Miles, James (jac2452)

James Miles

FT Visiting Professor - Social Studies Program
Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education

Faculty Expertise:

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Toronto

M.A. University of British Columbia

B.Ed. University of British Columbia

B.A. University of British Columbia

Scholarly Interests

History and social studies education, historical consciousness, historical thinking, memory studies, settler colonialism, difficult histories

Selected Publications

Journal Articles (refereed)

Miles, J. (2021). Scattered memories of difficult history and museum pedagogies of disruption. Journal of Museum Education, 46(2), 272-281.  https://doi.org/10.1080/10598650.2021.1911537

Miles, J. (2020). Curriculum reform in a culture of redress: How social and political pressures are shaping social studies curriculum in Canada. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 53(1), 47-64.  https://doi.org/10.1080/00220272.2020.1822920

Miles, J. & Springgay, S. (2020). The indeterminate influence of Fluxus on curriculum and pedagogy. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 33(10), 1007-1021. https://doi.org/10.1080/09518398.2019.1697469

Miles, J. (2019). Seeing and feeling difficult history: A case study of how Canadian students make sense of photographs of Indian residential schools. Theory and Research in Social Education, 47(3), 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/00933104.2019.1626783

Miles, J. (2019). Historical pageantry and progressive pedagogy at Canada’s 1927 diamond jubilee celebration. Historical Studies in Education, 31(2), 1-25. https://doi.org/10.32316/hse-rhe.v31i2.4663

Miles, J. (2018). Teaching history for truth and reconciliation: The challenges and opportunities of narrativity, temporality, and identity. McGill Journal of Education, 53(2), 291-311. https://doi.org/10.7202/1058399ar

Book Chapters (refereed)

Miles, J. (2021). Redressing historical wrongs or replicating settler colonialism? In M. Keynes, H. Elmersj., D. Lindmark, & B. Norlin (Eds.). Historical justice and history education.  Palgrave Macmillan. 

Journal Editorials

Miles, J. & Nayak, P. (2020). Curricular co-presences and an ecology of knowledges. Curriculum Inquiry, 50(2), 99-104, DOI: 10.1080/03626784.2020.1776970

Miles, J. (2019). Historical silences and the enduring power of counter storytelling. Curriculum Inquiry, 49(3), 253-259. https://doi.org/10.1080/03626784.2019.1633735

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