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Dr. Kathleen Gallagher

Professor, Canada Research Chair
Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1V6



Kathleen Gallagher is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Theatre, Youth, and Research in Urban Schools at the University of Toronto. Dr. Gallagher's books include, Why Theatre Matters: Urban Youth, Engagement, and a Pedagogy of the Real. (University of Toronto Press, 2014). The Theatre of Urban: Youth and Schooling in Dangerous Times (University of Toronto Press, 2007) Drama Education in the Lives of Girls: Imagining Possibilities (University of Toronto Press, 2000). Her edited collections include: Why Theatre Now: On the virtue and value of Canadian theatre in the new millennium (forthcoming with Barry Freeman); Drama and Theatre in Urban Contexts. (with Jonothan Neelands, Routledge 2013); The Methodological Dilemma: Creative, Critical and Collaborative Approaches to Qualitative Research (Routledge, 2008). How Theatre Educates: Convergences and Counterpoints with Artists, Scholars, and Advocates (with David Booth, University of Toronto Press, 2003),. Dr. Gallagher has published many articles on theatre, youth, pedagogy, methodology and gender and travels widely giving international addresses and workshops for practitioners. Her research continues to focus on questions of youth civic engagement and artistic practice, and the pedagogical and methodological possibilities of theatre.



Youth, Theatre, Radical Hope and the Ethical Imaginary: an intercultural investigation of drama pedagogy, performance and civic engagement

The Temporary Neighbourhoods of Homeless Youth in Shelters: Their Perspectives on and the implications of social-spatial polarization

Selected Works ]