Interview with Mindy Blaise and Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw

  • Mindy BlaiseEmail author
  • Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw
  • Claudia Diaz-Diaz
  • Paulina Semenec
Part of the Children: Global Posthumanist Perspectives and Materialist Theories book series (CGPPMT)


This interview was conducted in the collaborative spirit in which Mindy Blaise and Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw work. At the time, Veronica was in Australia with Mindy, doing what they call “Bush Salons” in Wee Jasper, Australia—a project that has become an integral component of the Common Worlds Research Collective. We were inspired by this conversation because it highlighted for us a deep commitment to the importance of feminist collaboration and collective action in research. It was also a great example for us of how collective research can be made possible within a culture of neoliberal university settings—where individual research is highly prioritized and rewarded.

Further Reading

  1. Blaise, M. (2015). Fabricated childhoods: Uncanny encounters with the more-than-human. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 37(5), 617–626.Google Scholar
  2. Blaise, M., Hamm, C., & Iorio, J. (2016). Modest witness(ing) and lively stories: Paying attention to matters of concern in early childhood. Pedagogy, Culture, and Society, 25(1), 31–42.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Pacini-Ketchabaw, V., & Taylor, A. (2016). Common world childhoods. Oxford Bibliographies in childhood studies.Google Scholar
  4. Pacini-Ketchabaw, V., Taylor, A., & Blaise, M. (2016). Decentering the human in multispecies ethnography. In C. Taylor & C. Hughes (Eds.), Posthuman Research Practices (pp. 149–167). Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mindy Blaise
    • 1
    Email author
  • Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw
    • 2
  • Claudia Diaz-Diaz
    • 3
  • Paulina Semenec
    • 3
  1. 1.Edith Cowan UniversityJoondalupAustralia
  2. 2.Western UniversityLondonCanada
  3. 3.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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