Dr. Valda Leighteizer
Assistant Professor

Office: Seton 427
Phone: (902) 457-6184
Fax: (902) 457-4911

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Critical theory and practice
  • People who are socially marginalized (by race, privilege, class, poverty) and how that impacts their children
  • Curriculum theories
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgendered youth and school processes: how do multiple marginalizations impact socialization and identity formation?


PhD, Education, Dalhousie University
MEd, Education (Counselling), Acadia University
MA, Sociology, Acadia University

Valda taught for three years at Acadia University while working on her Ph.D in Education. Her thesis topic was “Springboards or Boxes: Theorizing a Social Justice Pedagogy”.


Valda is working on a book in collaboration with a professor at the University of Windsor. They both teach classes about social issues in teacher education and feel the need for a reference text instead of having to constantly invent course packages.

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