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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Joseph Sheridan

Media & Culture

University   York University
E-Mail Address   joe_sheridan@edu.yorku.ca
Phone Number   (416) 736-2100, ext. 81197
Office Location   Lumbers 132
Office Hours   TBA

Education

B.I.S. American History and Sociology (Waterloo); M.A. Folklore and Mythology (UCLA); Ed.M. Reading and Language (Harvard); Ph.D. Intercultural Education (Alberta)

Biography

Professor Sheridan joined the Faculties of Environmental Studies and Education at York University in 1994. He was previously Associate Artistic Director, Winnipeg Folk Festival, a log builder in the Mountain West and a migrant labourer and occasional Folklorist who taught in urban and rural First Nations education contexts from inner city Winnipeg to Los Angeles, New York, Boston and the Yukon. During his 20's and 30's he organized for the Industrial Workers of the World, rode freight trains and collected interviews for an oral history of tramp traditions on freedom, geographical lore and travel. Professor Sheridan is currently working on a major research study on the history of the concept of indigenous knolwedge and identity to environmental thought and education.

Research Interests

The history of environmental and sustainability education; the oral tradition in historical, environmental and contemporary context; environmental thought and media; homelessness; folklore and environmental thought.

Selected Pulblications

Sheridan, J. (1998). “Twice upon a time”. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 3, 116-135.
Sheridan, J., & Pineault, A. (1997). “Sacred land-sacred stories: The territorial dimensions of intuition.” In R. Davis-Floyd and S. Arvidson, Intuition: The inside story-interdisciplinary perspectives (pp. 57-80). New York: Routledge.
Sheridan, J. (1991). “The silence before drowning in alphabet soup,” Canadian Journal of Native Education, 18 (1), 23-33.

 

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