Chloë Brushwood Rose

Professor, Vice-Provost Teaching & Learning

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


Website: Digital Stories of Coming to Learn; Land/Slide: Possible Futures; Archive/Counter-archive


Chloë Brushwood Rose is a Professor in the Faculty of Education. Her research interests bridge several fields, including community-engaged visual research methods, media and arts-based education, and gender, feminist and queer studies. Chloë is also a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) working with children, adolescents and their families, affiliated with the Canadian Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.


She is the co-author of Community-based Media Pedagogies: Relational Approaches to Listening in the Commons (Routledge, 2016), and the co-editor of a recent special issue of the Journal of Teaching and Learning on the impacts of COVID-19 for children, youth and education. 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
        • Faculty of Graduate Studies, Education -

    Courses Taught

    • MA Seminar in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies (GS/GFWS 6907)

    Selected Publications

    • Brushwood Rose, C. & M. Bimm (2021). Children, schooling and COVID-19: What education can learn from existing research. Journal of Teaching and Learning, 15 (2), 3-20.
    • Brushwood Rose, C. (2019). Resistance as method: Unhappiness, group feeling, and the limits of participation in a digital storytelling workshop. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 32 (7), 857-871. doi:10.1080/09518398.2019.1609120.
    • Brushwood Rose, C. (2017). Making emotional and social significance: Digital storytelling and the cultivation of creative influence. In M. Dunford & T. Jenkins (Eds.), Digital Storytelling: Form and Content (pp. 185-202). London: Palgrave/MacMillan
    • 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.
    • Low, B., Brushwood Rose, C., & Salvio, P. (2016). Community-based Media Pedagogies: Relational Practices of Listening in the Commons. New York: Routledge
    • 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).

    Research Projects

    Archive counter archive: Activating Canada's moving image heritage

    Role: Co-Investigator

    Year Funded: 2018

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

    Archive/Counter-Archive is a project dedicated to activating and remediating audiovisual archives created by Indigenous, Inuit and Métis Peoples, the Black community and People of Colour, womxn, LGBT2Q+ and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories.