Dr. Natalie LeBlanc

Dr. Natalie LeBlanc
Position
Assistant Professor, Art Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Credentials

PhD (Curriculum Studies, Art Education) University of British Columbia, MA (Art Education) Concordia University, BFA (Art Education & Design Art) Concordia University

Contact
Office: MacLaurin A197
  • 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.