Pamela Teitelbaum

Pamela Teitelbaum began her PhD  in the fall of 2010 through the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University.  She has returned to academia to pursue research that investigates how ‘girl-friendly’ organizations are understanding the value of the interplay between online network technology, and digital videos as a means for sharing knowledge and research, encouraging participation in policy dialogue; sharing practices; and engaging girls themselves? 

From 2003 until 2010, Pamela worked as an Education Specialist at Equitas –International Centre for Human Rights Education. Pamela has been working on issues of human rights and social justice for over 15 years, in particular on issues of women and girls’rights; children’s rights in conflict situations; and on the use of information communication technologies and human rights. Pamela has worked extensively as a researcher, writer, editor, and program manager within the NGO sector and documentary films. For several years, she served on the board of directors of the Girls’ Action Fund (formerly Power Camp National). Pamela was also an active member of the Advisory Committee for WITNESS, helping to launch the new Video Advocacy Institute in 2007. In the past, Pamela partnered with Peacemedia magazine as a co-editor for a special issue on children and armed conflict as well as with the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts – Youth Institute to implement an arts-based children’s rights project in several elementary schools throughout Montreal.  She has also served on the Holocaust Education Series Committee for the Montreal Holocaust Centre. Pamela holds a BA in Political Science, with a specialization in international relations, and a Master‘s degree in Public Policy and Public Administration (International Affairs). She is also an avid photographer!

Publications (peer reviewed):

Teitelbaum, P. (2012). Re-visioning participatory video: Interactions with forms of online research. In E-J Milne, C. Mitchell, & N. De Lange (Eds.), The handbook on participatory video. AltaMira Press.

Stoett, P., & Teitelbaum, P. (1999). The Hague appeal for peace conference: Reflections on ‘civil society’ and NGOs. International Journal, 55(1), 35-44.
Conference Presentations (peer-reviewed)

Teitelbaum, P., & Garrow, S. (2011, May). Live visual mapping: A participatory arts-based approach for transforming ideas and concepts into art in a group setting. Paper presented at the Comparative International Education Society Conference. Montreal, QC.

Teitelbaum, P., Thompson, J., Nelson, L., & Mandrona, A. (2011, May). What’s happening here? The use of textuality as fieldwork in a contested urban space. Paper presented at the Canadian Social Science and Education Conference. Fredericton, NB.


Teitelbaum, P. (1999, spring). Shifting roles and attitudes: youth in Northern Ireland. Cantilevers,6, 19.

Teitelbaum, P. (2001a). Abducted children wanted: An interview with Angeline Acheng Atyam. Rites of Peace: Responding to the Rights of Children in Armed Conflict, (Special Issue), 28 – 29.

Teitelbaum, P. (2001b). Perceptions of children in armed conflict: An interview with Anna Pinto. Rites of Peace: Responding to the Rights of Children in Armed Conflict. (Special Issue), 49.

Teitelbaum, P. (2001c). Striking a balance in the space between: Child security and politics – Editorial. Rites of Peace: Responding to the Rights of Children in Armed Conflict. (Special Issue), 4-5.


Teitelbaum, P. (2012a, December). Digitizing girlhood: Examining new directions of girl-friendly organizations using digital media and online communities. Paper presented at the Roundtable “The Challenges of New Generation”, Girlhood Studies: Agenda and Perspectives Conference Moscow, Russia.

Teitelbaum, P. (2012b, December). Connecting girlhood: A critical view of the linkages between girl-friendly organizations. Paper presented at the Roundtable on Girlhood Studies, Girlhood Studies: Agenda and Perspectives Conference, Moscow, Russia.

Teitelbaum, P. (2012, October) Seeing interactions: Video in an online world for girls, Paper presented at Girlhood Studies Symposium, Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Qc

Main Training Manuals/Handbooks/Guidebooks:

UNHCHR & Equitas. (2011). Evaluating human rights education activities: A handbook for human rights educators, professional training series #18. Montreal, QC: Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education & the United Nations Office of the High Commission for Human Rights. [Writer of Section 4: Evaluation Tools]  Retrieved from

MacKenzie, C., & Teitelbaum, P. (2010). Amplify – Designing spaces and programs for girls: A toolkit.Montreal, QC: Girls’ Action Foundation. Retrieved from

Teitelbaum, P. (2007a). Video advocacy institute’s facilitators’ and participants’ training manuals. Brooklyn, NY: Witness.

Teitelbaum, P., Kirk, J., & Boyd, A. (2002). Children’s voices: A resource pack for teachers. Montreal, QC: Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Performing Arts – Youth Institute.

As an invited moderator/discussant/ rapporteur to workshops/conferences:

Teitelbaum, P. (2001, May). Sessions on children and armed conflict. Invited discussant/rapporteur at the 5th Annual Government/NGO Peacebuilding Consultations of the Canadian Peacebuilding Coordinating Committee. Ottawa, ON.

Teitelbaum, P., (2000, February). Children in armed conflict: Children’s rights are human rights. Key note speaker at the Amnesty International Conference on the Rights of the Child – McGill University Chapter. Montreal, QC.

Teitelbaum, P. & Gbaydee-Doe, S., (1999, November). Human needs, human rights. Invited discussant for Cantilevers-Peacemedia Symposium Children in Armed Conflict – McGill University. Montreal, QC.


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