Shirley R. Steinberg

CCCB  Miquel Taverna, 2015

Research Professor of Youth Studies at the University of Calgary

Shirley R. Steinberg, educational consultant and theatre director, is director and co-founder of The Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy and also founder of the Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership Studies at the University of Calgary. Her research fields are critical pedagogy and youth and urban culture and she aims through her work to promote the idea that education is a basic tool for achieving a just, egalitarian society. She has written several books on these subjects. Notable among them are Critical Youth Studies Reader (2014); Kinderculture: The Corporate Construction of Childhood (2011); 19 Urban Questions: Teaching in the city (2010); and Thinking Queer: Sexuality, Culture, and Education (2000), which is published in Spanish as Pensando “queer” (Grao, 2005). She has translated into English the book El amor en la sociedad del riesgo by Professor Jesús Gómez, (Radical Love, 2014), a study which probes clichés about love in the context of affective relationships among young people. She has written for many reviews and, with Joe L. Kincheloe, was a founding editor of Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education.

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