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Helena Pedersen

Senior lecturer

Helena Pedersen
Senior lecturer
helena.pedersen@gu.se
+46 31 786 2063

Room number: B4 451b
Postal Address: Box 300, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 15 , 41120 Göteborg


Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies (More Information)
Box 300
405 30 Göteborg
www.idpp.gu.se
idpp@gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 2244
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 15 , 411 20 Göteborg

About Helena Pedersen

I am affiliated with the research area Education for Sustainable Development at the Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies. My research field is critical animal studies and critical animal pedagogy: I focus on human-animal relations as an area of critical inquiry in education research. I am interested in how the education system forms its human and nonhuman subjects, and how animals figure in the production, mediation, and dissemination of knowledge more generally. My research also investigates the ways in which education, pedagogy and learning is transformed both in interplay and in conflict with the specific questions evoked by a critical approach to human-animal relations. Through posthumanist theories I explore how the dynamics, affects, materialities and institutions of animal use intra-act in and through the daily activities of the school. I critically analyze power relations between students, teachers, animals, and the education system as such, but also how tensions and instabilities in these power relations may produce effects that work in indeterminate directions.

I am also interested in posthumanist theory and method development in, primarily, the field of education research, working with a repertoire of posthumanist approaches such as zooethnography, feminist materialism, affect theory, and schizoanalysis. My new book, Schizoanalysis and Animal Science Education, will be published by Bloomsbury in 2019: www.bloomsbury.com/uk/schizoanalysis-and-animal-science-education-9781350061842/

With support from GU's internal climate fund, I am Co-founder of the cross-disciplinary network GU-CAS: Gothenburg University's Network for Critical Animal Studies in the Anthropocene.

With Vasile Stănescu (Mercer University), I am Co-editor of the book series Critical Animal Studies (Brill). 

Major publications

Critical Animal Pedagogies: Re-learning our Relations with Animal Others
Karin Gunnarsson Dinker, Helena Pedersen
The Palgrave International Handbook of Alternative Education, Eds.: H.E. Lees and N. Noddings, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

Follow the Judas sheep: Materializing Post-Qualitative Methodology in Zooethnographic Space
Helena Pedersen
QSE. International journal of qualitative studies in education, 2013

Latest publications

Animal Advocacy and Environmentalism: Understanding and bridging the divide
Helena Pedersen
Environmental Education Research, Book review 2020
Book review

Critical Animal Pedagogy: Explorations Toward Reflective Practice
Karin Gunnarsson Dinker, Helena Pedersen
Education for Total Liberation: Critical Animal Pedagogy and Teaching Against Speciesism, New York, Peter Lang, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Introducing Critical Animal Pedagogies in Higher Education
Helena Pedersen, Jonna Håkansson, Arjen E.J. Wals
Vetenskaplighet i högre utbildning: Erfarenheter från lärarutbildning. Franck, O. (red.), Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Educación en el complejo animal-industrial
Helena Pedersen
Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Críticos Animales, Other 2019
Other

Educational epistemologies and methods in a more-than-human world
Helena Pedersen, Barbara Pini
Educational Philosophy and Theory, Editorial letter 2017
Editorial letter

Educational Epistemologies and Methods in a More-than-Human World
Helena Pedersen, Barbara Pini
Educational Philosophy and Theory, Journal issue 2017
Journal issue

Varufetischism och strukturellt våld
Helena Pedersen
Fronesis, Editorial letter 2017
Editorial letter

Major publications

Critical Animal Pedagogies: Re-learning our Relations with Animal Others
Karin Gunnarsson Dinker, Helena Pedersen
The Palgrave International Handbook of Alternative Education, Eds.: H.E. Lees and N. Noddings, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

Follow the Judas sheep: Materializing Post-Qualitative Methodology in Zooethnographic Space
Helena Pedersen
QSE. International journal of qualitative studies in education, 2013

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2009

I naturens teater
Helena Pedersen
Utställningsestetiskt Forum, Book review 2009
Book review

Interspecies Education for Humans, Animals, and the Earth
Julie Andrzejewski, Helena Pedersen, Freeman Wicklund
Social Justice, Peace, and Environmental Education: Transformative Standards, Eds.: J. Andrzejewski, M.P. Baltodano, and L. Symcox, New York and London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2009
Chapter in book

2008

’We have to kill the animals so that they won’t die!’ Classroom discussions about hunting as a dimension of ESD
Helena Pedersen
Values and Democracy in Education for Sustainable Development, Ed.: J. Öhman, Malmö, Liber, Chapter in book 2008
Chapter in book

Learning to Measure the Value of Life? Animal experimentation, pedagogy, and (eco)feminist critique
Helena Pedersen
Global Harms. Ecological Crime and Speciesism, Ed.: R. Sollund, New York, Nova Science Publishers, Chapter in book 2008
Chapter in book

Djuren hjälper oss att förstå oss själva
Helena Pedersen
Svenska Dagbladet , Newspaper article 2008
Newspaper article

Djur konstrueras genom skolans språkbruk
Helena Pedersen
Stockholms Fria Tidning , Newspaper article 2008
Newspaper article

Art, artistic research and the animal question
Bryndis Snæbjørnsdóttir, Helena Pedersen
Art Monitor: A Journal of Artistic Research, Magazine article 2008
Magazine article

2007

The School and the Animal Other. An ethnography of human-animal relations in education
Helena Pedersen
Göteborg, Göteborg University, Doctoral thesis 2007
Doctoral thesis

Kronikk: Hva vi lærer om dyrene
Helena Pedersen
NOAHs Ark , Other 2007
Other

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