Women & Gender Studies Institute

June Larkin

B.A., M.Ed (Educational Psychology, University of Western Ontario); Ph.D. (Education, University of Toronto)

phone : 416-978-8282

office : 2034

email : june.larkin@utoronto.ca

I studied Psychology, Feminist Studies and Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and was interested in doing research that had a real impact in the community, particularly for youth. I was introduced to arts-based approaches to research by Claudia Mitchell, McGill University, who is a leader in the field of visual arts. Alternative forms of knowledge production are a real fit with my current work in Women and Gender Studies and Equity Studies; disciplines that challenge traditional research models that privilege Eurocentric models of education. Through photovoice, collage, videography, and performance I have discovered new and exciting ways to engage youth in socially transformative research that has significance for their everyday lives.

My areas of supervision are youth, sexuality, sexual health and arts-based methodologies.