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Dr. Teresa Fowler

Dr. Teresa Anne Fowler is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education, department of Physical Education and Wellness at Concordia University of Edmonton. She has over 15 years of professional experiences in K-12 education in the areas of guidance and counselling, mental health services, and Indigenous education. Her teaching at the post-secondary level includes courses in teacher education for pre-service teachers as well as graduate level courses in education.

Teresa’s research program follows a bricolage approach within the areas of critical White masculinities, gender, wellness, hockey culture, and critical pedagogy. Using predominately arts-based methodologies using photography, her research provides insights into the ways in which societal complexities need to be addressed from an intersectional lens, including the way we gather data.

Recently completed projects include an Alberta Education study on barriers Indigenous Peoples residing on reserve face in schools, a pan-Canadian curricula review looking at Indigenous environmental issues, and an edited book with a collection of duoethnographies on topics such as homophobia, racism, and Whiteness. Current projects Teresa is working on include a joint project with the Werklund School of Education and the Calgary Stampede Foundation looking at what it means to be a good human, a joint project with Brandon University revealing the complexity and resiliency of hypermasculinity in hockey culture, as well as a project looking at men’s connections to the environment and a new edited book on the mythology of inclusion and wellness in K-12 schools.

Selected Journal Articles

Fowler, T.A. (2019). A #selfie meritocracy in educator professional development:  Generating complacency through self-reflection. Canadian Journal for New Scholars, 10(2). https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cjnse/article/view/53057

Beck, J., Fowler, T.A., & Brown, B. (2020). Asynchronous professional learning: An online conference to connect pre-service and in-service teachers to current research. In R. E., Ferding, E., Baumgartner, R. Hartshorne, R., Kaplan-Rakowski & C. Mouza (Eds.), Teaching, technology, and teacher education during the COVID-19 pandemic: Stories from the field (pp. 565-567). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). https://www.learntechlib.org/p/216903/

Fowler, T.A. (2020). Sensors, metal detectors, cement barricades, and extra security: How “studying up” reveals the tensions in accessing Whiteness in educational research. Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, 19(1), 22 – 37. http://www.freireproject.org/taboo/

Fowler, T.A. (In Press). A strange brew: Bourdieu, disengagement, ice-hockey. Sociology of Sport.

 Lowan-Trudeau, G., Fowler, T.A. (In Press). Considering Indigenous Environmental Issues in Canadian Curricula:  A Critical Discourse Analysis. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies.

Selected Book Chapters

Fowler, T.A. (2017). Grade seven. In Sameshima, P., Fidyk, A., James, K., & Leggo, C. (Eds) Poetic Inquiry III: Enchantments of Place!, 333-336. Delaware, US: Vernon Press.

Fowler, T.A.  & Allen, W. (2018). Implicating ourselves in our research: Being White doing research on Whiteness. In, Lyle, E. (Ed.), Fostering a Relational Pedagogy: Self-study as Transformative Praxis, 165-179. Brill Sense.

Fowler, T.A. (2020). Schooling, milieu, racism: Just another brick in the wall. In Steinberg, S., Down, B., & Nix-Stevenson, D. (Eds.) SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies. Sage.

Kehler, M., Fowler, T.A., Borduas, C. (In Press). Moving men: Examining the (in)tensions of masculinity in a #MeToo era. In, Lafrance, M., Tremblay, G., & Deslauriers, J.M. (Eds), Forgotten Realities of Men.

Bliss, SA, & Fowler, T.A. (In Press). Living in Beloved Community with Difficulty and Uncertainty. In, Fowler, T.A., & Allen, W.S. (Eds.), Duoethnographic encounters: Opening spaces for difficult dialogues in times of uncertainty, DIO Press.

Research Reports

Fowler, T.A., McDermott, M. (2020). How can school systems weave together Indigenous ways of knowing and response-to-intervention to reduce chronic absenteeism in Alberta. Prepared for Alberta Education. https://ucalgary-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/mtt0p8/01UCALG_DSPACE1880/112217

Kehler, M., Fowler, T.A., Borduas, C. (2020). Research report on masculinity, violence, and Whiteness. Prepared for the National Hockey League.

Lowan-Trudeau, G. & Fowler, T.A. (2018). Indigenous environmental issues and educational opportunities in Canada: A curriculum review. Produced through funding from a SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Available at www.indigenousenved.ca


Fowler, T.A. (2020). Racism contributes to poor attendance of Indigenous students in Alberta schools: New study. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/racism-contributes-to-poor-attendance-of-indigenous-students-in-alberta-schools-new-study-141922?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton