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Invited, Refereed Book Chapters


Kopparla, M., Takeuchi, M.A., Yuen, J., Thraya, S., & Chowdhury, A. (forthcoming). Play, joy, and creativity in land-based STEM learning: Reconnecting with intergenerational knowledge for refugee learners. In J. Adams, & C. Siry (Eds.). Wondering sciences: Creativity, imagination and future thinking in sciences education. New York: Springer.

  • We were invited to submit to this book and this manuscript is currently under review

Muscat, L., Takeuchi, M., Thraya, S., Wang, X., (in preparation). Linguistic queering behind the screen: Disorienting the language of racialized and gendered disciplinary exclusion in early STEM pedagogy. Proctor, Chris; Semel, Beth; Suárez, Enrique; Vogel, Sara. Contributions to the Sociology of Language.


Banerjee, P., Coakley, A., Narula, B., Saheb Javaher, N., Theodore, R., Thraya, S. (2020). Gender and resettlement of Yazidi refugee families in Calgary: A deep dive in the resettlement, health, carework and education processes. Metropolis Conference Ebook.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Thraya, S., & Takeuchi, M.A. (2022). Translanguaging as a tool to (re)connect: Co-designing land- based learning environments with refugee children. In C. Chinn, E. Tan, C. Chan, & Y, Kali (Eds.), The 16th International Conference of the Learning Sciences

Non-Refereed Reports

Takeuchi, M.A., Chowdhury, A., Kopparla, M., Thraya, S., Yuen, J., Czuy, K., Mambo, T., Olson, R., Sobh, H., & Fakih, A. (2021). Soil camp: Learning with the land toward refugee integration, diversity and sustainability through community partnerships 2020–21. University of Calgary.

Banerjee, Pallavi; Saheb Javaher, Negin; Thraya, Sophia; Karsha, Souzan; Short, Tanner. (2021). Resettling Yazidi Refugee Families in Calgary by Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS): A Home Assessment Qualitative Report 2020-21. University of Calgary.


Refereed Conference Presentations

Kopparla, M., Thraya, S., Takeuchi, M.A., Haroon, A., Chowdhury, A., Panaguiton, R. (2023, April). Designing Anti-Colonial, Land-Based and Culturally Sustaining STEM Learning. In J. Adams (Chair), Re-engaging (with) Care in Equity-based STEM Research [Structured Poster Presentation]. American Educational Research Association’s Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA.


Muscat, L., Wang, X., Thraya, S., & Takeuchi, M. (2022, April). Linguistic queering to disrupt normative STEM disciplinary practices in a Kindergarten classroom. In B. Daniel & N. De Lucca (Chairs), Interaction as a Site for Ideological Negotiation and Transformation in Science Teachers’ Learning [Symposium]. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA.


Thraya, S., & Takeuchi, M.A. (2022, June). Translanguaging as a tool to (re)connect: Co-designing land-based learning environments with refugee children. Paper presented at International Society of the Learning Sciences Annual Meeting. Hiroshima, Japan.


Thraya, S. (2022, August). Redefining the Silent Period from Silent to Silenced: A Translanguaging Stance. presented at Language Policy and Planning 2022 Conference: The Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference. Montreal, Quebec.


Invited Talks

Invited Speaker, Concept Mapping as an Engagement Tool led by Dr. Elisa Lacerda-Vandenborn. Werklund School of Education Teaching and Learning event. University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada. (2022)


Guest Lecturer, Field During the Pandemic. Werklund School of Education in the course EDUC 460.01 - Specialization I Elementary Early Childhood Education, Calgary, Canada (2021)


Moderator, Finding the Common Denominator in Health, The Common Denominator Club, University of Calgary (2021)


Speaker, The Voices and Lived Experiences of the Unheard, The Common Denominator Event, University of Calgary (2021)


Presenter, Education and Refugeehood: A Gender Analysis of the Lived Educational Experiences of School-Aged Yazidi Refugee Children in Calgary, Alberta. University of Calgary Graduate Research Symposium (2020)


Moderator, Relearning Parenting: A Process Analysis of Deskilling of Yazidi Refugees as Parents Dealing with Trauma given by Dr. Pallavi Banerjee. O’Brien Institute for Public Health (2020)


Presenter, Implementing Reading Interventions. Celebrating Student Excellence, Werklund School of Education (2018)


Presenter, My Service-Learning Experience. Celebrating Student Excellence, Werklund School of Education (2017)

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