Welcome to our Visiting Scholar, Dr. Mary Hamilton

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Western’s Faculty of Education is delighted to welcome Dr. Mary Hamilton as our Visiting Scholar for the month of June, 2011. A social psychologist, Dr. Hamilton is a Professor of Adult Learning and Literacy at the University of Lancaster, UK.

An internationally renowned scholar, Dr. Hamilton is a contributor to UNESCO and European Community initiatives on literacy and is a founder member of the national network, Research and Practice in Adult Literacy. She is a groundbreaking contributor to the social practice approach to literacy studies and continues to innovate such studies by her use of concepts from actor network theory, institutional ethnography, and linguistic ethnography.  She is also a major contributor to the production of knowledge related to innovative research methodology including qualitative and participatory models and on-line research with a special interest in Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis and the use of visual images and multimodal data sources in research.

Dr. Hamilton will be giving the following presentations during her time at the Faculty:

Local Literacies in a Global Context: Reflections on Literacy and Learning in a Changing World
Tuesday June 7, 2011
Community Room

Walled Gardens and Wide Open Spaces: Academic Writing in its Time and Place
Monday June 20, 2011
Community Room

Graduate Student Lunch & Learns
Friday June 3, 17, 24th
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
Community Room