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Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia

Michelle Stack, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies. Her central research interest concerns how people, knowledge and institutions are categorized and the influence of these categorizations on our ability to grapple with inequity, particularly ableism and racism. Her current work focuses on cooperative colleges and universities as a way to provide opportunities for democratic decision-making, and food, job, and housing security for students, staff and faculty.

She is the author of Global University Ranking and the Mediatization of Higher Education (Palgrave), editor of Global University Rankings and the Politics of Knowledge (Open Access Book, University of Toronto), and “Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: University Rankings or Co-operatives as a Strategy for Developing an Equitable and Resilient Post-Secondary Education Sector?”(International Review of Education) and co-editor with Dr. André Mazawi of Course Syllabi in Faculties of Education: Bodies of Knowledge and their Discontents, International and Comparative Perspectives (Bloomsbury).


  • –present
    Associate Professor, University of British Columbia


  • 2002 
    University of Toronto, Phd, Education


Knowledge Mobilization Scholar (2022) Public Humanities Hub Public Engagement Award (2021), Killam Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017)