BA, MA, PhD Candidate
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
Early Childhood Care & Education
Cedar Building, room CE 380G
PhD Candidate, Curriculum Studies, University of Western Ontario.
MA, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria, 2017.
BA, Child and Youth Care Studies, Douglas College, 2015.
Diploma, Early Childhood Education, Douglas College, 2012.
Alex Berry (MA, University of Victoria, 2017) is a research associate in the area of childhood studies. Her current research focuses on the liveliness of waste materials in early childhood spaces. Rethinking the position of the human amid the waste crisis of the 21st century, her research is interested in collective studio processes which think closely with waste materials. Centering the studio (or atelier) as a site for research and curricula making, she is interested in how collaborative artistic processes may propose new ways of relating with waste across different and incommensurable socio-geographic places.
Berry currently works as a pedagogical facilitator in Ecuador.
My research is situated at the intersection of early childhood studies, feminist environmental humanities and the arts. I am interested in the studio as a space of transformation, where pedagogy might be reconfigured as improvisational, situated and consequential in the ongoing formation of subjectivities. Through collective studio processes, my research aims to pay attention to material and symbolic manifestations of ongoing colonial legacies that children inherit via developmentalism. As such, my research and teaching are committed to creating conditions where early childhood educators may rethink, respond and reinvent pedagogies that better respond to childrens complex, and contradictory, relations with the places in which they live.