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Anna Rodrigues
PhD (she/her)

Academic Associate

Faculty of Education

Contact information

Charles Hall - Room 337
Downtown Oshawa
61 Charles Street
Oshawa, ON L1H 4X8

905.721.8668 ext. 2876


Dr. Rodrigues joined Ontario Tech University in 2020, after working as a college professor and media professional for over 25 years. She is an interdisciplinary educator and artist-researcher who is passionate about social justice in education. Her research explores the connections between education, the Arts (visual art, music, dance, literature, and digital media), and equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging, within adult learning contexts. As an artist-researcher, Dr. Rodrigues engages in a variety of creative scholarly practices that include photography, resemiotization, video capture and editing, digital media production and collage. She currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington. Dr. Rodrigues has a PhD in Education - Language, Culture and Teaching from York University, and a Master of Education from Ontario Tech University.

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Courses taught

Master of Education 

  • EDUC 5005G - Social and Cultural Contexts of Education 
  • EDUC 5108G - Youth, Media and Pop Culture 
  • EDUC 5002G - Research Methods in Education

Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies)

  • AEDT 1170U - Psychological Foundations and Digital Technologies 
  • EDST 2120U - Culture and Digital Technologies
  • EDST 2140U - Creating Digital Tools 
    (formerly: AEDT 3140U)
  • EDST 2500U - Foundations of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • EDST 3110U - Critical Digital Literacies
    (formerly: Information Literacy)
  • EDST 3999U - Special Topics: The Power of Art: Advancing Equity through the Creative Process 
  • EDST 3999U - Special Topics: Learning in Community
  • EDST 4530U - Social Justice Issues in Education 

Bachelor of Education

  • EDUC 2400U - Equity and Diversity
  • EDUC 2403U - Independent Inquiry/Internship 
  • EDUC 3216U - Teaching English Language Learners

Research and expertise

  • Art as pedagogy
  • Creative cultural resistance
  • Intercultural understanding
  • Socio-cultural context of language learning
  • Informal learning in adult contexts 
  • Experiential learning
  • Pop culture in education
  • Inclusive online course design
  • Advancing social justice through open educational resources 
  • Media studies 
  • Rodrigues, A. A. (2024). Lessons from the street: Using street art to disrupt misrepresentations and invisibility of Indigenous women and girls in Canadian mass media (In Press). McGill Journal of Education.
  • Rodrigues, A. A. (2020). Whose wall is it anyway? Using street art to navigate the private and public in a community. SAUC - Street Art & Urban Creativity Scientific Journal, 5(2), 18 - 25.
  • Eamer, A. & Rodrigues, A. A. (2020). Encountering Freire: A partnership in experiential learning and social justice. Currents in Teaching and Learning, 11(2), 7-15.
  • Rodrigues, A. A. & Raby, P. (2019). Lessons learned from Indigenizing a media program at an Ontario community college. The College Quarterly, 22(1).
  • Rodrigues, A. A. (2018). Empowering adult learners through blogging with iPads and iPods. Journal of Educational Informatics, 1(1).
  • Rodrigues, A. A. (2014). Lights! Camera! Action! Exploring links between inclusive teaching in broadcast education and diversity in Canadian media. International Journal of Technology and Inclusive Education, Special Issue 1(3).