I am a Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Faculty of Education at Western University in Ontario, Canada, and the co-director of the Ontario Provincial Centre of Excellence in Early Years and Child Care and the British Columbia Early Childhood Pedagogies Network. Prior to joining Western University, I was a Professor at the School of Child & Youth Care at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, where I now serve as Adjunct Professor.
My writing and research contribute to the Common World Childhoods Research Collective (tracing children's relations with places, materials, and other species), and the Early Childhood Pedagogies Collaboratory (experimenting with the contours, conditions, and complexities of 21st century pedagogies).
I am currently the principal investigator of the SSHRC Insight Grant Transforming Waste Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education, and the SSHRC Partnership Development Grant Exploring Climate Change Pedagogies with Children.
I am the author/co-author of more than 40 peer reviewed articles, and six books including The Common Worlds of Children and Animals: Relational Ethics for Entangled Lives (Routledge, 2018), Encounters with Materials in Early Childhood Education (Routledge, 2017), Unsettling the Colonial Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education (Routledge, 2015), Youth Work, Early Education, and Psychology: Liminal Encounters (Palgrave, 2016), Journeys: Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Practices (University of Toronto Press, 2014), and Flows, Rhythms, and Intensities of Early Childhood Education Curriculum (Peter Lang, 2010).
I am currently recruiting graduate students who are keen to work and study as part of the Common Worlds Research Collective and the Early Childhood Pedagogies Collaboratory. I welcome students who speak Spanish and are interested in Latin American projects.