Dr Virginie Theriault



Personal statement

I am the School of Education’s lecturer in Informal Education.  I completed a doctorate in linguistics at Lancaster University. My thesis is entitled Literacy mediation and literacy learning in community-based organisations for young people in a situation of precarity in Quebec. Before starting my PhD, I worked as a research associate at the Université de Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada), coordinating two large-scale evaluative studies in the field of adult education, community-based education, and guidance counselling. My current research interests are in youth studies, literacy studies, community-based organisations, learning and apprenticeship, and practitioners’ continuing education.


Engaging young children in the research process
Minnis Helen, Crawford Karen, Lang Jason, Moya Nasreen, Karagiorgou Olga, Wall Kate, Arnott Lorna, Cassidy Claire, Theriault Virginie, Blaisdell Caralyn
'If you write poems, it’s like a crime there' : an intersectional perspective on migration, literacy practices, and identity curation
Thériault Virginie
International Journal of Lifelong Education (2019)
Understanding the characteristics of women-only literacy classes
Theriault Virginie, Johnstone Lorna
SERA - Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference (2018)
Book review - Lifelong learning participation in a changing policy context: an interdisciplinary theory
Theriault Virginie
Studies in the Education of Adults (2018)
Writing retreats as a milestone in the development of PhD students' sense of self as academic writers
Papen Uta, Thériault Virginie
Studies in Continuing Education (2017)
Accessing a 'very, very secret garden' : exploring children's and young people's literacy practices using participatory research methods
Calderón López Margarita, Theriault Virginie
Language and Literacy Vol 19, pp. 39-54 (2017)

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