Dr. Paul Zanazanian, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, has been granted tenure by McGill's Board of Governors, effective June 1st, 2018. As a result Dr. Zanazanian has been promoted from the rank of Assistant Professor to that of Associate Professor.
The promotion is granted in recognition of his excellent performance in research, teaching, and service. The distinction of tenure is the chief guarantor of academic freedom in his future work at McGill.
Dr. Paul Zanazanian's research looks at issues related to historical consciousness in both formal and informal educational settings. His work examines the impact of how we view the past for making sense of reality and guiding our actions, and more specifically on how this effects the structuring of group boundaries among Francophone, Anglophone, and Allophone school history teachers and students in Quebec as well as English-speaking Quebec community leaders' differing positionalities in their current drive for vitalizing the community.
He is currently Principal Investigator of the FRQSC research project "Historical Consciousness and History Teaching: How English-Speaking Teachers Interact with Québec’s National Narrative and Integrate their Students," and Co-Applicant on the SSHRC-funded project "The Plurality of Historical Experiences of the National Past and Its Teaching: Representations of Historians, Teachers, and Future Secondary School Teachers".
In addition Prof. Zanazanian is Co-President of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS) and Associate Editor with Historical Encounters: A Journal of Historical Consciousness, Historical Cultures, and History Education.