• McGill Faculty of Education
    Mindy Carter

    Mindy R. Carter, PhD is an Associate Professor and Director of Teacher Education Programs at McGill University. Her research focuses on teacher identity, and on using the arts to foster culturally responsible and socially just pedagogies. Carter’s Creativity Research in Education using Artful inquiry for societal Transformation and intercultural Exchange (CREATE) (

    CREATE - McGill University

    Welcome to CREATE. Dr. Mindy R. Carter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE). She conducts research in curriculum studies, drama and theatre education primarily with in-service and pre-service teachers with a focus on questions of social justice, art processes, and the relations of schooling.

    ) research program has received FRQSC (2015–2018) and SSHRC (2017–2020; 2020 & 2021-2023) funding. Carter is also a Co-Investigator on SSHRC research projects that focus on reconceptualizing teacher’s roles for Canada’s creative economy and using creative approaches for addressing issues of systemic racism.  The CREATE research program has already been successful in producing original and well-known research, attracting and training graduate students, securing external funding, aiding in school arts-based reconceptualization projects and products, and developing research and educational resources used by others in the field.

  • Marta Cotrim

    Marta Cotrim is a third year PhD student and instructor at DISE – Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University. After being trained as a theatre actress and contemporary dancer and having worked internationally for many years, Marta has dedicated the last 15 years to Drama and Theatre secondary teaching and teacher’s training. She holds MA in Dance Anthropology from the University of Surrey in the UK, and diplomas in Theatre Studies from Université Paris 8, France and Performance and Choreography from the School of New Dance Development in Amsterdam. Her doctoral research focuses on Critical Posthuman Pedagogies and Drama/Theatre Education, re-thinking curriculum, knowledge and teacher-student relationship. Marta is original from São Paulo, Brazil.