Research

Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in the Learning Sciences from the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. I research and design for public engagement with complex systems, with a primary focus on gender and sexuality, using the affordances of new technologies to enable individual meaning-making and socioscientific exploration.

Below is a list of recent publications and presentations:

Paré, D., Shanahan, M-C. & Sengupta, P. (2020). Queering Complexity Using Multi-Agent Simulations. In M. Gresalfi & L. Horn (Eds.), Interdisciplinarity in the Learning Sciences, 14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), (pp. TBD). London: International Society of the Learning Sciences. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340902907_Queering_Complexity_Using_Multi-Agent_Simulations.

Paré, D., Sengupta, P., Windsor, S., Craig, J., & Thompson, M. (2019). Queering virtual reality: A prolegomenon. In Sengupta, P., Shanahan, M-C., & Kim, B. (Eds). Critical, transdisciplinary and embodied approaches in STEM education. (pp. 307 – 328). Springer, Cham. https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030294885 / https://prism.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/111707

Paré, D., Sengupta, P., Windsor, S., Craig, J., & Thompson, M. (2018, November). Queering virtual reality: A preliminary design study. In Proceedings of the 5th International STEM in Education Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 21-23 November (pp. 306-314).

Hladik S., Sengupta, P., Grovet, K., Kidney, J., Marasco, E. A., Mattingly, P., & Paré, D. (2018, November). Pivots, professional vision, and reflective design in public computing. In Proceedings of the 5th International STEM in Education Conference. Paper presented at the 5th International STEM in Education Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 21-23 November (pp. 127-134).

Sengupta, P., Shanahan, M-C., Hladik, S., & Paré, D. (June, 2018). Coding science as boundary work: The role of publicness in scientific computing. Paper presented at “Unpacking Signs of Learning in Complex Social Environments: Desettling Neoliberal Market-driven Educational Methodologies, Epistemologies and Recognitions of Learning”, International Conference of the Learning Sciences, London, England.