Dr. Natalie LeBlanc

Dr. Graham McDonough

Dr. Natalie LeBlanc

Assistant Professor, Art Education

PhD (Curriculum Studies, Art Education), University of British Columbia

MA (Art Education), Concordia University

BFA (Art Education & Design Art), Concordia University

Office:  MacLaurin A197

Phone:  250-721-7895

Email:  natalieleblanc@uvic.ca

  • Art practices as research

  • Artistic inquiry as a way of knowing, thinking and learning

  • Visual & artistic inquiry in art teacher education

  • The relationality of places and spaces

  • Identity exploration in/through art

  • Participatory and socially engaged art practices

  • Digital and studio art practices

  • Contemporary and conceptual art practices and processes

  • Art education, K-12 and higher ed

  • Visual inquiry & Arts based educational research methodologies

Articles

LeBlanc, N. & Irwin, R. L. (2020). A/r/tography. In Noblit, G. (Ed.). Oxford Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods in Education. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

LeBlanc, N., Triggs, V., & Irwin, R. L. (2019). Sub/versing mentoring expectations: Duration, discernment, diffraction. The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, 39(1), 82-96.

LeBlanc, N., & Irwin, R. L. (2019). A cosmopolitan imagination: Reimagining national identity through art. Sunnyt/Origins: Finnish Studies in Art Education Journal, 2, 344-359.

LeBlanc, N. (2019). “The ‘dream scene’: Exploring participatory socially engaged art practices through arts based educational research”.The International Journal of Art and Design Education, 38(3), 562–571.

Hicks, V., & LeBlanc, N. (2019). ‘Just’ a conversation about studio practice. Visual Arts Research, 45(1), 114–119. Special Issue: Women Art Educators in Higher Education: Conversations on Studio Practices. Guest Edited by Dr. L. Lewis, Youngstown State University.

LeBlanc, N., & Irwin, R. (2019). A/r/tography. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press.

LeBlanc, N., & Irwin, R. L. (2018). Teachers storying themselves into teaching: Comics as an emergent and relational form of research.LEARNing Landscapes, 11(2), 223–240.

LeBlanc, N., Davidson, S. F., Ryu, J., & Irwin, R. L. (2015). Becoming through a/r/tography, autobiography and stories in motion. The International Journal of Education through Art, 11(3), 355–374. 

LeBlanc, N. (2014, Summer). In/visibility of the abandoned school: Beyond representations of school closure. Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, 31, 55–88.

LeBlanc, N. (2013). Photographing the abandoned school. Canadian Art Teacher, 11(12), 48–53.

 

Book Chapters

LeBlanc, N., & Irwin, R. L. (In Press). A/r/tography. In A. Lascizik, A. Sinner, V. Triggs, R. L. Irwin (Eds.), A/r/tography: Essential Readings and Conversations. Intellect.

LeBlanc, N., Davidson, S. F., Ryu, J., & Irwin, R. L. (2015/2020). A/r/tography wo toushita Seisei, Ugoiteiru Monogatari to Jiden [Becoming through a/r/tography, autobiography and stories in motion].  (K. Morimoto, Trans.). In K. Kasahara & R. L. Irwin (Eds.), A/r/tography: Geijutsuka/Kenkyusha/Kyouikusha to shite Ikiru Tankyu no Houhou [A/r/tography: A Methodology of Living Inquiry as Artist/Researcher/Teachers] (pp. 211-236). Himeji: Book Way.

LeBlanc, N., Davidson, S. F., Ryu, J., & Irwin, R. L. (Invited translated reprint [Turkish], in press). Becoming through a/r/tography, autobiography and stories in motion. S. Duygu, B. Eritsti, & R. L. Irwin (Eds.), A/r/tografi: Uygulama Tabanlı Araştirma Yöntemi. Ankara, Turkey: Pegem.

LeBlanc, N. (2019). Performing interventions: A practice-led approach to doctoral research. In A. Sinner & R. L. Irwin (Eds.), Provoke: International perspectives on visual arts dissertations in education. Lapland University Press. 

Boulton, A., Irwin, R. L., LeBlanc, N., & May, H. (2018). Encountering research as creative practice: Participants giving voice to the research. In L. Knight & A. Lasczik Cutcher (Eds.), Arts-research-education: Connections and directions (pp. 31-60). Springer: Studies in Arts-Based Educational Research. 

LeBlanc, N. (2017). The abandoned school as an anomalous place of learning: A practice-led approach to doctoral research. In R. Siegesmund & M. Cahnmann-Taylor (Eds.), Arts-based research in education: Foundations for practice (2nd ed., pp. 174-189). Routledge.

Irwin, R. L., & LeBlanc, N., Ryu, J., & Belliveau, G. (2017). A/r/tography as living inquiry. In P. Leavy (Ed.), Handbook of arts based research (pp. 37-53). New York: Guilford Press. 

Boulton, A., Irwin, R. L., LeBlanc, N., & May, H. (2016). Interventions and intraventions of practice based research. In P. Burnard, E. Mackinlay & K. Powell (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of intercultural arts research (pp. 248-258). New York: Routledge.

 

 

Peer-reviewed Conferences

2021

LeBlanc, N., & Boulton, A. Accepting educational responsibility during Covid-19: A curatorial embodiment of place. Annual convention, American Educational Research Association (AERA).  [forthcoming]

2020

LeBlanc, N., & Boulton, A. A curatorial embodiment of place through the creation of film during Covid-19. Artful Inquiry Research Group (AIRG) Virtual Symposium, McGill University, Montréal, QC.

2019

LeBlanc, N., & Irwin, R. L. Re/negotiating representations of Canadian identity through contemporary art. World congress, International Society for Education through Art (InSEA), Vancouver, BC.

LeBlanc, N., & Irwin, R. L. Cosmopolitanism as ‘cultural creativity’ in arts based and artistic research. 6th Conference on Arts-Based Research and Artistic Research, Vancouver. BC.

LeBlanc, N., Irwin, R. L., Belliveau, G., Gouzouasis, P., Pinar, W. F., Beare, D., & Murphy, D. Re/negotiating representations of Canadian identity through arts based educational research. Annual conference, Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Vancouver, BC.

2018

Irwin, R. L., & LeBlanc, N. Postcards from home: Inquiring through art. African regional congress, International Society for Education through Art (InSEA). Walvis Bay, Namibia.

Irwin, R. L., & LeBlanc, N. A cosmopolitan imagination: Reimagining national identity through art. European Regional congress, International Society for Education through Art (InSEA), Helsinki, Finland.

Siegesmund, R., LeBlanc, N., Shields, A., & Wicks, J. Dreams and possibilities of significant educational research: Revisiting the Eisner/Gardner debates on the arts-based dissertation. Annual convention, American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

Siegesmund, R., Hofsess, B., LeBlanc, N. Prendergast, M., & Sousanis, N. ScholARTists: Second edition of arts-based research in education. Annual convention, American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

LeBlanc, N., & Irwin, R. L. Artists-in-residence: Possibilities for learning. Annual convention, National Art Education Association (NAEA), Seattle, WA.

Irwin, R. L., LeBlanc, N., & Triggs, V. Then and now: Co-mentoring in and through time. Annual convention, National Art Education Association (NAEA), Seattle, WA.

LeBlanc, N., & Shields, A. The a/visual in visual arts doctoral research. 5th Conference on Arts-Based and Artistic Research, TATE Liverpool, UK.

2017

LeBlanc, N., & Irwin, R. L. A cosmopolitan imagination: Reimagining national identity through art. 7th World Arts Alliance for Education (WAAE) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Irwin, R. L., & LeBlanc, N. Engaging with communities through artists-in-residence. 7th World Arts Alliance for Education (WAAE) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Lin, C. C., LeBlanc, N., Irwin, R. L., Belliveau, G., Gouzouasis, P., & Leggo, C. O Canada! Reimagining Canadian identity through arts based research methodologies. National conference, Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) National, Toronto, ON.

2016

LeBlanc, N., Boulton, A., Irwin, R. L., & May, H. Pedagogies of ontology: Interventions and intraventions of practice based research. Annual meeting, American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC.

LeBlanc, N. Visual inquiry: A radical, ethical, and evolutionary practice. Annual convention, National Art Education Association (NAEA), Chicago, IL.

LeBlanc, N., & Boulton, A. Visual inquiry in art teacher education: A Canadian and American perspective. Annual convention, National Art Education Association (NAEA), Chicago, IL.