I am a Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Faculty of Education at Western University in Ontario, Canada. 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 current research, within the Common World Childhoods Research Collective, traces the common world relations of children with places, materials, and other species. I direct two SSHRC-funded projects:
- SSHRC Insight - Transforming Waste Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education
SSHRC PDG - Exploring Climate Change Pedagogies with Children
I have published on a diversity of topics relating to early childhood, including Encounters with Materials in Early Childhood Education (Routledge, 2017), Unsettling the Colonial Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education (Routledge, 2015), 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 working, with my colleague Affrica Taylor, on a book entitled Children and Animals: Common World Ethics for Entangled Lives (Routledge).
I am also an affiliated researcher of the The Seed Box project at Linköping University, Sweden.