Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Magda Lewis

Professor of Educational Contexts
613-533-6000 ext 77277

BA (Waterloo), MA, PhD (Toronto)

Professor of Educational Contexts, Graduate Faculty
Cross-Appointed to Gender Studies and Sociology
Affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies Program (Faculty of Arts and Science)

Website: post.queensu.ca/~lewism/

Research Interests
  • Social justice education in schools and teacher education
  • The social and political context of education and schooling
  • Anti-violence education projects
  • Education for social democracy
  • Contemporary critiques of the marketization of education and knowledge
  • Higher education in the global economy
Academic Profile

For close to thirty-five years Dr. Lewis has been associated with a large variety of social transformation projects including peace education, alternative schooling, and more recently, critiques of the neo-liberal turn in society and culture. Her research and publications range from feminist and critical social theory with a focus on voice, equity, structures of power and social justice; critical analysis of Higher Education and the marketization of the academy; and critiques of neo-liberalism in programme delivery, administrative and ethics review processes in universities. Her book, Without a Word: Teaching Beyond Women's Silence, continues to enjoy popular acclaim in the area of women and higher education.