Curriculum Vitae

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Bachelor of Arts Degree (with Distinction)            

Anthropology and Linguistics

University of Alberta

Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons)

History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture

Advisor: Walter Davis 

University of Alberta

Master of Science Degree 


Advisor: Patrick Bolger

University of Alberta

Certificate of University Teaching

Syracuse University
2018 (Expected)    

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Literacy Education

Syracuse University

Honours and Awards

2003 Alexander Rutherford Scholarship (awarded by the Government of Alberta)
2004-2006      Jason Lang Scholarship (awarded by the Government of Alberta)
2010 Walter H Johns Graduate Fellowship (awarded by the University of Alberta)
2010 J-A Bombardier Scholarship (awarded by SSHRC)
2011 Graduate Student Scholarship (awarded by Alberta Advanced Education)
2013  Himan Brown Fund Travel Award (awarded by Syracuse University) 
2015 Research & Creative Grant (awarded by Syracuse University)
2015 William D. Sheldon Fellowship (awarded by Syracuse University)
2015 SOE Graduate Student Travel Grant (awarded by Syracuse University)
2015 RLAC Travel Support Grant (awarded by Syracuse University)

Presentations and Workshops


Frucht Memorial Lecture Series

Conference Participant

"Phrenology: The Good, The Bad, and The Bumpy"          

University of Alberta

A Day of Medical History

Conference Participant

"Phrenology: The Good, The Bad, and The Bumpy"

University of Alberta

Interdisciplinary Studies 222

Invited Lecturer

"Interdisciplinarity with Anthropology and Linguistics"

University of Alberta

Writing Our Lives Youth Writing Conference

Parent Workshop Co-Facilitator

"Listen Up!: Communication as an Act of Love"

Syracuse University &

Nottingham School


Oswego Writing Institute


"Radical Youth Literacies: Moving Toward Civically and     

Community Engaged Writing"   

SUNY Oswego


HNR 260: 21st-Century Youth Writers, Activism,and Civic Engagement          

Invited Guest Lecturer

"College Voices: Inclusion & Exclusion on College Campuses"

Syracuse University


Workshop Facilitator

"Encouraging Student Authorship through Technology"

Central New York Reading Council



"Writing for their Lives: Supporting Civically and Community-Engaged


National Council of Teachers of English


Haddix, M., & Mardhani-Bayne, A. (2016). Writing Our Lives: The Power of Youth Literacies and Community Engagement. In S. Greene, K. Burke, & M. McKenna (Eds.), Reframing Public Spaces: Youth Voices, Literacies, and Civic Engagement. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.


Mardhani-Bayne, A. (2014, October). Professional Resources. [Review of the book Exploring Technology for Writing and Writing Instruction, by K. E. Pytash & R. E. Ferdig]. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 58(2), 173-175.

Relevant Work and Volunteer Experience


Gallery Educator    

I facilitated programs for students to increase their

visual literacy skills and also led art creation programs  

Art Gallery of Alberta


Library Assistant    

In this role, I developed and implemented

pre-literacy programs for children and adults

Edmonton Public Library


Bridging Program Advisor  

This position included reviewing data on 

student performance and developing

recommendations for policy changes to ensure

student success

University of Alberta


U School Classroom Lead

I lead elementary and junior high school classes as 

they spend a week on campus. I also work with university 

staff and faculty to create student friendly programming

that is aligned with the tenets of Culturally Relevant 

Pedagogy and Universal Design for Learning

University of Alberta



Volunteer ESL Tutor 

Centre for Family Literacy


Volunteer Literacy Tutor

New Haven Reads


Volunteer ESL Tutor  

Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven




Volunteer Storytime Leader

New Haven Free Public Library 


University Service

2004-2011       University of Alberta's New Student Orientation Volunteer

2008-2009       University of Alberta's Student Life Sustainability Advisory Committee Member

2009-2010       Department of Linguistics Master's Student Representative

2010-2011       Graduate Students’ Association Student Affairs Committee Member

2010-2011       Graduate Students’ Association Departmental Councillor

2014-2015       Syracuse University School of Education Diversity Committee