Roberts-Smith, Jennifer (Applicant). “Design for Peace, Tumaco 2019-20.” Global Affairs Canada Emerging Leadership in the Americas Program Faculty Mobility Grant. $7,000.

Ruecker, Stan, Milena Radzikowska (Co-applicants), and Jennifer Roberts-Smith (Collaborator). “The INKE Partnership for Networked Open Social Scholarship.” SSHRC Partnership 2019. PI Ray Siemens (Victoria). NOI submitted. Results expected June 2019.

Roberts-Smith, Jennifer (Co-applicant). “CAVERNS: The Consortium for Augmented, Virtual, and Extended Reality Narrative and Storytelling.” SSHRC Partnership 2019. PI Neil Randall (Games Institute, Waterloo). NOI submitted. Results expected June 2019.

Roberts-Smith, Jennifer (Applicant), Fabio Enrique Fajardo Tolosa, Milena Radzikowska (Co-applicants), Paul Cegys, Ivan Jurakic, Shana MacDonald, Stan Ruecker, Jessica Thompson (Collaborators), et al . “Design for Peace (Tumaco) Exhibition and Workshop.” SSHRC Connection 2019. $45,866.

MacDonald, Shana (Applicant) “Mobilizing Public Feminisms in the Digital Era”. Ontario Early Researcher Award. $150,000. Submitted. Results Expected April 2019.

Roberts-Smith, Jennifer (Applicant), Matt White (Co-applicant), Carin Lowerison and Stan Ruecker (Collaborators). “Theatre for Relationality: Increasing Green Light Arts’ Capacity to Engage Waterloo Region Audiences in Action towards Social Justice.” SSHRC Partnership Engage 2018. $24,992. 

MacDonald, Shana (Principal Investigator). “The Personal is Aesthetic: The Formal Politics of Feminist Film and Media”. SSHRC Insight Development Grant. $47,839.

MacDonald, Shana (Principal Investigator). “Let Us Speak” HeForShe Gender Equity Grant. $9988.

Roberts-Smith, Jennifer. Ontario Ministry of Education Early Researcher Award. “The Stratford Festival Online.” 2014-19. $150,000; matching funds (Stratford Shakespeare Festival) $43,000. 


Ruecker, Stan, Milena Radzikowska, and Jennifer Roberts-Smith, eds. Proposals for Better Futures: Design Research Across the Disciplines. Intellect Books. In press. 

Roberts-Smith, Jennifer, Janelle Jenstad, and Mark Kaethler. Shakespeare’s Language in Digital Media: Old Words New Tools. Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities. Series eds. Marilyn Deegan, Lorna Hughes, Andrew Prescott, and Harold Short. Routledge. 150 pages. 2018.

Chapters in Books

Roberts-Smith, Jennifer and Shawn DeSouza-Coelho. “Shakespeare, Game, and Play in Digital Pedagogical Shakespeare Games.” Games and Theatre in Early Modern England. Ed.  Tom Bishop, Gina Bloom, and Erika T. Lin. Routledge. Accepted by editors.

Ruecker, Stan and Jennifer Roberts-Smith. “Experience Design for the Humanities: Activating Multiple Interpretations.” Making Humanities Matter. Ed. Jentery Sayers. Debates in the Digital Humanities. Ed.  Matthew Gold and Lauren Klein. University of Minnesota Press, 2017. 259-270. 

MacDonald, Shana. “The City (as) Place: Performative Re-mappings of Urban Space Through Artistic Research.” Performance As Research: Knowledge, Methodology, Impact. Ed.  Bruce Barton, Melanie Dyer et al. Routledge, 2018. 275-296.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Radzikowska, Milena, Jennifer Roberts-Smith, Xinyue Zhou, and Stan Ruecker. “A Speculative Feminist Approach to Project Management.” SDRJ: Strategic Design Research Journal. In Press.

Ferronato, P., Mercer, L., Roberts-Smith, J. and Ruecker, S., 2019. Living Labs and the DH Centre: Lessons for Each from the Other. KULA: knowledge creation, dissemination, and preservation studies 3(1): 14. DOI:

MacDonald, Shana and Brianna I Wiens. “New Materialist Research Methods in Public Participatory Art: “Mobilizing the ‘Multi-Mangle’” Leisure Sciences Special issue on ‘Posthumanism,’ (in press).

Ruecker, Stan, and Jennifer Roberts-Smith. “Design Research: Objects, Procedures, and New Understanding.” Technology | Architecture + Design 2.1: 11-14. 2018. 

Ruecker, Stan and Jennifer Roberts-Smith. “Concept Models for Design Practice.” Bitacora 27. 4 (2017): 11-18. 

Roberts-Smith, Jennifer. “Théâtre et humanités numériques. Du développement des outils aux design experimental. [Theatre and the digital humanities: from tool development to experience design].” Trans. Ioana Galleron. Revue d’Historiographie du Théâtre 4. Special Issue: Études théâtrales et humanités numériques. 2017.

Roberts-Smith, Jennifer, Shawn DeSouza-Coelho and Toby Malone. “Staging Shakespeare in Social Games: Towards a Theory of Theatrical Game Design.” Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare Appropriation.  10.1 Special Issue: Social Media Shakespeare. Ed. Maurizio Calbi and Stephen O’Neill. 2016. 


Roberts-Smith, Jennifer, Stan Ruecker, Gill Lesperance, and Shaw Forgeron. The Hermenuetobooth. Theatre of the Arts, University of Waterloo, March 2015. Experience design prototype.

Performances & Exhibitions

Roberts-Smith, Jennifer (Director, Collaborator, SSHRC Conference Grant). Henry the Sixth Part One. Performance as Research in Theatre History Studies Conference. May-June 2015. 

Roberts-Smith, Jennifer (Director), Paul Cegys (Video Designer) et al. R3 (Richard the Third). By William Shakespeare. Adapted by Toby Malone and Jennifer Roberts-Smith. Drama Program, University of Waterloo, 2014. 

Conference Presentations & Talks

Radzikowska, Milena, Stan Ruecker, and Jennifer Roberts-Smith. “Forget to Clean Up When You’re Done.” Design Research Society (DRS) Learn X Design 2019: Fifth International Conference for Design Education Researchers. Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, July 9-12, 2019.

Ruecker, Stan, Milena Radzikowska, and Jennifer Roberts-Smith. “A Critical Feminist Critique of Design Thinking.” Design Decoded: Design Thinking as the New Commodity. MARA University of Technology. Sungai Petani, Malaysia, June 19-20, 2019. 

MacDonald, Shana, Milena Radzikowska, Jennifer Roberts-Smith, Stan Ruecker, and Brianna Wiens. “Materializing the Digital: Feminist Spaces for Young Audiences’ Agency in Digitally Mediated Environments.” CSDH/DSCN. University of British Columbia. Vancouver, June 2-4, 2019. 

MacDonald, Shana, and Jennifer Roberts-Smith “I Can Do That: The Multi-modal, Durational Vibrancy of Theatrical Matter.”  Société québécoise d’études théâtrales: Theatre and New Materialisms. Université de Montréal. Montréal, Canada. May 27-29, 2019. 

MacDonald, Shana, Milena Radzikowska, Jennifer Roberts-Smith, Stan Ruecker, and Brianna Wiens. “The qcollaborative: a critical feminist design research approach to exploring performance and technology in public practice.” Mediating Performance Experiences: Cultures and Technologies in Conversation. University of Ottawa, April 25 – 27, 2019. Peer-reviewed curated panel. 

MacDonald, Shana, Milena Radzikowska, Jennifer Roberts-Smith, Stan Ruecker, and Brianna Wiens. “Learning to Practice Critical Feminist Design Research in the qcollaborative.” W3 Represents: A Research Symposium. University of Waterloo. 20 February 2018. Peer-reviewed panel.