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.

She is most recetly the co-author of Community-based Media Pedagogies: Relational Approaches to Listening in the Commons (Routledge, 2016). Her scholarly work has appeared in several journal publications, including the Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society; Qualitative Studies in Education; Visual Studies; Changing English; International Journal of Leadership in Education; and, Gender and Education. Chloë is co-editor of several anthologies, including 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).

Faculty & School/Dept

  • Faculty of Education -

Selected Publications

  • Brushwood Rose, C. (2016). The subjective spaces of social engagement: Cultivating creative living through community-based digital storytelling. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, 21. doi:10.1057/pcs.2015.56.
  • 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. (2014). The intimate relations of sustainability: Pedagogical encounters and public art at the Land|Slide: Possible Futures exhibition Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, 1 (3).
  • 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)

York University Affiliations/Cross Appointments

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