- Assistant Professor
|S2013 - EDER 631.12 - Special Topics in Workplace and Adult Learning (Perspectives On Community)|
|S2013 - EDER 733.5 - Advanced Workplace and Adult Learning (Discourses in Adult Ed)|
Originally from Toronto, Dr. Jubas completed her PhD at University of British Columbia in the Department of Educational Studies (Adult Education). She joined the Faculty of Education at University of Calgary following her PhD in 2008, and teaches in the area of Workplace and Adult Learning (now Adult Learning). She works from a neo-Gramscian, feminist, critical theory perspective. Her research and teaching connect diverse subjects, including work-related learning, consumption and popular culture, identity, globalization, social change and innovative approaches to qualitative methodology.
Dr. Jubas takes a multidisciplinary approach to her research. She draws on methods and scholarship from adult education, cultural studies, women’s studies and sociology to explore and connect culture-as-pedagogy, work and the workplace, identity, globalization and social justice. Her research illustrates how adult learning occurs in the activities and processes of everyday life, and advances an understanding of adult learning as holistic.
Cultural constructions of health and citizenship: How American pop culture inserts itself into learning, debates and policies about Canadian health care (co-investigator: Dr. Dawn Johnston, Communication and Cultural Studies, U of C), funded by SSHRC Standard Research Grant
Examining the social organization of undergraduate nurse employees: An institutional ethnography (co-investigator; prinicpal investigator: Dr. Janet Rankin, Nursing, U of C), funded by Faculty of Nursing Endowment Award
Be(com)ing an academic in the neoliberal academy (co-investigator as of September 2012: Dr. Jackie Seidel)
Recently Completed Projects:
Drama and comedy of professional learning: Culture as a source of learning for health care workers, funded by SSHRC Standard Research Grant and University of Calgary Starter Grant (http://lrngculture.wordpress.com/)
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia
Master of Environmental Studies (1990)
BA (Honours) (1984)
Dr. Jubas is a member of the following associations and networks.
Jubas, K. (2010). The politics of shopping: What consumers learn about identity, globalization, and social change (International Institute for Qualitative Methodology series). Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. ISBN 1-59874-666-9/978-1-59874-666-2
Jubas, K., & Knutson, P. (2012). Fictions of work-related learning: How a hit television show portrays internship, and how medical students relate to those portrayals. Studies in Continuing Education, iFirst. DOI: 10.1080/0158037X.2012.738659
Jubas, K. (2012). On being a new academic in the new academy: Impacts of neoliberalism on work and life of a junior faculty member. Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, 21, 25-35. Available at http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/workplace/article/view/182508
Jubas, K., & Knutson, P. (2012). Seeing and be(liev)ing: How nursing and medical students understand representations of their professions. Studies in the Education of Adults, 44(1), 85-100.
Jubas, K. (2011). Shopping for identity: Articulations of gender, race and class by critical consumers. Social Identities, 17(3), 319-333.
Jubas, K. (2011). Everyday scholars: Exploring shopping as a site of adult learning. Adult Education Quarterly, 61(3), 225-243.
International Institute for Qualitative Methodology Dissertation Award, 2009
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, 2006-2008
Dean of Education Scholarship, UBC, 2007
Best Graduate Student Paper, Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, 2007
Coolie Verner Prize, Adult Education/UBC, 2004