Dr. Lund was a high school teacher in Red Deer, Alberta for 16 years, and in his rookie year, formed an award-winning student activist program, Students and Teachers Opposing Prejudice (STOP). He joined the faculty in 2002, and his research focuses on social justice education and activism. Darren is currently the “Welcoming Communities” Domain Leader with the Prairie Metropolis Centre. He has published numerous articles, books, and book chapters, and has been recognized with a number of honours, including being named a Reader’s Digest National Leader in Education, and one of Red Deer’s Top Educators of the Century.
Dr. Lund's current research on social justice education includes a new SSHRC-funded national study on student activists, two Metropolis-funded regional studies (one on youth activism, and one on what factors make communities welcoming), and a community-sponsored (ISCC & CCEL) local study on integrating service-learning into a pre-service social justice teacher education course.
Engaging Student Leaders in Research on Social Justice Activism, SSHRC
Measuring the Welcoming Capacities of Host Urban and Rural Communities, Metropolis
Service-Learning Program for Pre-Service Teachers, ISCC/CARE Strategy for Youth & Centre for Community-Engaged Learning
University of British Columbia
Rotary Graduate Scholar
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
University of Victoria
Professional Diploma (Curriculum)
University of Calgary
BEd (With Distinction)
University of Calgary
Dr. Lund has served as Chair of the Faculty of Education Ethics Review Committee, for 10 years as Board Member on the university’s Stop Racism Committee, and is currently on the President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women. Dr. Lund was a 16-year Director of the Alberta Association for Multicultural Education, and Vice-President of the Dignity Foundation. He is on the Publications Committee of the National Association for Multicultural Education, and on the Planning Committee, International Centre for Intercultural Dialogue and Communication, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Lund, D. E., & Carr, P. R. (in press). Disrupting white privilege in teacher education. In P. C. Gorski, N. Osei-Kofi, J. Sapp, & K. Zenkov (Eds.), Overcoming social justice bottlenecks: Strategies for teaching critical and difficult concepts in teacher education. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Lund, D. E. (in press). Examining shades of grey with students: Social justice education in action. The Journal of Praxis on Multicultural Education.
Nabavi, M., & Lund, D. E. (2012). The tensions and contradictions of living in a multicultural nation in an era of bounded identities. In J. Norris, R. Sawyer, & D. E. Lund (Eds.), Duoethnography: Dialogic methods for social, health, and educational research (pp. 177-197). Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
Lund, D. E., & Paul, J. (2011). Off-loading self/other/world responsibilities: Confronting questionable ethics in youth engagement in critical pedagogy. In B. J. Porfilio & C. Mallot (Eds.), Critical pedagogy in the 21st century: A new generation of scholars (pp. 251-283). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
Lund, D. E., & Carr, P. R. (2010). Exposing privilege and racism in the great white north: Tackling whiteness and identity issues in Canadian education. Multicultural Perspectives: The Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education, 12(4), 229-234.