- Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Theory and Implementation, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
- Master of Education in Studies in Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Education, Brock University
- Outdoor Leadership, Capilano College
- Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of British Columbia
Areas of Interest
- Place, environment, and sustainability
- Social justice, globalization, critical issues
- Educational policy and practice
- Youth culture and activism
- Social and cultural theory
- Participatory forms of education and research
- Methodologies and politics of research
- Media and technology
- SSHRC Partnership Grant LOI, 2011, Principal Investigator
- SSHRC Standard Grant, 2011-2014, Principal Investigator
- USTEP Grant, University of Saskatchewan, 2011
- Technology Enhanced Learning Grant, University of Saskatchewan, 2010
- Global Partners II, IDRC, 2010
- Tri-council Bridge Funding, University of Saskatchewan, 2010
- Research Acceleration Grant, University of Saskatchewan, 2009
- John Ranton MacIntosh Research Grant, University of Saskatchewan, 2009, 2010
- SSHRC Standard Grant, 2005-2008, Principal Investigator
- President's SSHRC Fund, University of Saskatchewan. 2007, 2008, 2009
- SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship. 2004-2007. Theory and Policy Studies in Education, OISE/University of Toronto and Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia
- Supervisor to Winner of the Social Sciences Graduate Thesis Award, David Peacock, 2010
- Nomination, Outstanding New Teacher, University of Saskatchewan, 2011, 2010
- United Nations Universities Award for Excellence in Education for Sustainable Development, for the program University of Saskatchewan Social and Ecological Justice Teacher Education Cohort, 2008
Books and Journal Special Issues
McKenzie, M. & Tuck, E. (accepted). Place in research: Theories, methodologies, methods. London: Routledge.
McKenzie, M. (accepted). Narration, place, and the social: Practices of socio-ecological education. New York: Peter Lang.
McCoy, K., Tuck, E., & McKenzie, M. (accepted). Special Issue on “Land-based Education: Indigenous, postcolonial, and decolonizing perspectives on place and environmental education research.” Volume 18, Environmental Education Research.
McKenzie, M., Hart, P., Bai, H., & Jickling, B. (Eds.). 2009. Fields of green: Restorying culture, environment, and education. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
McKenzie, M., & Greenwood, D. 2009. Special Issue on “Context, experience, and the socioecological: Inquiries into practice.” Volume 14, Canadian Journal of Environmental Education.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
McKenzie, M. (in press). Education for y’all: Global neoliberalism and the case for a politics of scale in sustainability education policy. Policy Futures in Education, 10 (2).
McKenzie, M. (in press). Time, space, and the social: The giving and taking of accounts in the representation of youth. In A. Reid, P. Hart, C. Russell, & M. Peters (Eds.). SAGE companion handbook on educational research. London: Sage.
McKenzie, M., Butcher, K., Fruson, D., Knorr, M., Stone, J., Allan, S., Hill, T., Murphy, J., McLean, S., Anderson, V., & Kayira, J. (in press). Suited: Participatory research and relational learning. In M. Brody, J. Dillon, R. B. Stevenson & A. E. J. Wals (Eds), International handbook for research on environmental education. American Educational Research Association/Lawrence Erlbaum.
McKenzie, M., Russell, C., Fawcett, L., & Timmerman, N. 2010. Popular media, intersubjective learning, and cultural production. In R. Stevenson & J. Dillon (Eds.), Environmental education: Learning, culture, and agency. Rotterdam: Sense Publications.
McKenzie, M. 2009. Scholarship as intervention: Critique, collaboration, and the research imagination. Environmental Education Research, 15(2), 217-226.
McKenzie, M. 2008. The places of pedagogy: Or, what we can do with culture through intersubjective experiences. Environmental Education Research, 14(3). Invited response article.
McKenzie, M. 2007. Social learning and resistance: Towards contingent agency. In A. Wals (Ed.), Social learning toward a more sustainable world: Principles, perspectives, and praxis, (pp. 331-349). Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.
McKenzie, M. 2006. Three portraits of resistance: The (un)making of Canadian students. Canadian Journal of Education, 29(1), 199-222.
McKenzie, M. 2005. The "post-post period" and environmental education research. Environmental Education Research, 11(4), 401-412. Special issue focus article.
McKenzie, M. 2004. The "willful contradiction" of poststructural socio-ecological education. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 9, 177-190.
McKenzie, M. 2003. Beyond "the Outward Bound process:" Rethinking student learning. Journal of Experiential Education, 26(1), 8-23.
Selected Recent Presentations
McKenzie, M. 2011, June. What we can do with culture: Socio-ecological experience towards cultural change. Invited Keynote, Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan.
McKenzie, M. 2011, May. Politics, policy, and practices of ESD. Invited Keynote, Graduate Program in Education for Sustainable Development Conference. Uppsala, Sweden.
McKenzie, M. 2011, April. When oil meets water: Anticipating our environmental future through time and space. American Education Research Association Invited Plenary Panel, New Orleans, Louisiana.
McKenzie, M. 2010, June. Politics of inhabitation: The interscaler contexts of socio-ecological learning. Theorizing Education Conference, The Stirling Institute of Education, Stirling, Scotland.
McKenzie, M., Kayira, J., & Wals, A (2009, May. ESD for all?: The paradox of global prescriptions for local development/participation. World Environmental Education Congress, Montreal, Quebec.
McKenzie, M. 2009, March. Culture as practice and the research imagination, in panel on Participation, Social Justice, and Theory. American Association of Geographers Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
McKenzie, M. 2008, October. Environmental Education research: To what end? Invited Opening Panelist, North American Association for Environmental Education Research Symposium, Wichita, Kansas.
McKenzie, M. 2008, June. Intersubjectivity, pedagogy, and the socio-ecological. Subjectivity: International Conference in Critical Psychology, Cultural Studies and Social Theory. Cardiff University, UK.
Academic and University Service
- Program Chair, Environmental Education SIG, American Education Research Association, 2011-2012
- Conference Strand Leader, Socio-ecological Justice and Community Engagement, North American Association for Environmental Education, 2010
- Co-chair of Division B Section 4, Ecological and Community Justice, American Education Research Association, 2010
- Editorial Board Member: Australian Journal of Environmental Education, Canadian Journal of Education, Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, Environmental Education Research
- Chair, Outreach and Engagement Committee, School of Environment & Sustainability, 2010-
- Member, Teaching and Learning Committee, School of Environment & Sustainability, 2010-
- Pedagogies of Place Course Development Team Member, College of Education, 2010-2011
- Member, Core Course Design Team, College of Education, 2009-2010
- Member, Teacher Education Program Renewal Course Development Committee, College of Education, 2008-2009
- EFDT 478.3 – Urban Education
- EFDT 479.3 – Land-based Education
- EFDT 335.3 – First Nations and Cross Cultural Education
- EDFT 435.3 - Educational Thought and Values: Critical Perspectives
- EFDT 870.3 – Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Foundations of Education
- EDFT 885.3 - Investigations in Culture and Environment
- ENVS 802.3 – Human Dimensions of Environmental Change
- EDRES 800.3 - Research Methods
- ENVS 898.3 - Qualitative Research Methodologies and Methods