John Willinsky

Department of Language and Literacy Education

Dr. Willinsky’s areas of research are: socio-cultural aspects of language, literacy and literature, anti-racism and post-colonialism, curriculum history and theory, post-structuralist theory, and technology and education. John is the Principal Investigator of the Public Knowledge Project at The University of British Columbia (UBC). The Public Knowledge Project is dedicated to exploring whether and how new technologies can be used to improve the professional and public value of scholarly research.

His publications include If Only We Knew: Increasing the Public Value of Social Science Research (New York: Routledge, 2000); Technologies of Knowing: A Proposal for the Human Sciences (Boston: Beacon, 1999); Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire’s End (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1998); and Empire of Words: The Reign of the OED (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994).

Primary Recipient Awards

Distinguished Scholars in Residence, John Willinsky, 2000

John Willinsky

Dr. Willinsky’s Institute project was the workshop entitled “Knowledge Futures: Alternative Models for Scholarly Publishing” held November 2, 2000. The workshop considered methods for improving the quality, organization and accessibility of research knowledge, and explored new roles for the library and academic associations in achieving these goals.