Aron Rosenberg

Academic title(s): 

Faculty Lecturer

Aron Rosenberg
Contact Information
Email address: 
aron.rosenberg [at]

Aron Lee Rosenberg graduated from DISE's PhD program in the spring of 2023, after completing a study with high school students and teachers about how their online practices connect them to issues of social and environmental justice. His research drew from institutional ethnography and arts-based methodologies to investigate and help develop students’ critical digital literacy practices. Earlier in his time at McGill, Aron spent a year offline to explore how his own student experiences were shaped by the digital world. Before grad school, Aron was a high school teacher in Vancouver, and before that, grew up in Edmonton. Outside of work, Aron likes to write, read, and watch things. He also plays the fiddle and is trying to get more involved in community activism.

  • PhD, Educational Studies, McGill University, Canada
  • MA, Education & Society, McGill University, Canada
  • BEd, English Language Arts and Theatre, UBC, Canada
  • BA, Honours English and Theatre, UBC, Canada


Areas of expertise: 
  • Critical Digital Literacy
  • English Language Arts
  • Institutional Ethnography
  • Social Justice
  • Queer Studies
  • Media Studies


Faculty Lecturers
Selected publications: 
  • Rosenberg, A. (In Press). Institutional ethnography and cellphilming: Supporting critical digital literacy practices in secondary education. In C. Mitchell, L. Starr, H. Sadati, S. Roy, (Eds.), Revisioning Cellphilming Methodology. Springer.
  • MacCannell, E., Rosenberg, A., & Gold, V. (2022). Reflections on dimensions of educational change: Lessons from one school using design thinking as a school reform process. Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education, 13(1), 23-30.
  • Rosenberg, A. (2022). Affinity Online: How Connection and Shared Interest Fuel Learning. [Review]. Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, and Technoscience, 8(1).
  • Rosenberg, A., & Starr, L. J. (2020). Educational change and rethinking disciplinarity: A concept analysis. McGill Journal of Education, 55(1), 151-175.
  • Rosenberg, A. (2020). Moving Images of Eternity: George Grant’s Critique of Time, Teaching and Technology. [Review]. McGill Journal of Education, 55(2), 499-501.
  • Starr, L., Levitan, J., Butler-Kisber, L., Rosenberg, A., Gold, V., & MacCannell, E. (2020). Educational Change and NEXTSchool: A review of literature informing innovative approaches to teaching and learning. SFU Educational Review, 7-28.


Graduate supervision: 

Does not supervise Grad Students

Selected talks and presentations: 

Arts, Languages & Literacy Education;Social Action & Sustainability Education;Diversity, Identity & Indigenous Topics;Educational Technology & Teaching Innovation;Teacher Education & Pedagogy;

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • 2022, Doctoral Award in Education, McGill University, Canada
  • 2019, Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGSD (SSHRC), McGill University, Canada
  • 2018, Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGSM (SSHRC), McGill University, Canada


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