Dr. Vanessa Andreotti

Dr. Vanessa Andreotti
Professor, Incoming Dean of the Faculty of Education (July 1, 2023)
Curriculum & Instruction
Office: MacLaurin A566

PhD (Education and Critical Theory and Cultural Studies) University of Nottingham, UK M.Ed. (Educational Technology) University of Manchester, UK B.Ed. (Letters/Applied Linguistics) Federal University of ParanĂ¡, Brazil

  • Global Citizenship Education
  • Climate Education
  • Anticipatory Futures
  • Efforts of Decolonization
  • Global Justice
  • Comparative Education
  • Modernity/Coloniality
  • International Development Education
  • Indigenous and Community Engagement
  • Settler Responsibilities

Dr. Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti, incoming Dean of the Faculty of Education (from July 1, 2023) is currently the interim Director of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC, where she co-leads a Climate and Nature Emergency Transdisciplinary Program. Dr. Andreotti is a former Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change (see interview about her research program with Dr. Cash Ahenakew) and a former David Lam Chair in (critical) Multicultural Education (see David Lam Chair Masterclass). Dr. Andreotti has held academic positions in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Aotearoa/New Zealand and Finland. She has worked extensively across disciplines, sectors and communities problematizing and offering alternatives to common approaches to social change that reproduce simplistic solutions to complex problems, paternalistic relationships with historically and systemically marginalized communities and ethnocentric ideals of sustainability, equity and justice. She is one of the co-founders of the Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures (GTDF) Arts/Research Collective. Dr. Andreotti is also a member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada. She joins the Faculty of Education at UVic with a mandate to advance decolonization, Indigenization, equity, justice and climate resilience efforts.

Andreotti, V. (2022). Weaving threads that gesture beyond modern-colonial desires for mastery, progress, and universality. In Epistemic Colonialism and the Transfer of Curriculum Knowledge across Borders (pp. 175-194). Routledge.

Stein, S., Andreotti, V., Suša, R., Ahenakew, C., & Čajková, T. (2022). From “education for sustainable development” to “education for the end of the world as we know it”. Educational Philosophy and Theory54(3), 274-287.

Stein, S., Andreotti, V., Ahenakew, C., & Hunt, D. (2022). The complexities and paradoxes of decolonization in education. In Reimagining globalization and education (pp. 198-213). Routledge.

Andreotti, V. D. O. (2021). Depth education and the possibility of GCE otherwise. Globalisation, Societies and Education19(4), 496-509.

Andreotti, V. D. O. (2021). The task of education as we confront the potential for social and ecological collapse. Ethics and Education16(2), 143-158.

Jimmy, E., & de Oliveira Andreotti, V. (2021). Conspicuous Consumption: economies of virtue and the commodification of Indigeneity. Public32(64), 121-133.