I am a Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Faculty of Education at Western University in Ontario, Canada. My current research, within the Common World Childhoods Research Collective, traces the common world relations of children with places, materials, and other species.

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 a co-editor of the open access Journal of Childhood Studies and the Bloomsbury book series Feminist Thought in Childhood Research.  

I am also an affiliated researcher of the The Seed Box project at Linköping University, Sweden.  


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.