Dr. Celeste Snowber

Professor, Faculty of Education

Research Interests

My research has been dedicated to bringing the body to ways of knowing and learning in relationship to researching, writing, creating and teaching. As a scholar who is also a dancer and poet, my research is located within the fields of curriculum theory and arts-based research. My career long contribution to these fields has been to develop embodied ways of inquiry as a way of knowing. I teach embodied forms of writing in my graduate classes on Embodiment and Curriculum Inquiry which are taught across three cohorts: arts education, health education and contemplative inquiry.

My scholarly activities are at the intersection where the following fields meet: curriculum theory, arts-based research, dance, somatics and spirituality, poetic inquiry, contemplative and holistic education. As a performance artist, I integrate dance and poetry into site-specific performances in the natural world. This work informs the growing fields called ecopoetics and arts-based environmental education.   At the heart of all my work is the integration between body and mind, physicality and spirituality, and an emphasis on connecting the personal and universal.


·       Arts-based research, curriculum theory, embodied inquiry

·       Somatics and spirituality, dance as a way of knowing, holistic education

·       Poetic inquiry, ecopoetics, arts-based environmental education

Photo Credit: Michele Mateus

Research Highlights