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 and is currently serving as Vice-Provost Teaching & Learning. 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 working with children, adolescents and their families.

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 -

    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
    • 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. (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).

    Research Projects

    On our own terms: An oral history and archive of queer femme community and culture in Toronto, 1990-2000

    Role: Principal Investigator

    Year Funded: 2023

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

    This project responds to a notable absence of material on the experiences of queer femmes in existing LGBTQ2+ theories, histories and archives, by exploring queer femme cultural production and community-building in Toronto during the 1990s through oral history interviews, photographs, and other visual ephemera. We seek to better understand how the proliferation of organizing and cultural production by queer femmes in 90s Toronto has impacted the broader trajectory of LGBTQ2+ politics and culture, and informed significant developments in queer and gender theories over the last three decades, including an effort to articulate an experience of femme identity on its own terms.

    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.