- Graduated from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto with an M.A. degree in Sociology of Education in the Social Justice Education Department.
- Graduated from York University Summa Cum Laude, Member of the Dean’s Honour Roll in 2008 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree. Major: Political Science. Minor: Women’s Studies.
- Parris, Amanda. 2015. ‘Document it Before We Forget.’ A Conversation with African-Canadian Female Artists on the Canadian Black Arts Movement. Our Schools/Our Selves.
- Parris, Amanda. 2014. Hip Hop Superheroes. In Ramon San Vincente (Ed.), Rhymes to Re-Education: A Hip Hop Curriculum Resource Guide.
- Parris, Amanda. 2014. Who is Hip Hop? In Ramon San Vincente (Ed.), Rhymes to Re-Education: A Hip Hop Curriculum Resource Guide.
- Parris, Amanda. Winter 2012. A Curriculum of Liberation: Confronting So-Called ‘Truths’ in the Media. Shameless Magazine [Get Schooled Edition]. Issue 22.
- (2013-2014) Visiting Scholar at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
- Recipient of the 2013 Michael Smith Foreign Study Bursary
- Recipient of the 2013 Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship
- Recipient of the 2012 William Waters Scholarship in Urban Education
- Recipient of the 2007/2008 School of Women’s Studies Book Prize for superior grade point average
- Recipient of the Continuing Education and York University Entrance Scholarships
THE RESEARCH PROJECTS
- (2015) Supervisor of Field Researchers for Phase 2 of The Black Experience Project, a research study by Environics Research Institute
- (2007-2008) Youth Consultant on the Roots to Youth Violence Report
THE CONFERENCES, PANELS AND PUBLIC LECTURES
- (2014) Presented paper “Hip Hop Education and the Pursuit of Justice” at the Power of the Arts National Forum at Carleton University.
- (2013) Presented on the contemporary landscape of Hip Hop education outside of public schooling. Event: The Centre for Media and Culture in Education at OISE presents Media Pedagogies for Social Justice In and Out of School
- (2012) Presented on the creative strategies of youth-led organizations to combat dehumanizing trends exhibited by local institutions of media and government Event: United Nations Habitat World Urban Forum in Naples, Italy
- (2012) Coordinated the Lost Lyrics Roots of the Rose Conference
- (2011) Presented on strategies of healing from vicarious trauma through practices of bio-mythographical storytelling Event: Black Women’s Health and Wellness Conference in Atlanta, Georgia
- (2010) Public lecture on the creative strategies of youth engagement amongst youth-led organizations Event: the Toronto Youth Cabinet Identify n Impact Youth Awards
- (2010) Public lecture on youth-led alternative educational movements happening worldwide Event: Centennial College Global Citizenship Symposium
- (2009) Public lecture on the creative connections between Hip Hop culture and alternative education movements Event: Emerging Arts Network ArtSmash
- (2008) Presented on the creative engagement strategies being employ youth-led organizations in Toronto Event: United Nations Habitat Safe Cities Summit in Durban, South Africa
- (2008) Presented on the creative strategies of youth engagement among youth-led organizations in Toronto Event: Organization of American States Ignite the Americas Summit