Paul R. Carr

Université du Québec en Outaouais

Dr. Paul R. Carr is Full Professor in the Department of Education at the Université du Québec en Outaouais in Gatineau, Québec, Canada, and also the Chair-holder of the UNESCO Chair in Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformative Education (DCMÉT). Dr. Carr’s research is broadly focused on social justice and political sociology, with specific linkages to the areas of democracy, peace studies, media literacy, and transformational change in education. His publications include an award-winning, single-author book (Does your vote count? Critical pedagogy and democracy), sixteen edited books, and roughly 100 articles and book chapters. He was the Principal Investigator of a five-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) project entitled Democracy, Political Literacy and the Quest for Transformative Education (2012/13-2016/2017), and is presently the Principal Investigator of a SSHRC project entitled Social Media, Citizen Participation and Education (2017/2018-2021/2022). Dr. Carr is also the co-founder of the Global Doing Democracy Research Project along with Dr. David Zyngier of Monash University, Australia, which has brought together some sixty researchers in over twenty countries to examine educator perspectives, experiences and perceptions of democracy in/and education. He has won several scholarship, leadership and book awards. Dr. Carr speaks English, French, and Spanish, and undertakes research with colleagues in a number of countries. The work of the UNESCO Chaire DCMÉT can be found at and also through its Facebook page at