Cellphilm production as posthuman research method to explore injustice with queer youth in New Brunswick, Canada

  • Casey Burkholder
  • Amelia Thorpe

Abstract

Posthuman research methodologies center nonhuman actors and spaces. In this paper, we argue that technological mediation is a key component in a move toward the exploration of posthuman subjectivity in research and the restructuring of dominant understandings of gender and sexualized difference. Drawing on a cellphilm (cellphone + film production) based project with queer, trans, and non-binary youth in New Brunswick, Canada, we seek to center queer stories and experiences to speak back to their erasures in school spaces and landscapes. We argue that in researching with queer, trans, and non-binary youth in the Anthropocene, cellphilm method offers us the opportunity to think critically and creatively about environments, inclusions, and queering environmental futures (Lebel, 2019) within schooling structures.

Published
2019-12-30
How to Cite
Burkholder, C., & Thorpe, A. (2019). Cellphilm production as posthuman research method to explore injustice with queer youth in New Brunswick, Canada. Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology, 10(2-3), 292-309. https://doi.org/10.7577/rerm.3680