Michelle Stack, PhD

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Michelle Stack, PhD

Associate Professor

Faculty of Education

Dept. of Educational Studies

Vancouver Campus


Education, Youth

Contact Information

Chosen name and pronouns:

Michelle Stack (She/Her/Hers)


Tel: 604-822-9101

Tel: 604-369-7572


Twitter/ MichelleLStack

Alternate Contact

Sachi Wickramasinghe

Media Relations Specialist

Tel: 604-822-4549

Email: sachi.wickramasinghe@ubc.ca


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.

In the Media

Ignore university rankings, but make higher education an election issue – The Conversation Educators should play a more important role in the fight against racism, says UBC professor – CBC Think disability is a tragedy? We pity you – The Conversation