Chloƫ Brushwood Rose

Associate Professor

PhD - York University, Toronto; MA - OISE/University of Toronto

Location(s) / Contact Info:

209, Winters College - WC
Keele Campus
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext. 88794


Website: Personal Website; Digital Stories of Coming to Learn; Land/Slide: Possible Futures


Chloë Brushwood Rose is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University. Her current research examines questions of subjectivity, self-representation, and social difference in the context of community-based media pedagogies with a particular emphasis on theories of aesthetic experience and psychoanalytic theories of learning. Her work is informed by an on-going interest in feminist and queer theory, and contemporary art.

Her scholarly work has appeared in several journal publications, including the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Visual StudiesChanging EnglishInternational Journal of Leadership in Education, and Gender and Education. She is co-author of Policy Unplugged: Dis/connections between Technology Policy and Practice in Canadian Schools (McGill-Queens University Press, 2007).

Chloë has a series of photographs published in the award-winning book Boys Like Her: Transfictions (Press Gang, 1998) and is co-editor of two anthologies on queer culture: the Lambda short-listed Brazen Femme: Queering Femininity (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2002) and the winner of a Golden Crown Literary Society Award, And Baby Makes More: Known Donors, Queer Parents, and Our Unexpected Families (Insomniac Press, 2010).

Selected Publications

  • Brushwood Rose, C. & B. Low (2014). Exploring the 'craftedness' of multimedia narratives: From creation to interpretation. Visual Studies, 29 (1), 30-39.
  • Brushwood Rose, C. & C.A. Granger (2013). Unexpected self-expression and the limits of narrative inquiry: Exploring the implications of unconscious dynamics in a community-based digital storytelling workshop. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 26 (2), 216-237.
  • Low, B., C. Brushwood Rose, P. Salvio & L. Palacios (2012). (Re)framing the scholarship on participatory video: From celebration to critical engagement. In E.J. Milne, C. Mitchell, & N. de Lange (Eds.), Handbook of Participatory Video (pp. 49-64). Altamira/Rowan & Littlefield
  • Brushwood Rose, C. (2009). The (Im)possibilities of Self Representation: Exploring the limits of storytelling in the digital stories of women and girls. Changing English, 16 (2).
  • Pitt, A. & C. Brushwood Rose (2007). The significance of emotions in teaching and learning: On making emotional significance. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 10 (4).
  • Brushwood Rose, C. (2006). Virtual curriculum: Digital games as technologies of aesthetic experience and potential spaces. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, 4 (1).

Research Projects

Community-Based Media Pedagogy and Production in a Globalized World: Documenting Transnational and Transitional Subjects, Self-Representations, and Spaces

Role: Co-Investigator

Year Funded: 2009

Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Land/Slide: An Exhibition on Possible Futures

Role: Co-Investigator

Year Funded: 2011

Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Professional Affiliations

  • PUBLIC : Member of Editorial Collective

York University Affiliations/Cross Appointments

  • Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought
  • Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies