Distinguished Speaker Series returns

The Faculty of Education is pleased to welcome Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, professor of Early Childhood Education at Western University in Ontario as their first guest in the Faculty’s Distinguished Speaker Series for 2017.

Pacini-Ketchabaw will draw on her current research within the Common World Childhoods Research Collective, and will speak to the need to unsettle the dominance of EuroWestern knowledges in her presentation: “Common World Childhoods: Children’s Entangled Relations with the More-than-Human”.

She reimagines what might be possible in early childhood education at a time of ecological crisis. As Donald Trump begins to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States, Professor Pacini-Ketchabaw’s talk is particularly timely.

The talk will take place on Thursday, February 9, in room WH 202 from 12-2 p.m.

About Pacini-Ketchabaw: Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw is a Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Faculty of Education at Western University in Ontario, Canada. Her research explores conceptual and methodological framings that open up new modes of thinking and being in the world. Recent publications include Encounters with Materials in Early Childhood Education (Routledge, 2017), and Unsettling the Colonial Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education (Routledge, 2015).  She is currently working, with her colleague Affrica Taylor, on a book entitled Children and Animals: Common World Ethics for Entangled Lives (Routledge) that experiments with multispecies ethnographies and multi-sensory and affect-focused methods to respond to colonial and ecological legacies.  She is a co-editor of the open access Journal of Childhood Studies and the Bloomsbury book series, Feminist Thought in Childhood Research.

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