Jessie Beier

Former Graduate Research Assistant; PhD Student, Secondary Education, University of Alberta

Jessie Beier is an Edmonton-based teacher, artist, writer, and conjurer of strange pedagogies for uncertain futures. Jessie is a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow and Izaak Walton Killam Scholar currently completing her PhD at the University of Alberta, where she is an instructor in the Department of Secondary Education. Beier’s current PhD research—Teaching at the End of the World—investigates how education systems produce resources for thinking about *the future* in light of the various impasses facing both students and teachers today (including threats of ecological catastrophe, economic instability, and the global rise of fascism). This project will include a series of creative theory-fictions and science fiction vignettes that will fabulate alternative speculations on how pedagogical life might be thought beyond the ‘what-already-is.’ Jessie is also a contributor to the Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory (University of Alberta).