Tasha Ausman


Tasha Ausman is currently a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. Her education includes a graduate background in the fields of Education (University of Ottawa) and English Literature (University of Alberta), a Bachelor of Education in Intermediate/Senior Biology and Chemistry (University of Ottawa), as well as undergraduate studies in Physiology and Developmental Biology (University of Alberta). A teacher with Western Quebec School Board, she teaches chemistry, physics, and senior mathematics at Pontiac High School in Shawville, Quebec.

Research Interest 

Tasha’s research interests include mathematics education, psychoanalysis, post-colonialism, hybridity/Third Spaces, and Screeplay Pedagogy.


  1. Ausman, T. & Radford, L., (forthcoming 2015). “waltdisneyconfessions@tumblr: Screenplay Pedagogy, Psychoanalysis, and Quantum (Third) Spaces.” In Jennifer A. Sandlin and Julie G. Maudlin (Eds.), The Disney Curriculum. New York: Routledge.
  2. Ng-A-Fook, N., Radford, L., & Ausman, T. (2014). “Living Hyph-e-nations: Youth Culture, Social Networking, and Third Spaces.” In Shirley Steinberg and Awad Ibrahim (Eds.), The Critical Youth Studies Reader. New York, New York: Peter Lang.
  3. Ng-A-Fook, N., & Radford, L., & Ausman, T. (2012), “‘Living a Curriculum of Hyph-e-nations: Diversity, Equity, and Social Media.” Multicultural Education Review, 4(2), 91-128
  4. Ausman, T., (accepted for 2015, May). “Storying the self as a mathematics teacher in the 21st century: curriculum, autobiography, and psychoanalysis.” 5th Triennial International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.
  5. Radford, L. & Ausman, T., (accepted for 2015, April). “Feeling Disney: Pedagogies of Affect.” Panel Presentation (Chair: Jennifer Sandlin, Arizona State University). American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  6. Ausman, T., Radford, L. (2015, February). “Tumblr’s tangled “threads”: Online confession and a curriculum of desire in waltdisneyconfessions@tumblr.” 7th Biennial Provoking Curriculum Studies Conference. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.