Pamela Lamb is an SSHRC-funded doctoral student in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University. She has long been interested in how girls and young women from marginalized communities are challenging normative perceptions and social inequality through art and narrative.
As a supervisee of Dr. Claudia Mitchell, Pamela is connected to the Participatory Cultures Lab as a research assistant on the following projects:
- Wage and Gender Equality Canada funded study: “More Than Words: Studying the Impact of Arts-Based Survivor Engagement on Families and Communities.”
- Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation funded study: “Circles within circles: Transnational perspectives on youth-led participatory approaches to combating sexual violence.”
- IPaSS-funded study: “Networks for Change and Well-being: Girl-led ‘From the Ground Up’ Policy-making to Address Sexual Violence in Canada and South Africa.”
Acknowledging that anti-Indigenous discrimination exists in health systems, her research is in the area of decolonizing approaches to cultural safety in inter-professional health education. Her doctoral project investigates how participatory digital storytelling can inform curriculum, teaching and learning to reduce health care disparity. Pamela has worked as a Registered Nurse in clinical and community settings and holds a M.A. in Media Studies and a B.A. Honours in Women’s Studies.