Dr. Natalie LeBlanc

Dr. Graham McDonough

Dr. Natalie LeBlanc

Assistant Teaching 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 education
  • Visual inquiry
  • Arts based research
  • Digital and studio art practices
  • Identity exploration in/through art
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Participatory and socially engaged art practices
  • The relationality of places and spaces
  • Artistic inquiry as a way of knowing, thinking and learning
  • Visual inquiry in art teacher education

O Canada! Reimagining Canadian Identity: A Cosmopolitan Approach to Teaching and Learning. (Primary Investigator, Dr. Rita L. Irwin, Professor, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, University of British Columbia)

Impact & Process Evaluation of Rural eMentoring BC (ReMBC): A Province-wide Digital Mentorship Program for Rural and Indigenous Youth Interested in Health Sciences (Primary Investigator, Dr. Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, Professor and Associate Dean, Academic, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Univeristy of British Columbia)

Assessment of Cultural Competancy Learning using Modified Reflexive Photography (Investigators Jason Min and Larry Leung, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia)

Articles

 

LeBlanc, N. & Irwin, R. L. (In Press). 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. (In Press). Sub/versing mentoring expectations: Duration, discernment, diffraction. The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education.

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., Davidson, S. F., Ryu, J., & Irwin, R. L. (Invited translated reprint [Japanese], in press). Becoming through a/r/tography, autobiography and stories in motion. In M. Morimoto, M. Sato & R. L. Irwin (Eds.), A/r/tography: A Practice Based Research Methodology. Kyoto, Japan: Kitaohji Shobo.

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.