Shirley Steinberg

Dr. Shirley Steinberg

Professor, University of Calgary

Localisation : Calgary, AB
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Shirley R. Steinberg , PhD, is the former Werklund Research Professor of Critical Youth Studies at the University of Calgary. Her research examines equity, social justice, media and popular cultural literacy, and the cultural studies of youth. An advocate of youth activism and empowerment, she is the author of many books and articles about youth.

Toronto International Women Film Festival – Best Documentary Director Award Winner 2021


New publicatons


The Sage International Handbook of Critical Pedagogies
Shirley R Steinberg & Barry Down, Editors
London: Sage Publishing 2020

The Stigma of Genius: Einstein, Consciousness and Critical Education
Shirley R Steinberg, et al
New York: Peter Lang Publishing 2021

A History of Progressive Music and Youth Culture by Dennis Carlson
Shirley R. Steinberg, Editor
New York: Peter Lang Publishing 2020


Steinberg, S.R. (2020). “Exodus at home: a narrative introspection on what matters.” In Qualitative Research Journal.

Steinberg, S.R. (2021). ‘Hopeful Provocations for a Dialogue with Critical Pedagogy.” In Academicus International Scientific Journal 12.24 (2021).

Steinberg, S. R. (2020). “On the Ground Literacies: Moderating with Media and Theatre to Embody Critical Pedagogy.” In: International Journal of Roma Studies. Vol 2, No 1 March 2020.

Steinberg, S. R (2021). “Chapter 1: The North American Notion of Youth: Creating a Transformative and Critical Youth Pedagogy for Leadership.” In Knapp, G. and Krall, H. (Eds). Youth Cultures in a Globalized World: Developments, Analyses and Perspectives. Cham,
Switzerland: Springer Publishing.


Toronto International Women Film Festival – Best Documentary Director Award Winner 2021

Northwest Fest (Edmonton) – Official Selection 2021

Screening Scholarship Media Festival (University of Pennsylvania) – Official Selection 2021

Docs Without Borders – Official Selection 2021

WRPN Women’s International Film Festival- Official Selection 2021

International Festival of Winter Cinema (Edmonton) – Official Selection 2021

Venice Short Film Festival – Semi-finalist 2021

The Impact Doc Awards –Award of Recognition 2021

Chicago Indie Film Awards – Semi-finalist 2021

Beyond the Curve International Film Festival (Paris) – Finalist 2020

Tokyo International Short Film Festival – Official Selection 2020

New York Independent Cinema Awards – Official Selection 2020Montreal Independent Film Festival- Honorable Mention 2020


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