Dr. Snežana Obradović-Ratković

Research Officer and Instructor (PhD)

Available for Graduate Advisement

St. Catharines, ON
Office: WH107
905 688 5550 x4793
sratkovic@brocku.ca

Dr. Snežana ObradovićRatković is a research officeran instructor, and a scholar in the Faculty of Education. As a master’s student, she explored the influence of media on immigrant children’s values, self-concepts, and future aspirations. In her doctoral work, ObradovićRatković investigated professional identities of refugee women teachers from the former Yugoslavia who immigrated to Canada during or after the 19911995 war in the countryShe was the principal investigator on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funded study entitled “Supporting Refugee Students in Canada: Building on What We Have Learned in the Past 20 Years.” Her current research includes virtual arts education, mindful academic writing, generous scholarship, and well-being in graduate education. 

  • Migration and indigeneity
  • Transnational and transdisciplinary teacher education
  • Research education
  • Academic writing and publishing
  • Generous scholarship
  • Decolonizing and arts-based research methodologies
  • Mindfulness and well-being in higher education

 

Book  

Opić, S., Bognar, B., & Ratković, S. (Eds.). (2017). New approaches to research methodology in education. Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb. 

Book Chapters 

Obradović-Ratković, S., Woloshyn, V., Winters, K-L., Ahmed, N., Govaris, C., Kaldi, S., Deliewen Afrikaner, C., & Doyran, F. (2020). Educating refugee students: Global perspectives and priorities. In D. R. Andron & G. Gruber (Eds.), Education beyond the crisis: New skills, children’s rights, and teaching contexts (pp. 193-216). Brill. 

McGinn, M. K., Ratković, S., Martinovic, D., & McQuirter-Scott, R. (2019). Creating, supporting, and sustaining a community of academic writing practice through annual residential academic writing retreats. In N. Simmons & A. Singh (Eds.), Critical collaboration communities: Academic writing partnerships, groups, and retreats (pp. 136-148)Sense Publishers. 

Sethi, B., & Ratković, S. (2018). Dissemination and social justice. In S. Kleinknecht, L. J. van den Scott, & C. Sanders (Eds.), The craft of qualitative research (pp. 342349). Canadian Scholar’s Press. 

Ratković, S., Martinovic, D., & Norris, T. (2017). The role of curriculum documents in youth’s ideological upbringing: Consuming or loving the world? In G. Reis, M. P. Mueller, R. A. Luther, L. Siveres, & R. Oliveira (Eds.), Sociocultural perspectives on youth ethical consumerism (pp. 4360). Springer Publisher. 

Ratković, S., & Sethi, B. (2017). Multisensory ethnography and a/r/tography: Mobilizing methodologies, disciplines, and knowledges. In S. Opić, B. Bognar, & S. Ratković (Eds.), New approaches to research methodology in education (pp. 167189). Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb. 

Woloshyn, V., Kaefer, T., Savage, M., & Ratković, S. (2017). Exploring research methodologies: Mapping the Canadian education landscape as represented through two national journals. In S. Opić, B. Bognar, & S. Ratković (Eds.), New approaches to research methodology in education (pp. 223266). Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb.  

Ratković, S., & Pietka-Nykaza, E. (2016). Forced migration and education: Refugee women teachers’ trajectories in Canada and the UK. In C. Schmidt & J. Schneider (Eds.), Diversifying the teaching force in transnational contexts: Critical perspectives (pp. 179200). Sense Publishers.  

Ratković, S. (2015). Militarism, motherhood, and teaching: A Yugoslav-Canadian case. In N. Taber (Ed.), Learning gendered militarism in Canada (pp. 147172). University of Alberta Press.  

Journal Articles  

Khirwadkar, A., Ibrahim Khan, S., Mgombelo, J., Obradović-Ratković, S., & Forbes, W. A. (2020). Reimagining mathematics education during the COVID-19 pandemicBrock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 29(2), 4246https://journals.library.brocku.ca/brocked/index.php/home 

Woloshyn, V., Savage, M., Ratković, S., Hands, C., & Martinovic, D. (2019). Exploring professors’ experiences supporting graduate student well-being in Faculties of Education. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education8(4), 115. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMCE-02-2019-0028 

Ratković, S., McGinn, M. K., Martinovic, D., & McQuirter-Scott, R. (2019). A shared cabin in the woods: The presence and presents of writing in residential academic writing retreats. Writing & Pedagogy, 11(2), 165194. https://doi.org/10.1558/wap.35630 

Armstrong, D., Tuters, S., & Ratković, S. (2019). Which hill would you die on? Examining the use of militaristic metaphors in social justice leaders’ discourse and practice. Journal of School Leadership, 120. https://doi.org/10.1177/1052684619848092 

Ratković, S., Winters, K. L., Kitchings, S., Yang, S., Sprat, B., Ahmed, N., & Vinod, S. with Decolonizing Canada Trough Art and Artistry. (2018). Five poems: Artistic pedagogy of the migrant soul. Teaching and Learning Journal12(1), 1531. 

Martinovic, D., Ratković, S., Spencer, T., Grierson, A., Cantalini-Williams, M., & Landon, S. (2017). Engaged scholarship in action: The journey of the School Board-University Research Exchange (SURE) Network. Engaged Scholar Journal, 3(2),3958.   

Ratković, S., & Sethi, B. (2017). Visuals and poetry in migration research. Refugee Review, 3, 213218. Accessible at https://espminetwork.com/ refugee-review-volume-3/  

Ratković, S., & Woloshyn, V. (2017). Doctoral education for a sustainable future: What’s a comprehensive portfolio got to do with it? Croatian Journal of Education19(3), 293315. https://doi.org/10.15516/cje.v19i0.2709  

Editorials 

Opić, S., Bognar, B. & Ratković, S. (2017). Editor’s preface. In S. Opić, B. Bognar, & S. Ratković (Eds.), New approaches to research methodology in education (pp. 622). Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb. 

Ratković, S., Mogadime, D., & Spencer, T. (2015). Knowledge mobilization in Canadian educational research: Identifying current developments and future directions. Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice25(1), 14. https://brock.scholarsportal. info/journals/brocked/home/ article/view/484  

Webinar  

Ratković, S., Kaldi, S., Ellis, C., Kovačević, D., Brewer, C. A., Ahmed, N., & Brady, J. with Cities of Migration (2018, May 31).In the classroom and beyond: Supporting refugee students[Video file]. http://citiesofmigration. ca/webinar/refugee-students/

Videos 

Ratković, S., Kovačević, D., Brewer, C. A., Ellis, C., Ahmed, N., & Brady, J (2018).Refugee students: Academic success[Video file]. Made by Frame. https://espminetwork.com /new-report-supporting-refugee-students-in-canada-building-on-what-we-have-learned-in-the-past-20-years/ 

Ratković, S., Kovačević, D., Brewer, C. A., Ellis, C., Ahmed, N., & Brady, J (2018).Refugee students: Belonging and wellbeing[Video file]. Made by Frame. https://espminetwork.com /new-report-supporting-refugee-students-in-canada-building-on-what-we-have-learned-in-the-past-20-years/ 

Ratković, S., Winters, K. L., Miranda, H., Dénommé-Welch, S., Longboat, C., Spratt, B., Vinod, S., Rana, B., Ahmed, N., Yang, S., Varghese, A., Scott-England, S., Sault, V., Ahmed, A., Ahmed, B., Kitchings, S., Taylor, M., Magowan, C., Di Cesare, D., & Ratković, I.  (2018). InTercultural WORKS [Video file]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUM3sHdBzr8  

Creative Scholarly Work 

Ratković, S., Winters, K. L., Miranda, H., Dénommé-Welch, S., Longboat, C., Spratt, B., Vinod, S., Rana, B., Ahmed, N., Yang, S., Varghese, A., Scott-England, S., Sault, V., Ahmed, A., Ahmed, B., Kitchings, S., Taylor, M., Magowan, C., Di Cesare, D., & Ratković, I.  (2018, March 19). InTercultural WORKS. Film screening, live performance, and conversation. Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines, ON. 

Ratković, S., Winters, K. L., Miranda, H., Dénommé-Welch, S., Longboat, C., Spratt, B., Vinod, S., Rana, B., Ahmed, N., Yang, S., Varghese, A., Scott-England, S., Sault, V., Ahmed, A., Ahmed, B., Kitchings, S., Taylor, M., Magowan, C., Di Cesare, D., & Ratković, I.  (2017, November 4). We want to paint on the walls of the cave: Stories from the contact zone. Research-based play performed at the Festival of Readers, St. Catharines, ON. 

Ratković, S., Winters, K. L., Dénommé-Welch, S., Miranda, H., Salerno, J., Kitchings,  

S., Taylor, M., Tian, S., Vinod, S., Rana, B., Brant, J., & Magowan, C. (2017, April 28, 29, & 30). We want to paint on the walls of the cave. Eleven performances at In the Soil Arts Festival, St. Catharines, ON. 

External  

Winters, K. L., Ratković, S., & Niagara Artists Centre. (2017). Painting on the walls of the cave: Building inter-cultural understandings through artistry. Multicultural Community Capacity Grant, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration ($2,280). 

 Ratković, S., Kovačević, D., Brewer, C., & Ellis, C. (2017). Supporting refugee students in Canada: Building on what we have learned in the past 20 years. Knowledge Synthesis Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($24,996).  

Ratković, S. with Decolonizing Canada Through Art and Artistry. (2017). Decolonizing Canada through arts and artistry: We want to paint on the walls of the caveIn the Soil Arts Festival Grant ($500). 

Garbati, J. F., Faden, L., Ratković, S., Moukperian, S., Weber, L., & La Donna, K. A. (2016). Ph.D. graduates working in alternative academic (alt-ac) professions: What are the contributions of alt-ac professionals to their postsecondary institutions and society? Project Grant, Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund ($18,400). 

Ratković, S., Spencer, T., & Mogadime, D. with School Board-University Research Exchange (SURE) (2014). The 2014 CSSE Knowledge Mobilization DayKnowledge Mobilization Grant, Ontario Association of Deans of Education ($10,000). 

 Armstrong, D., Ratković, S., & Brant. J. (2014). Equity talks: Aboriginal education. Education Event Grant, Second Story Press ($3,514).  

Internal   

Hands, C., Winters. K-L., & Obradović-Ratković, S. (2020). Playbuilding equitable arts education during and after a pandemicDiscretionary Strategic Initiative Fund ($2,000). 

Longboat, C., & Ratković, S. (2019). Mentorship and wellness in graduate education: Contemplating Indigenous and immigrant knowledgesFaculty of Education Graduate Research Assistant Development Fund ($1,811). 

Savage, M., Woloshyn, V., Ratković, S., Hands, C., & Bajovic, M. (2018). Mentorship and wellness conference: Supporting faculty and graduate student mental health and well-being. Faculty of Education Graduate Research Assistant Development Fund ($1,811) 

Woloshyn, V., Savage, M., Ratković, S., Hands, C., Bajovic, M., Martinovic, D., & Kaefer, T. (2018). Exploring perceptions of well-being and mentorship within Canadian and Croatian faculties of education.Brock Internal Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant ($4,983). 

Winters, K. L., & Ratković, S. (2017). Independent study in education: Experiencing arts-based knowledge mobilizationBrock University Experiential Education Course Development Grant ($1,706). 

Winters, K. L., Ratković, S., & Dénommé-Welch, S. (2017). Decolonizing Canada through arts and artistry: Refugee and Indigenous women’s voicesFaculty of Education Research and Development Fund ($1,000). 

Dénommé-Welch, S., Ratković, S., & Winters, K. L. (2017). Decolonizing Canada through arts and artistry: Refugee and Indigenous women’s voicesFaculty of Education Research and Development Fund ($1,000). 

Woloshyn, V., & Ratković, S. (2016). Promoting collaborative scholarship with the 

Department of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Faculty of Education. Dean’s Discretionary Fund ($2,719). 

Graduate Courses 

  • EDUC 5Q97: Culminating Seminar in Educational Studies  
  • EDUC 5N99: Graduate Seminar in Education  
  • EDUC 5P92: An Introduction to Educational Research  
  • EDUC 5P94: Advanced Writing Seminar 

Undergraduate Courses 

  • EDBE 8P77: Teaching, Research, & Education Inquiry I/S  
  • EDBE 8Y43: Teaching, Research, and Educational Inquiry P/J/I  
  • BECE 4F50: Early Childhood Education Honours Thesis  
  • EDUC 4P01: Higher Level Thinking in Science and Mathematics 
  • EDUC 8P02Diversity Issues in Schooling 
  • EDUC 8L09: Principles and Practices for Professional Certification (Pre-service Teacher Education)