Dr. Shannon D. M. Moore


Assistant Professor

230E Education Building

Shannon has been a high-school teacher since 2000; over the past 19 years, she has taught social studies and English in the public-school system in Vancouver. Shannon completed her PhD in 2014 at the University of British Columbia. She had the opportunity to teach many classes in the Faculty of Education at UBC, as both a sessional instructor and adjunct professor. Shannon also worked with the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation as a member of the Committee for Action on Social Justice, where she produced teaching materials connected to Peace and Global Education. Shannon is currently an assistant professor of social studies education in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning in The Faculty of Education, at The University of Manitoba. Through her research she has explored: student responses to issues of social justice; media education and media literacies in the social studies context; and the use of digital video production in pedagogy and research. Shannon hopes to continue research on the use of social justice and playful pedagogies in formal educational spaces. Further, following the work of many post-structural theorists, Shannon continues to question the ways in which meticulous data collection and analysis can represent the complex, fluid, and contingent identities and spaces of research.

2014 — PhD, University of British Columbia

2008 — MA, University of British Columbia

2000 — BEd, University of British Columbia

1999 — BA, University of British Columbia

Areas of Specialization
•    Social Studies Education
•    Media Education & Literacies
•    Gender, Masculinities specifically

Research Interests
•    The incorporation of Media Education in the social studies context
•    The incorporation of theories of social justice in the social studies context
•    The role of The Teacher in the use of creative/playful pedagogies
•    The impact of neo-liberal discourses and policies on public schools/schooling