Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

New & Forthcoming Titles | Children: Global Posthumanist Perspectives and Materialist Theories (About the Editor)

Children: Global Posthumanist Perspectives and Materialist Theories

Children: Global Posthumanist Perspectives and Materialist Theories

Series Editors: Malone, Karen, Tesar, Marek, Arndt, Sonja

ISSN: 2523-3408

Dr. Karen Malone is a Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Childhood Studies, in the School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia. She is an international author and researched expert in ecological education, urban ecologies, environmental sustainability, childhoods studies, postqualitative research and posthuman theoretical perspectives. Malone has been Chief Investigator in 43 funded research grants. Spanning over 25 years her predominantly United Nations funded research with thousands of children and families in geographically diverse and damaged urban locations across the globe has resulted in 11 books, and over 100 peer reviewed articles. She won the prestigious Australian Planning Institute of Australia Presidential award for best urban planning project of the year in 2013 for Dapto Dreaming, a project where school children designed with Stockland urban developers a new greenfield community.  She received a Presidential award in 2014 for outstanding service to country by Kazakhstan President, Nursultan Nazarbayev for the political and cultural impact of this work. She directs two international research projects Environmental Sustainability Education in the Anthropocene www.environmentalsustainabilityanthropocene.com and Children in the Anthropocene www.childrenintheanthropocene.com.

Dr Marek Tesar is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean International, and Academic Head at the Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland. His expertise is in early childhood education and childhood studies in both New Zealand as well as in cross-country contexts. His work focuses on educational policy, philosophy, pedagogy, methodology and curriculum, and draws on his background as a qualified teacher as well as his extensive knowledge of international education systems. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications. His scholarly work has received numerous prestigious national and international awards and accolades. As of 2021, he is President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA), and currently chairs the Steering Committee of the Reconceptualising Early Childhood Education society (RECE).

Dr. Sonja Arndt is a lecturer at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) at the University of Melbourne. Her teaching and research are focused on reconceptualising understandings of young children and childhoods within and as part of their local and global worlds. Sonja's research explores subject formations, Otherness and identity constructions as ongoing and often unknowable, through philosophical lenses, recognising that these processes are ongoing, never complete. She is a key member of the development team of the innovative and award-winning Graduate Diploma in early childhood at MGSE, and coordinates the placements programme for the Master of Teaching. Sonja publishes widely in the fields of philosophy in and of education, interculturality in early childhood education, teacher Otherness and childhood studies. She is the current Vice President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA), Chair of the Foucault and Contemporary Theory in Education SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Deputy Editor of the journal Policy Futures in Education, and Associate Editor of the journal Educational Philosophy and Theory. As a co-founding editor of this book series, Sonja is excited at the innovations of thought emerging in the books the series publishes and potential they offer for the future, for children, and for the world.

 

Editorial board

Professor Gail Boldt, Penn State, USA

Associate Professor Iris Duhn, Monash University, Australia

Professor Hillevi Lenz-Taguchi, University of Stockholm, Sweden

Associate Professor Linda Knight, RMIT University, Australia

Professor Walter Kohan, Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil

Professor Peter Kraftl, University of Birmingham, UK

Dr. Casey Meyers, Kent State University, USA

Senior Research Fellow Pauliina Rautio, University of Oulu, Finland

Associate Professor Tracy Skelton, National University of Singapore, Singapore