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Education

Doctor of Philosophy
Department of Language and Literacy Education, UBC
Vancouver, BC, Canada
2013 – 2018

Master of Education
Department of Language and Literacy Education, UBC
Vancouver, BC, Canada
2013

Bachelor of Education
Secondary Education, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada
2001

Academic Activities

Refereed Publications

Leggo, C. & Ahn, C. (In press). Learning to laugh: Irony in election. Portrayal of teachers and teaching on stage and in film: Dramatic Depictions. [Book chapter.]

McKerracher, A., Sinner, A., Leggo, C., Hasbe-Ludt, E., Ahn, C., Rak, S. & Boschee, J. (2016). When is the Teacher? Reflections on social fiction, film, and life writing. Journal of Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, 14(1), 92-107.

Ahn, C. (2015). (Re)Discovery: Accepting, enduring & surviving. Journal of Educational Enquiry14(1), 17-29.

Ahn. C. (2014). Zooming in on film in the English classroom. English Practice, 56(1), 49-54.

Ahn. C. (2013). Writing: Making a connection with 21st century students [Book Review]. English Practice, 55(1), 40.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Ahn, C (2017 May 28). The Iconic Polar Bear: Visual Rhetoric and Environmental Documentaries. The Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference. Toronto, ON: Ryerson University.

Ahn, C (2017 Feb 18). Critically Viewing Film. Provoking Curriculum. Montreal, QC: McGill University.

Ahn, C. & Peña, E (2016 May 30). Reality as a genre. The Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference. Calgary, AB: University of Calgary.

Ahn, C. (2015 May 31). Film and the secondary English classroom. The Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference. Ottawa, ON: University of Ottawa.

McKerracher, A., Sinner, A., Leggo, C., Hasbe-Ludt, E., Ahn, C., Rak, S. & Boschee, J. (2015 Feb 21). When is the Teacher? Reflections on social fiction, film, and life writing. Provoking Curriculum Conference. Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia.

Ahn. C. (2014 May 27). Exploring ecoliteracy through the visual lens. Paper presented in the Ecoliteracy and Storytelling in Contemporary Literary Landscapes Symposium at The Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference. St. Catharine’s, ON: Brock University.

Ahn. C. (2014 May 3). Lights, camera, [classroom] action!: Film & the ela curricula. Investigating Our Practices Conference. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia.

Presentations

October 28 2017 Deceptive Media in the Classroom (with Ernesto Peña), LLED Seminar/Workshop

June 2 & 16 2016 Beyond the Northwest Tree Octopus: Visual analysis as key to critical digital literacy (with Ernesto Peña) Vancouver School Board

2015 Beyond the Northwest Tree Octopus: Multimodal Visual analysis as key to critical digital literacy (with Ernesto Peña), Digital Learning Centre Series (LLED).

2014 Engage with the Digital for your Studies, LLED Apprenticeship Seminar Series

2013 Teaching Film: Really!? How?, Digital Learning Centre Series (LLED).

Guest Lectures/Presentations

Oct 2016 & 2017 Visual Rhetoric & Environmental Documentaries [ASTU/EDUC 210: Introduction to Global Citizenship Part I]

June 5 & 14 2017 Critical Visual Literacies [LLED 361: Literacy Practices and Assessment]

October 2016 The Environment & The Visual [EDST 401: Education, School & Social Institutions]

December 2015 Reality as a Genre (with Ernesto Peña) [LLED 368: Multiliteracies in the ELA Classroom]

July 2014, 2013; Oct 2012 Film: Taking it off the Cutting Room Floor [LLED 368: Multiliteracies in ELA Classrooms]

Events

June 2017 Ecopoetics Events with Dr. Carl Leggo, Dr. Kedrick James, Margaret McMcKeon, and Natalia Archacka

Research Experience

2014-15 Graduate Research Assistant with Dr. Carl Leggo, LLED, UBC
Researching the narrative lives of teachers and students portrayed in recent Hollywood films.

2012-13 Graduate Research Assistant with Dr. Carl Leggo, LLED, UBC
Researching literature regarding the connection between teaching and poetry.

Advising Experience

2014-17 LLED Graduate Peer Advisor, LLED, UBC
Organizing social and academic events, upkeep of the website as well as aiding fellow graduate students when necessary. [2015 & 2017 – LLED Graduate Research Conference Chair]

2016-17 K-12 Innovative Partnership Post-Secondary Partner/Subject Matter Expert
British Columbia School District 42 Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows
Working with educators to advise on how to implement modules of the new secondary English curriculum.

Service

Graduate Curriculum Association Committee, Student Representative
Head’s Advisory Committee, Student Representative
LLED Graduate Teacher Assistant Mentorship Program
LLED Chapbook
Canadian Society for the Study of Education LLED Student Representative

Awards

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award
Jean MacDonald Graduate Fellowship
LLED Service Award
UBC Graduate Scholarship-LLED RITS Award
Faculty of Education Graduate Award
UBC Graduate Scholarship-LLED Entrance Scholarship