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Dr. Amanda Wager

Vancouver Island University

Amanda Claudia Wager, PhD is a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Community Research in Art, Culture & Education at Vancouver Island University in British Columbia, Canada. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Wager’s community research, teaching, and scholarship focuses in literacies, languages, and the arts with local youth, families, and communities. Her scholarship encompasses the fields of qualitative inquiry, participatory research methodologies, Indigenous and culturally responsive pedagogies, multimodal and multilingual literacies, and arts/drama-in-education. Her community-led research in education is informed by 18 years of experience as a trilingual/literate/cultural (English/Spanish/Dutch) educator with children, youth, and adults in Canada, Peru, the Netherlands, and the United States. In recognition of Dr. Wager’s teaching, she was awarded the Killam Graduate Teaching Award at the University of British Columbia (UBC).