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Maria-Carolina Cambre

Associate Professor, Sociology of Education, Concordia University

Cambre’s interests include the politics of communication, representation, critical visual sociology and anthropology, all with an eye to social justice issues as well as community and identity broadly speaking. She looks at representation mainly through semiotics, anthropological and sociological theory, in connection to the literature in visual cultural studies, communication and discourse analysis through various critical frameworks. Her award-winning thesis, now a book, The Semiotics of Che Guevara: Affective gateways (2015), presents a series of encounters with the photograph, Guerrillero Heroico (1960) by Alberto Korda. Her writing has been published in Visual Arts Research; Globalisation, Societies, and Education; Social Media & Society; Qualitative Inquiry and Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies among others.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Sociology of Education, Concordia University


  • 2011 
    University of Alberta, Educational Policy Studies Department, Theoretical, cultural and international studies

Professional Memberships

  • International Visual Sociology Association