Pauline Sameshima is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Arts Integrated Studies at Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada. Her direct area of focus is the development of creative capacity. She is a curriculum theorist who works across the science and humanities fields on large research projects with a particular interest in mobilizing research, learning across broad audiences, and innovating university-community learning collaborations.
Pauline is based in the Department of Graduate Studies & Research in Education. Her work aims to expand notions of creativity, reparative research, community engagement, and social innovation. Specifically, she uses the interdisciplinary multi-modal research model of parallaxic praxis to explore:
how the arts can catalyze creative innovation;
how the arts can generate understandings about data;
how the arts can provoke new dialogues among researchers as well as participants; and
how the arts can teach multiple audiences in different ways.
Through the Arts Integrated Research (AIR) Lab at Lakehead University, and as a curator, Dr. Sameshima works with researchers from across Canada and internationally to advance arts integrated research as a significant pedagogical research practice to support innovative interdisciplinary research.