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Abigail Shabtay

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Department of Humanities

Email: ashabtay@yorku.ca


Abigail Shabtay teaches in the Children, Childhood, and Youth program in the Department of Humanities. She has also lectured in the fields of childhood studies, creative arts, and education at McGill University, the University of Toronto, and Ryerson University. She has received awards for excellence in teaching and research in her field, including the Ada Slaight Drama in Education Award (2018-2019), the Jackie Kirk Fieldwork Award (2018-2019), the DISE Outstanding Teaching Award (2018) and the Dean’s Graduate Award in Education (2015-2018). Abigail’s published work focuses on children’s rights, child-centred pedagogies, youth activism, social justice, and drama-based participatory action research. She has served on organizing committees for six national academic conferences in her field and is the primary organizer and conference chair for this year’s Children, Youth and Performance Conference at the Toronto Young People’s Theatre. Her research and teaching interests include: children’s rights, child-centred research methodologies, experiential learning, participatory youth cultures, drama and arts-based methods, and youth activism.

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Research Interests

Children , Youth, Youth Activism, Social Justice, Drama-Based Research, Children's Rights

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CCY3999 6.0 B Research Methods with Children SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CCY3999 6.0 C Research Methods with Children SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CCY4999 6.0 B CCY Honours Research Project BLEN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CCY3999 6.0 B Research Methods with Children SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CCY3999 6.0 C Research Methods with Children SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CCY4999 6.0 B CCY Honours Research Project BLEN


Abigail Shabtay teaches in the Children, Childhood, and Youth program in the Department of Humanities. She has also lectured in the fields of childhood studies, creative arts, and education at McGill University, the University of Toronto, and Ryerson University. She has received awards for excellence in teaching and research in her field, including the Ada Slaight Drama in Education Award (2018-2019), the Jackie Kirk Fieldwork Award (2018-2019), the DISE Outstanding Teaching Award (2018) and the Dean’s Graduate Award in Education (2015-2018). Abigail’s published work focuses on children’s rights, child-centred pedagogies, youth activism, social justice, and drama-based participatory action research. She has served on organizing committees for six national academic conferences in her field and is the primary organizer and conference chair for this year’s Children, Youth and Performance Conference at the Toronto Young People’s Theatre. Her research and teaching interests include: children’s rights, child-centred research methodologies, experiential learning, participatory youth cultures, drama and arts-based methods, and youth activism.

Research Interests

Children , Youth, Youth Activism, Social Justice, Drama-Based Research, Children's Rights


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CCY3999 6.0 B Research Methods with Children SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CCY3999 6.0 C Research Methods with Children SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CCY4999 6.0 B CCY Honours Research Project BLEN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CCY3999 6.0 B Research Methods with Children SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CCY3999 6.0 C Research Methods with Children SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CCY4999 6.0 B CCY Honours Research Project BLEN