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Jessie Beier

Jessie Beier is an Edmonton-based teacher, artist, writer and conjurer of strange pedagogies for uncertain futures. Working at the intersection between speculative philosophy, artistic production, and radical pedagogy, Beier’s research-creation practice explores the potential for visual and sonic ecologies to mobilize a break from orthodox referents and habits of repetition, towards more eco-logical modes of thought. Beier is a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow and Izaak Walton Killam Scholar currently completing her PhD at the University of Alberta, where she also teaches as an undergraduate instructor in the Department of Secondary Education. She is also a contributor to the Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory (University of Alberta) and the Speculative Energy Futures Project (Future Energy Systems, University of Alberta).

Beier’s most recent publications include “Dispatch From the Future: Science Fictioning (in) the Anthropocene” (forthcoming in j. jagodzinski (Ed), Interrogating the Anthropocene: The Future in Question), “Beyond Belief: Visionary Cinema, Becoming Imperceptible and Pedagogical Resistance” (co-written with J. Wallin in C. Naughton, G. Biesta, & D.R. Cole (Eds.), Art, Artists and Pedagogy: Philosophy and the Arts in Education), and “The Future is Cancelled: From Melancholia to Belief” (in j. jagodzinksi (Ed.), The Precarious Future of Education: Risk and Uncertainty in Ecology, Curriculum, Learning, and Technology). For more information visit


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