Dirk J. Rodricks, PhD

Principal Investigator and Director

Dr. Dirk J. Rodricks is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning (CTL) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and Associate Director of The FLOURISH Collective – a designated Cluster of Scholarly Prominence at the University of Toronto Scarborough (Toronto, Canada). Dr. Rodricks earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Pedagogy from OISE/UofT under the direction of Professor Kathleen Gallagher. He has been published in the ASHE Higher Education Report Series, Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, Youth Theatre Journal, and Qualitative Inquiry. Most recently, he co-edited (with Dr. Kathleen Gallagher and Dr. Kelsey Jacobson) “Global Youth Citizenry and Radical Hope: Enacting Community-Engaged Research Using Performative Methodologies” published in 2020 by Springer.


Performing a Queer Youth of Colour Dialogue: A Curricular Intervention

The FLOURISH Collective is supported in part by funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund,
the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the University of Toronto Connaught Fund