Franco Saccucci is an educator-activist and graduate student. Franco’s praxis focuses in anti-oppression, transformative learning, and popular/anti-capitalist methods of teaching and learning. Franco has published academic articles on drama and popular education, published poetry on capitalism and teaching, and professional teacher resources on gender and sexuality in schools. Franco holds a BEd (Hons) from the University of Alberta in English & Drama Education, and is currently finishing his MA in Curriculum Studies & Teacher Development, with a collaborative program in Sexual Diversity Studies, from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto. His funded research focuses on transformative, affective, and embodied learning through the arts.
As an educator, Franco has worked in high schools, youth centres, theatre companies, queer youth programs, and lead activist-education programs in multiple Canadian universities. Most recently, Franco facilitated a social and legal justice education program for marginalized youth out of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and the Toronto District School Board. He has presented at academic conferences and professional teacher association conferences across Canada on areas of anti-oppression learning and drama education/applied theatre. Franco continues to writing poetry and research related to transforming ourselves, and society, through artistic teaching and learning.