jessie beier

Assistant Professor, Concordia University (Montreal)

Dr. jessie beier (BEd, MEd, PhD) is a teacher, artist, researcher, philosopher and conjurer of weird pedagogies for unthought futures. Working at the intersection of art, philosophy and pedagogy, jessie’s research-creation practice aims to mutate and upend dominant visions of educational futurity so as to speculate otherwise on pedagogical possibility in an era of ecocatastrophe. As an artist-researcher, jessie has presented her work — through exhibitions, public workshops and conferences/symposia —  both locally and inter/nationally and has been involved in numerous interdisciplinary research-creation projects including Landscape of Hate/Hope (Concordia University), Speculative Energy Futures (University of Alberta), Just Powers (University of Alberta) and the Research-­Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory (University of Alberta). She is the author of the forthcoming book Pedagogy at the End of the World: Weird Pedagogies for Unthought Educational Futures (2023) and co-editor of two collections: Sound Research for Troubling Times: Hope in Crisis (with Owen Chapman, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2024) and Ahuman Pedagogy: Multidisciplinary Perspectives for Education in the Anthropocene (with jan jagodzinski, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022). jessie’s teaching and research interests include pedagogy and educational philosophy; environmental feminisms, queer futurity and (xeno)feminist theory; energy (in)humanities; extinction studies; and ecological praxis in light of the (so-called) Anthropocene.