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Stuart Poyntz’ research interests include children, youth and media cultures, theories of the public sphere, with specific concern for the work of Hannah Arendt, and young people’s historical thinking, particularly in relation to digital media technologies. He has extensive background in the history of media literacy, nationally and internationally, and has written on Canadian cinema and the relationship between film and historical representation. He completed his Ph.D. with the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at UBC.
Stuart’s work can be found in the Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies, the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, the Canadian Journal of Education, Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, and various edited collections.
Currently, Stuart is completing a new book, Media Literacy: A Critical Introduction for Wiley-Blackwell, beginning a new research project (New Media Literacies – Mapping Media Production Affordances in Canadian Media Education Contexts), and continuing to work with the education community in BC, which he has done for more than a decade.