Campus Directory: Erika Hasebe-Ludt

University of Lethbridge

Erika Hasebe-Ludt


Teacher education and curriculum theory and praxis in connection with language and literacy education, Intercultural and international/transnational education, Interdisciplinary studies in languages, literature, and cultural studies, Interpretive inquiry, Hermeneutics, Intertextuality, Autobiographical writing


I was born in Saarbrücken, Germany, on the border of the Alsace Lorraine region of France. After completing my secondary schooling at the Mädchengymnasium Saarbrücken, I began my university education in my hometown at the Universität des Saarlandes with undergraduate studies in English and History. I then completed an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in American and Canadian literature, literacy, culture, and linguistics at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. My master's thesis investigated the role of women writers in the crossfire of male literary criticism, focusing on sociolinguistics, history, and dialectology in the context of Canadian English at the University of British Columbia (with Dr. R. J. Greeg), and obtaining a B.Ed. with a specialization in multicultural language and literacy, I became a K-12 teacher with the Vancouver School Board. While teaching in a culturally and linguistically diverse community school, I completed a Ph.D. in curriculum studies and language and literacy education at UBC. My thesis focused on the texts of culture and community in my East Vancouver classroom, school, and the surrounding community. I subsequently taught in the International Teacher Education Module (ITEM) at Simon Fraser University prior to my current position as professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge.

Selected Publications

Hurren, W., & Hasebe-Ludt, E. (Eds.). (2014). Contemplating curriculum: Genealogies/times/places. New York: Routledge.

Chambers, C., Hasebe-Ludt, E., Leggo, C., & Sinner, A. (Eds.). (2012). A heart of wisdom: Life writing as empathetic inquiry. New York: Peter Lang.

Hasebe-Ludt, E., Chambers, C. M., & Leggo, C. (2009). Life writing and literary métissage as an ethos for our times. New York: Peter Lang.

Hasebe-Ludt, E., & Hurren, W. (Eds.). (2003). Curriculum intertext: Place/language/
pedagogy. New York: Peter Lang.

Book Chapters

Hasebe-Ludt, E. (2014). Five pedals of thought fall on broken ground: To walk with Ted Aoki. In W. Hurren & E. Hasebe-Ludt (Eds.), Contemplating curriculum: genealogies/times/places (pp. 61-67). New York, NY: Routledge.

Hasebe-Ludt, E. (2012). (Not so) simple recipes: Life writing in the mixed cosmos of Canadian language classrooms. In K. James, T. Dobson, & C. Leggo, English in middle and secondary classrooms: Creative and critical advice from Canada's teacher educators (pp. 52-57).Toronto, ON: Pearson Canada.

Hasebe-Ludt, E., & Scholefield, A. (2012). Triumph Street pedestrians. In C. M. Chambers, E. Hasebe-Ludt, C. Leggo, & A. Sinner (Eds.), A heart of wisdom: Life writing as empathetic inquiry (pp. 107-115). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Blood, N., Chambers, C. M., Donald, D., Hasebe-Ludt, E., & Big Head, R. (2012). Aoksisowaato'op: Place and story as organic curriculum. In N. Ng-A-Fook, & J. Rottman (Eds.), Reconsidering Canadian curriculum studies: Provoking historical, present, and future perspectives (pp. 47-82). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hasebe-Ludt, E. (2009). Writing lives, writing worlds: Literacy as autobiographical and cosmopolitan text. In P. Lewis & J. Tupper (Eds.), Challenges bequeathed: Taking up the challenges of Dwayne Huebner (pp. 25-38). Rotterdam/Taipei: Sense Publishers.

Hasebe-Ludt, E. (2009). Who's afraid of Virginia's daughters? Research, writing and relations. In S. G. Kouritzin, N. A. C. Piquemal, & R. Norman (Eds.), Challenging the orthodoxies in standard academic discourse(s) (pp. 217-228). New York: Routledge.

Hasebe-Ludt, E., Chambers, C., Donald, D., Leggo, C., & Oberg, A. (2008). Embracing the world, with all our relations: Métissage as an artful braiding. In S. Springgay, R. Irwin, C. Leggo, & P. Gouzuasis (Eds.), Being with a/r/tography (pp. 58-67). Rotterdam/Taipei: Sense Publishers.

Chambers, C., & Hasebe-Ludt, E. (2008). Métissage: A research praxis. With D. Donald, W. Hurren, C. Leggo, & A. Oberg. In A. Cole & G. Knowles (Eds.), International handbook of the arts in qualitative social science research: Perspectives, methodologies, examples, and issues (pp. 141-153). Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.

Hasebe-Ludt, E. (2005). Migration. In R. Golz (Ed.). Internationalization, cultural difference and migration: Challenges and perspectives of intercultural education. Münster, Germany: LIT Verlag.

Hasebe-Ludt, E. (2004). We talked freely of many things: Writing home/away from home. In A. L. Cole, L. Neilsen, J. G. Knowles, & T. C. Luciani (Eds.), Provoked by art: Theorizing arts-informed research (pp. 203-213). Halifax, NS: Backalong Books.

Hasebe-Ludt, E. (2003). Métissage and memory: The politics of literacy education in Canadian curriculum and classrooms. In C. Mair (Ed.), The politics of English as a world language (pp. 457-465). Cross/Cultures, Vol. 65: New Horizons in Postcolonial Cultural Studies. New York/Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi.

Hasebe-Ludt, E. (2003). By the Oldman River I remembered. In E. Hasebe-Ludt & W. Hurren, (Eds.), Curriculum intertext: Language/place/pedagogy (pp. 149-157). Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education, Vol. 193. New York: Peter Lang.

Hasebe-Ludt, E., Bright, R., Chambers, C., Fowler, L., Pollard, M., & Winsor, P. (2003). What are the new literacies? Writing and teaching and living with the questions. In G. Erickson and A. Clarke (Eds.), Teacher inquiry: Living the research in everyday practice (pp. 103-114). RoutledgeFalmer.

Journal Articles

McKerracher, A., & Hasebe-Ludt, E. (2014). Life writing, literature, and curriculum as artful cosmopolitan encounters. Canadian Review of Art Education, 41(1), 117-133.

Jordan, N., & Hasebe-Ludt, E. (2012). Dwelling in/on The Drive: Life writing in a mixed and mixing commons. JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 28(1), 281-297. Available at:

Hurren, W., & Hasebe-Ludt, E. (2011). Bringing curriculum down to earth: The terroir that we are. JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 27(2), 17-34. Special Issue on Sensual Curriculum: Understanding Curriculum of and Through the Senses. W. G. Gershon (Ed.). Available at:

Hasebe-Ludt, E. (2010). A love song to our pluriverse: Life writing as "motherwise" text. Transnational Curriculum Inquiry. Special Issue on Life Writing Across Knowledge Traditions, 7(2), 39-46. Available at:

Hasebe-Ludt, E., & Jordan, N. (2010). (Eds.). "May we get us a heart of wisdom": Life writing across knowledge traditions: Introduction to Special Issue on Life Writing. Transnational Curriculum Inquiry, 7(2), 1-4. Available at:

Hasebe-Ludt, E., Sinner, A., Leggo, C., Pletz, J., Simoongwe, F., & Wilson, L. (2010). These tensioned places of teaching: Life writing in precarious cosmopolitan times. Creative Approaches to Research, 3(2). Available at:;dn=430124490138309;res=IELHSS

Hasebe-Ludt, E. (2003). Paper Cranes. Educational Insights, 8(2). Available at:

Chambers, C., Donald, D., & Hasebe-Ludt, E. (2002). Creating a curriculum of métissage. Educational Inquiry, 7(2). Available at:

Research Interests

I research and teach in the areas of teacher education and curriculum in connection with literacy and culture. My background and interests are in transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies in first and second/additional language and literacy, multiple literacies, literature, and cultural studies. My current research focuses on life writing in cosmopolitan contexts.

Current Research and Creative Activity

TitleLocationGrant InformationPrincipal InvestigatorCo Researchers
Rewriting literacy curriculum in Canadian cosmopolitan schools Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), $91,320, 2007-10.

E. Hasebe-Ludt, University of Lethbridge Cynthia Chambers, University of Lethbridge; Carl Leggo, University of British Columbia

Previous Research

TitleGrant AgencyCompletion Date
Internationalization, Cultural Difference, and Migration: Developing European Community-Canada International Academic Mobility Program 2006
New Literacies and Teacher Education Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) 2002
A Study of Literacy, Teacher Education and Society Research Excellence Envelope Grant, University of Lethbridge 2002

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