Dr. Brenda Trofanenko

Canada Research Chair in Education, Culture and Community, Tier II

School of Education
Box 57
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
B4P 2R6

Office: Emmerson 214
Phone: (902) 585-1381
Fax: (902) 585-1761

Email: brenda.trofanenko@acadiau.ca


Education: M., B.A., M.A., B.Ed. (Alberta, M.Ed. (New Br.), Ph.D. (Br. Col.)

Research Interests:
  Social Theory
  Sociology of Education
  History Education
  Historical Consciousness
  Museum Studies
  Qualitative Research
  Digital Humanities
  Community Informatics

Recent Publications:

Trofanenko, B. (under review). On traumatic history displayed: The pedagogical challenges of interminable learning. Museum Management and Curation.  

Trofanenko, B. (in press). In K. Kee (Ed.), PastPlay: History, Technology, and the Return to Playfulness. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press.  

Trofanenko, B. (2010). The Educational Promise of Public History Museum Exhibits. Theory and Research in Social Education 38 (2), 270-284. 

Trofanenko, B. (2009). Gazing on the Past: Examining the Pedagogical Purposes of Public History. In E. Heilman (Ed.), Social Studies and Diversity in Teacher Education: What We Do and Why We Do It. New York: Routledge.  

Trofanenko, B. (2008). More Than a Single Best Narrative: Collective History and the Transformation of Historical Consciousness. Curriculum Inquiry, 38 (5), 579-60. 

Trofanenko, B. (2008). Dare We Know the Nation? Considering the Nexus of Discursive Leveraging and Identity. Discourse, 29(3), 259-274.  

Trofanenko, B. (2008). On Cultural Identity and Difference. In P. Trifonas (Ed.), Worlds of Difference: Rethinking the Ethics of Global Education for the 21st Century (pp. 78-93). Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.  

Trofanenko, B. (2006). Public Museums and Identity, or, the Art of Being Displayed. In A. Segall, E. Heilman, & C. Cherryholmes (Eds.), Social Studies: The Next Generation (pp.95-109). New York: Peter Lang.  

Trofanenko, B. (2006). 'A World of Knowledge:' Digital Technologies and Social Studies. In E. W. Ross (Ed.), The Social Studies Curriculum: Purposes, Problems, and Possibilities (pp.241-253). New York: SUNY Press. 

Trofanenko, B. (2006). Displayed Objects, Indigenous Identities, and Public Pedagogy. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 37(4), 309-327.  

Trofanenko, B. (2006). Interrupting the Gaze: Reconsidering Authority in the Museum. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 38(1), 49-65.  

Trofanenko, B. (2005). On Defense of the Nation. Social Studies, 96(5), 193-199. 

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