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Shirley Steinberg

University of Calgary

Shirley Steinberg

I am a Research Professor of Critical Youth Studies at the University of Calgary. I am the author and editor of many books in critical pedagogy, urban and youth culture, and cultural studies. Originally a social/improvisational theatre creator, I have facilitated happenings and flashmobs globally. I am a regular contributor to CBC Radio One, CTV, The Toronto Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, and Canadian Press. I am also the founding editor of "Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education", "The International Journal of Youth Studies", and the Managing Editor of "The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy". I am co-founder of The Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy, and I am the co-organizer of International Institute of Critical Pedagogy and Transformative Leadership. I am committed to a global community of transformative educators and community workers engaged in radical love, social justice, and the situating of power within social and cultural contexts, specifically involving youth. .