Associate Professor
Fields
Expertise

educational policy, politics, university rankings, media education, media literacy, anti-racism, disability studies, social justice, educational equity, knowledge mobilization, knowledge translation, media representation of mental illness, comedy and social change

Michelle Stack is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Studies. Her research interests include educational policy and politics, university rankings, media education, anti-racism, disability studies, educational equity and knowledge translation. She is the author of Global University Ranking and the Mediatization of Higher Education, and she is editor of a second upcoming book on university rankings and journal impact factors. Michelle teaches workshops and courses across the university that are aimed at developing the capacity of graduate students to communicate their scholarship to journalists and others. She is preparing to dip her toe for a second time into the world of standup comedy in an attempt to expand conversations about mental illness, white fragility, disability and rankings. Michelle won the Killam Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2017, and she is a 2020-21 Peter Wall Scholar.