Luigi Iannacci, (PhD)
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Dr. Luigi Iannacci is a Professor in the School of Education and Professional Learning at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. He teaches and coordinates courses that focus on language and literacy and special needs learners. He has taught mainstream and special education in a range of elementary grades in Ontario. His research interests and publications are focussed on first and second language and literacy learning, critical multiculturalism, critical dis/ability studies, early childhood education, critical narrative research and ethics. He is the past president of LLRC (Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada) and ISEB (International Society for Educational Biography).
From 2007-2009 Dr. Iannacci was president of LLRC (Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada) and has been a long standing member of this association for many years in addition to serving as its first and second vice president for 5 years and more recently, its past president for two years.
LLRC is a special interest group (SIG) within the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS), which is in turn a constituent association of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). LLRC is comprised of individuals who are interested in language and literacy education and research, particularly, but not exclusively, within the Canadian context. LLRC defines "literacy" broadly, understanding that what it means to be literate is situational, and that individuals generally acquire numerous literacies as they navigate different linguistic domains. In keeping with this notion, members promote understanding of literacy acquisition in a range of developmental, socio-cultural, and media contexts.
Dr. Iannacci is the past president (2006-2007 and 2015-2016) of the International Society for Educational Biography (ISEB), and has served on the association’s executive and on the editorial advisory board of the organization’s journal Vitae Scholasticae.
The International Society for Educational Biography is an organization dedicated to the exploration of biography in writing, teaching, research, and other professional endeavors. Related research often includes collective biographies, the role of biography in the history of education, biography and fiction, general biography, plot structures of biographies. Biographic criticism, publishing biographies, feminist approaches to life writing, oral history, experimental approaches, ethical issues, autobiographical research, narrative research, methodology, and the use of biography in classroom instruction.
Graduate Level Affiliations
In July of 2009 he was made a member of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of Western Ontario.
In November of 2008 he was given Graduate Faculty affiliation status with the Frost Centre at Trent University.
In September of 2008 he received a four year appointment as a Graduate School Teaching Associate in the School of Graduate Studies at the University of New Brunswick.
Current graduate affiliation with the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, Trent University.
Dr. Iannacci has served as a committee member and external examiner at the Master’s thesis and PhD dissertation level.