Children’s relations with other species publications



Nxumalo, F. & Pacini-Ketchabaw, V. (in press). “Staying with the trouble” in child-insect-educator common worlds. Environmental Education Research.


Rautio, P., Hohti, R., Leinonen, R-M. & Tammi, T. (in press). Shitgulls and shops are nature: urban child-within-nature configurations. Special issue of Environmental Education Research, edited by Karen Malone, Iris Duhn and Marek Tesar.



Lloro-Bidart, T. & Russell, C.L. (in press). Learning science in aquariums and on whalewatching boats: The political deployment of other animals. In M. P. Mueller, D. J. Tippins, & A.J. Stewart (Eds.), Animals in science education. New York: Springer.


Lloro-Bidart, T. (2016). A feminist posthumanist political ecology of education for theorizing human-animal relations/relationships. Environmental Education Research. Published online:


Russell, J. (2016). “Everything has to die one day: children’s explorations of the meanings of death in human-animal-nature relationships.” Environmental Education Research.


Russell, J. (forthcoming). “I Remember Everything: Children, Companion Animals, and a Relational Pedagogy of Remembrance.” In M. DeMello (ed.), Mourning Animals: Rituals and practices surrounding animal death. Michigan State University Press.


Russell, J. (forthcoming). “Animal Narrativity: Engaging with Story in a More-than-Human World.” In J. Castricano and L. Corman (eds.), Animal Subjects II. Wilfred Laurier University Press.


Pacini-Ketchabaw, V., Taylor, A. & Blaise, M., (2016). De-centring the human in multispecies ethnographies. In C. Taylor & C. Hughes (Eds.) Posthuman Research Practices in Education. Houndmills, Basingstoke & Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.



Atkinson, K. (2015). Wasps-bees-mushrooms-children. Canadian Children, 40(2), 67-79.


Blaise, M. (2015). Fabricated childhoods: Uncanny encounters with the more-than-human. Special Issue: Monstrous Childhoods, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.


Bone, J. & Blaise, M. (2015). An uneasy assemblage: prisoners, animals, and asylum seeking children. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education, 16 (1) 18-31. DOI 10.1177/1463949114566754


Gannon, S. (2015). Saving squawk? Animal and human entanglement at the edge of the lagoon. Environmental Education Research. 


Karen Malone (2015).  Posthumanist Approaches to Theorising Children’s Human-Nature Relations. In K. Nairn et al. (eds.), Space, Place and Environment, Geographies of Children and Young People 3, DOI 10.1007/978-981-4585-90-3_14-1


Pacini-Ketchabaw, V., & Nxumalo, F. (2015). Unruly Raccoons and Troubled Educators: Nature/Culture Divides in a Childcare Centre.  Environmental Humanities, 7, 151-168.


Pacini-Ketchabaw, V. & Taylor, A. (2015) ‘Unsettling pedagogies through common world encounters: Grappling with (post)colonial legacies in Canadian forests and Australian bushlands’ in V. Pacini-Ketchabaw & A. Taylor (Eds.) Unsettling the Colonialist Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education, (pp.63-91), New York: Routledge.


Taylor, A., & Pacini-Ketchabaw, V. (2015). Learning with children, ants, and worms in the Anthropocene: Towards a common world pedagogy of multispecies vulnerability. Pedagogy, Culture and Society.



Lloro-Bidart, T. (2014). They call them ‘good-luck polka dots’: Disciplining bodies, bird biopower, and human-animal relationships at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Journal of Political Ecology, 21, 389-407.


Pacini-Ketchabaw, V., di Tomasso, L., & Nxumalo, F. (2014). Bear-child stories in late liberal colonialist spaces of childhood. Canadian Children, 38(3), 26-55.


Taylor, A. (2014) ‘Situated and Entangled Childhoods: Imagining and Materializing Children’s Common World Relations’ in M. Block, E. Blue Swadner & G. Canella (Eds). Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Care and Education: Critical Questions, New Imaginaries and Social Activism, New York, Peter Lang, pp.121-130.


Taylor, A. & Blaise, M. (2014) ‘Queer worlding childhood’, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 35 (3), pp. 377-392.


Taylor, A. (2014) ‘Settler children, kangaroos and the cultural politics of Australian national belonging’, Global Studies of Childhood, 4 (3), pp. 169-182. 



Russell, J. (2013). “Whose ‘Better’? (re)orientating a queer ecopedagogy.” Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 18, 11-26.


Taylor, A. (2013) ‘Caterpillar Childhoods. Engaging with the otherwise worlds of Central Australian Aboriginal children’, Global Studies of Childhood, 3, (4), pp.366-379.


Taylor, A., Blaise, M. & Giugni, M. (2013) ‘Haraway’s “bag lady story-telling”: Relocating childhood and learning within a ‘post-human landscape’. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 34 (1), pp. 48-62. 



Pacini-Ketchabaw, V. (2012). Postcolonial entanglements: Unruling stories. Child & Youth Services, 33, 313-316.


Taylor, A., Pacini-Ketchabaw, V. & Blaise, M. (Eds.) (2012) ‘Children’s Relations with the More-than-Human World’, Special Issue, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 13 (2). 


Keynote Lectures


Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw

July 2015

Aukland University, New Zealand

Early Childhood Seminar Series