Pauline Sameshima is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Arts Integrated Studies at Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada. She works across disciplines from her home base in the Department of Education. Pauline’s 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.