Anita Sinner is Assistant Professor of Theoretical Foundations for Visual Arts at Concordia University, with a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of British Columbia (2008). Her research interests include pre-service and in-service teacher education, community-based art education, arts-based methods, relational aesthetics, life and light writing, and digital media. As an artist, researcher and teacher, she brings interdisciplinary perspectives to research involving qualitative approaches and many forms of arts research in relation to curriculum studies and social and cultural issues in education. Sinner publishes widely, exhibits her artworks and has secured a range of SSHRC research grants, including Standard, Insight Development and Aid to Research Workshops grants, to support her historical research into the lives of teachers in Canada and England; research into community art education as well as collaborative art practices across Canada. In recognition of her commitment to art education, she has received a number of awards for her scholarship and teaching.