MA Theses

The following is a list of Masters Theses that either utilize A/r/tography as a methodology or other forms of arts based, practice led forms of artistic research such as: arts-informed, autobiography, autoethnography, research creation, research based theatre, narrative inquiry, embodied inquiry, lived inquiry, and poetic inquiry. To access the abstract of the thesis (and in some cases, the full thesis) — please click on the link next to the title. Updated: July, 2017

 

Aguiar, A. B. (2011). Pesuisa Educacional Baseada nas Artes: Experincias A/r/togrificas. Unpublished master’s thesis, Brasil: Universidade de Brasília.

Alibhai, A. B. (2000). Cross cultural collaboration and community art practice: An autobiographical examination. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

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Bickel, B. (2004). From artist to a/r/tographer: An autoethnographic ritual inquiry into writing on the body. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

 

 

 

 

Barredo de Valenzuela Gómez, M. (2014). Autorretrato y contexto desde una perspectiva A/r/tográphica [Selfportrait and context from an A/r/tographic view]. Unpublished master’s thesis, Granada, Spain: University of Granada. LINK

 

Barreto, C. (2011). Visualidades Queer de Matthew Barney: O Ciclo Cremaster. Unpublished master’s thesis, Brasil: Universidade de Brasília.

Brankley, L. A. (2010). Stage fright: Perceptions and experiences of pre-service teachers in performing arts-based education in an inclusive setting. Unpublished master’s thesis, Ottawa, ON: University of Ottawa.

Borhani, M. T. E. (2013). Brocading the world: A poetic inquiry. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

Codack, R. (2010.). Portrait of the artist/researcher/teacher: A reflection on the nature of learning [MEd thesis, North Bay, ON: Nippissing University, 2009]. The Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning, 4(1). LINK

Cuerden, B. (2010). Art, nature and the virtual environment: Three strands of a narrative inquiry written around a schoolyard garden as a collection of “events”. Unpublished master’s thesis, Ottawa, ON: University of Ottawa. PDF

Dayhoff, D. L. (2011). One art teacher’s journey into curriculum review and revision. Unpublished master’s thesis, Washington, DC: Corcoran College of Art & Design. PDF

Durocher, R. J. (2009). Masked: An (Visual) Arts-Informed Perspective into Gay Teacher Identity. Unpublished master’s thesis, Toronto, ON: University of Toronto (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education). PDF

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Garcia Lazo, V. (2012). The visual as a thinking tool: Developing students’ critical thinking skills through images. Unpublished master’s thesis, Auckland, New Zealand: The University of Auckland. PDF

 

 

Ghecevici, A. C. (2010). Learning from and about artists: Identity, place, practice. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

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Gillard, T. (2014). Trust through art and its practice : a/r/tography study. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

 

 

Hamilton, L. J. (2015). Art in the face of death: Art therapy with a family. Unpublished master’s thesis, Nelson, BC: Kutenai Art Therapy Institute. PDF

 

Hastings, Adiparvar, E. (2003). Creating art as an act of prayer. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

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Hudson, L. (2006). Memory and identity (de)construction: An a/r/tographic act of inquiry. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

 

Hurtado Giráldez, R. (2014). El cuaderno de Apuntes como Estrategia y Narrativa para los Procesos de Aprendizaje: Desde una perspectiva A/r/tográphica [Sketchbook as a strategy and narrative for the learning processes: A/r/tographic perspective]. Unpublished master’s thesis, Granada, Spain: University of Granada. Online Link

Inglis, B. (2009). Leading on the verge of peril: A creative journey of vice-principalship. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

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Kauffman, N. B. (2012). Cracks and openings, murkiness and unknowns: Dis/rupting knowledge through the atelier/atelierista model of timeless and embodied learning. Unpublished master’s thesis. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education). PDF

 

Largo, M. (2007). From the pearl of the Orient to uptown: A collaborative arts-based inquiry with Fllipino youth activists in Montreal. Unpublished master’s thesis, Montreal, QC: Concordia University.

Lea, G. W. (2010). Research in three acts: Approaches to developing research-based theatre. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

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LeBlanc, N. (2008). An investigation of the space between the painting and the photograph: Deconstructing the process and reflecting on the two media that constitute my art practice. Unpublished master’s thesis, Montreal, QC: Concordia University. PDF

 

 

Major, D. (1998). A tale of three psyches: Reflecting on art education as journey work in words and imagery. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

McDermid, H. J. (2010). Improvising spaces: Places, spaces, and do-it yourself performance in Vancouver, BC. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

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Meli, S. (2013). Art from within: An encounter with holocaust art from the Terezin ghetto. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

 

 

Moriarty, C. S. (2010). Music as “language” of expression for understanding multiplication in grade three. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

Pente, P. V. (2002). Visual metaphors and visual journals in preservice teacher art education: Subtitle case study. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

Porter, N. (2003). L/I/N/E/S: Examining personal artistic process. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

Purton, F. L. (2013). Exploring students’ experiences of arts-based pedagogy: An a/r/tographical journey. Unpublished master’s thesis, Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta. PDF

Reeve, J. (2003). “You will remember this for the rest of your life”: An exploration of experiential learning through performance. Unpublished master’s thesis, Toronto, ON: University of Toronto (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education).

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Ricketts, K. A. (2007). Listen carefully, the dance is whispering… : Articulating praxis identity and place through dance. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

 

Robertson, H. (1997). Unlocking the gate: Teaching for transformation as pedagogical artists. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

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Rodriguez Naranjo, G. E. (2012). Personal a/r/tographic narratives of cultural displacement: In Latino American immigrants living in Canada. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

 

 

Silvers, A. T. (2011). Learning by he/art. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

Snedden, E. (2011). Leading ladies: Portraits and principals. Unpublished master’s thesis, Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington. PDF

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Springgay, S. (2002). The body knowing: A visual art installation as educational research. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

 

 

Taverne, P. (2016). Kunstgeschiedenis & Kunst Maken, een onderzoek met a/r/tography. Unpublished master’s thesis, Groningen, The Netherlands, University of Groningen. PDF

 

 

Uline-Olmstead, M-L. (2009). The knitted flower project: Arts-based research within knitting communities. Unpublished master’s thesis, Ohio State University. PDF

Ursino, J. M. (2015). Piercing memory – marking history : The National Women’s March Against Poverty and the quilt Women United Against Poverty 1996 and 2015. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

Verwood, R. (2011). “Building Peace” through quiltmaking : The role of participatory artistic quiltmaking in supporting peacebuilding among grade 4-7 youth. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

Wilson, S. (2000). Fragments: An art-based narrative inquiry. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF

Winick, E. (2005). The storying of an art educator: The power of living legacy. Unpublished master’s thesis, St. Catharines, ON: Brock University. PDF

Yalte, Z. (2011). The song of the soul: Transforming disabling illness through art. Unpublished master’s thesis, Victoria, BC: University of Victoria. PDF

Yeung, C. K. L. (2009). Multimodal close reading as currency: Transmediating poetic language through artistic design. Unpublished master’s thesis, Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia. PDF