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University of Waterloo
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Oral History; History Education; History of Education; and Gender History
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About Me

Dr. Llewellyn has broken new ground internationally in the study of oral history, history education, citizenship education, and the history of education. In 2012, she authored Democracy’s Angels: The Work of Women Teachers. The Canadian Oral History Reader, which she co-edited and published in 2015, is the first primer on oral history scholarship ever produced in Canada. Oral History and Education: Theories Dilemmas and Practices, published in 2017, is the first comprehensive assessment of oral history education within 21st century schooling. She is the author of dozens of award-winning journal articles and book chapters; an impressive volume for an early-career scholar in history and education. Now an Associate Professor of Social Development Studies, she has spoken at more than 20 national and international conferences, including several invited keynotes. She recently served as President of the Canadian History of Education Association and an advisor for the national traveling museum exhibit Trailblazing Women in Canada. Dr. Llewellyn is the Principal Investigator of the SSHRC project Citizens of the World: Youth, Global Citizenship, and the Model United Nations. She is also the Director of the SSHRC project Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation. This project creates virtual reality oral histories with former residents of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children to assess how virtual storytelling may redress historical harms with youth in schools.

Recent Publications


Ng-A-Fook and K. Llewellyn (Editors). (Forthcoming). Oral History, Public Education and Social Justice: Troubling Cultures of Reconciliation. New York: Routledge.


Llewellyn, K. and N. Ng-A-Fook. (Editors). (2017). Oral History and Education: Theories, Dilemmas, and Practices. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


Llewellyn, K., A. Freund, and N. Reilly (Editors). (2015). The Canadian Oral History Reader. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.


Llewellyn, K. (2012). Democracy’s Angels: The Work of Women Teachers. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.


Media Coverage
e.g. BBC; CBC; CTV; Toronto Star; Globe & Mail
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Gender, Pedagogy, Public History, Women