldness: A Cancer Improvisation (review). for Resources for Feminist Research 31,1-2.
    • Racism Eh? by Charmaine & Camille Nelson (review). Resources for Feminist Research 31, 1-2.
    • The confessional by Clive Robertson. (review). Parachute, July/Aug/Sept. #3.
    • Locating Alexandra (review). Resources for Feminist Research, 26, 3-4.
    • Dawn White Beattie: Garden Stories (review). Ontario Craft 22, #4 (Winter)
    • Dancing Barefoot in the Jock Jungle (commentary). ACT: Among Teachers. #20 (Spring).
    • OKWA ... Meet BAAWA (research commentary). The Organization of Kingston Women Artists, December/January.