About

Lecturer, Education
James Cook University (Townsville, QLD, Australia)

Education
Ph.D., 2015
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON, CA
B.Ed., 2010
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON, CA
M.A., 2009
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, ON, CA
B.A. (Hons.), 2008
Queen's University
Kingston, ON, CA
Work
2018-
James Cook University
Townsville, QLD, AU
2016-2017
York University
Toronto, ON, CA
 

Scholarship

Edited Books 2
Book Chapters 2
Journal Articles 14
Conference Presentations 31
Non Peer-Reviewed Contributions 1
Edited Books

Hébert, C, Ng-A-Fook, N., Ibrahim, A., & Smith, B. (Eds.). (2019). Internationalizing Curriculum Studies: Histories, Environments, and Critiques. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave MacMillan.

Smith, B., Ng-A-Fook, N., Pratt, S. & Radford, L. (Eds.). (2018). Hacking Education in a Digital Age: Teacher Education, Curriculum, and Literacies. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Book Chapters

Ng-A-Fook, N. & Smith, B. (2017). Doing Oral History as a Praxis of Reconciliation: Curriculum, Teacher Education & Historical Thinking. In N. Ng-A-Fook, N. & Llewellyn, K. (Eds.), Oral History and Education: Theories, Dilemmas, and Practices (pp. 65-86). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Smith, B. (2016). Digital Common Sense: Reddit, Racialized Language and the Occlusion of Poetry. In N. Ng-A-Fook, A. Ibrahim, & G. Reis (Eds.), Provoking Curriculum Studies: Strong Poetry and the Arts of the Possible (pp. 104-116). New York, NY: Routledge.

Journal Articles

Smith, B. (2019). Doing Social Studies Towards Decolonisation: The Necessary De-centring of History. Social Educator, 37(1), 3-13.

Smith, B. (2018). Engaging Geography at Every Street Corner: Using Place-Names as Critical Heuristic in Social Studies. The Social Studies, 109(2), 112-124.

Smith, B. (2017). Reconsidering the Summer Residence: The City-Text, Historical Commemoration and Banal Settler Geography. Canadian Social Studies, 49(1), 24-29.

Smith, B. (2017). Cartographies of Colonial Commemoration: Critical Toponymy and Historical Geographies in Toronto. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, 15(2), 34-47.

Smith, B. (2017). Unwieldy Social Studies and Traces of Historical Thinking: A Response to Gibson and Case. Canadian Journal of Education, 40(2), 1-7.

Smith, B. (2017). Methodologically Historicizing Social Studies Education: Curricular Filtering and Historical Thinking as Social Studies Thinking. Canadian Journal of Education, 40(2), 1-26.

Smith, B. (2016). Mobile Applications and Decolonization: Cautionary Notes about the Curriculum of Code. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 13(2), 144-163.

Smith, B., & Rogers, P. (2015). Towards a Theory of Decolonizing Citizenship. Citizenship Education Research Journal, 5(1), 59-71.

Smith, B., Ng-A-Fook, N., & Corrigan, J. (2014). Mobile(izing) Educational Research: Historical Literacy, M-Learning, and Technopolitics. McGill Journal of Education, 49(3), 583-602.

Smith, B. (2014). Teaching a "Social Studies without Guarantees": Disrupting Essentialism, Ameliorating Exclusions and Planting the Seeds. Critical Literacy: Theories and Practices, 8(1), 64-79.

Smith, B. (2014). Confronting Race and Colonialism: Experiences and Lessons Learned From Teaching Social Studies. In Education, 20(1), 25-39.

Smith, B. (2013). Currere and Critical Pedagogy: Thinking Critically about Self-Reflective Methods. Transnational Curriculum Inquiry, 10(2), 3-16.

Corrigan, J., Ng-A-Fook, N., Lévesque, S., & Smith, B. (2013). Looking to the Future to Understand the Past: A Survey of Pre-Service History Teachers’ Experiences with Digital Technology and Content Knowledge. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, 8(1-2). 1-37.

Smith, B., Ng-A-Fook, N., Berry, S., & Spence, K. (2011). Deconstructing a Curriculum of Dominance: Teacher Education, Colonial Frontier Logics, and Residential Schooling. Transnational Curriculum Inquiry, 8(2), 53-70.

Conference Presentations

Smith, B., Hébert, C., Thumlert, K. (2019, Apr). Engaging With Settler-Colonial Cartographies: Critical Place-Based Inquiry, Digital Tools, and Productions. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.

Smith, B. (2018, Aug). Signature Historical Pedagogy, Historical Thinking and Decolonization. Tertiary History Educators Australasia Symposium, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

Smith, B. (2018, Apr). Historical Thinking and the Codification of Western Epistemology. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, USA.

Smith, B. (2017, May). A Critical Toponymy Approach to Social Studies Education: Encounters with Colonial Naming, Mobile Technologies and Disrupting the "Utter Banality" of Place. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, Toronto, ON.

Smith, B. (2017, May). Re-Reading Queen's Park: A Workshop on Place-Naming and Commemoration at the Provincial Capital. Faculties of Education/Ministry of Education Forum 2017, Toronto, ON.

Hébert, C. & Smith, B. (2017, Feb). Stories In/Out of Place: Digital Story Telling, Applications and Geographies of Place. Provoking Curriculum Conference, Montreal, QC.

Smith, B. (2016, Oct). Doing Oral History Education Toward Reconciliation. The Canadian History of Education Association Conference, Waterloo, ON.

Hébert, C. & Smith, B. (2016, Oct). Placing Stories: Bimbling, Digital Applications and Geographies of Place. The Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Beavercreek, OH, USA.

Smith, B. (2016, Apr). Critical Encounters with Everyday Nationalism: Using Mobile Technologies to Read the Geography of Symbolic Flagging. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA.

Smith, B. & Rogers, P. (2015, June). On De/Colonizing Citizenship: Limits and Possibilities. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Smith, B. (2015, May). Curriculum Studies and Methodological Nationalism: Engaging the Idea of Internationalization. The 5th Triennial International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Smith, B. (2015, May). Informed by Place Names: Colonial Cartographies of Geography and Pedagogy. The 5th Triennial International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Ng-A-Fook, N. & Smith, B. (2015, May). Doing Oral History as a Praxis of Reconciliation: Curriculum, Teacher Education, Historical Thinking. Oral History and Education: Theories, Dilemmas and Practices, Ottawa, ON.

Smith, B. (2015, April). X Equals Two, Solve for Nation: Exploring the Banal Reproduction of Nationalism in Mathematics Textbooks. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA.

Smith, B. (2015, February). Living Amidst the Names of a Colonial Geography: The Untold Stories of Place-Naming. Provoking Curriculum Studies Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Smith, B. (2015, February). The Lambánein Curriculum: Taking Hold and Dis/abledness. Provoking Curriculum Studies Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Smith, B. (2014, October). Engaging with Decolonization: Mobile Technologies, Residential Schools and Pedagogy. American Educational Studies Association Conference, Toronto, ON.

Smith, B. (2014, May). Inclusion Within Limits: Language, Colonialism and the Making of Canada Through Deixis. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, St. Catharines, ON.

Smith, B. (2014, May). (App)roaching Colonialism Through Digital Application Development: Pedagogical Creation as a Space of Self-Reflective Inquiry. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, St. Catharines, ON.

Ng-A-Fook, N., Smith, B. & Corrigan, J. (2014, April). Remembering the App/aritions of a Traumatic Past: Forgetfulness, Mobile Applications, and the Contestation of Colonial Logics. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Smith, B. (2014, April). Curricular App/aratus: Decolonization, Mobile Technologies and Socio-Historical Obligation. The American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Smith, B. (2014, February). A Cruel Pedagogy: Attending to Historical Brutality in a Posthuman Context. 1st International Annual Conference on Democratic Citizenship, Marrakesh, Morocco.

Smith, B., Hebert, C. & Griffith, J. (2013, November). "It's Our Party We Can Say What We Want": Curriculum, Intersectionality and Music Video Pedagogy. Curriculum & Pedagogy Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Ng-A-Fook, N., Lévesque, S. & Smith, B. (2013, June). Disrupting Historical Narratives: Curriculum, Difficult Knowledge, and Colonial Frontier Logics. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, Victoria, BC.

Smith, B. (2013, June). Amidst Contestation and Reproduction: Race, Nation and Everyday Language Practices. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, Victoria, BC.

Smith, B. (2013, June). The Two Letter Citizen: "We," the Interrogation of Citizenship and Pedagogy. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, Victoria, BC.

Ng-A-Fook, N., Lévesque, S. & Smith, B. (2013, April). Making Digital Oral Histories: Curriculum, Colonial Frontier Logics and Zakhor. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Smith, B. (2013, February). Bottomless Pits, Iniquities and Contention: Online Conversations of Racialized Discourse. Provoking Curriculum Studies, Ottawa, ON.

Giesbrecht, M. K. & Smith, B. (2012, May). 'Our' Home and Native Land: Deixis, Exclusion and Identity in the (Canadian) Nation. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, Waterloo, ON.

Smith, B. (2012, May). Racialized Tapestry: Assessing Exclusion and the Need for Intransigence. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, Waterloo, ON.

Smith, B. (2011, October). The Gentle Indifference of National Identity: Engaging the Absurdity of "Canadianness." Provoking Curriculum Studies, Edmonton, AB.

Non Peer-Reviewed Contributions

Smith, B. (2019, July 6). Interview on Drive with Adam Stephen, ABC Radio.

Smith, B. (2019). Embracing "The Wrong Path": Place-Naming and the Work Yet To Do. Professional Educator, 20(1), 22-24.

 

Projects

Topomapper

Topomapper is a web application designed to support a broader research project to cartographically represent the vast landscape of place-name commemorations in the City of Townsville, QLD, Australia.

Existing broadly in the space of digital humanities, geography and history education, and critical decolonising cartography, Topomapper is designed to surface the often forgotten historical comemorative and colonising work of the city's naming landscape.

Launch Application Source Code

HereStory

HereStory is a web based application designed to facilitate conversations of place across space. Users write stories or notes which are plotted on a map, creating a narrative of place across cartographies.

NOTE: HereStory work has been de-emphasised in favour of work on Topomapper. However, it is still fully functional.

Launch Application