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MJ Barrett PhD Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Associate Member, Educational Foundations, College of Education

Kirk Hall, Room 333

Research Area(s)

  • Deepening animal-human understanding and relationships through intuitive interspecies communication (IIC)
  • Understanding and application of multi-species research methods
  • Engaging individuals in transformative sustainability education
  • Bridging knowledges through increased respect for Indigenous and other ways of knowing

Academic Credentials

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education, University of Regina
  • Master of Environmental Studies, York University
  • Bachelor of Education, Queen’s University (OEE)
  • Bachelor of History and Literature (Honours), Harvard University

Selected Publications

Barrett, M.J., Hinz, V., Wijngaarden, V., & Lovrod, M. (under review). ‘Speaking with’ Animal Others through Intuitive Interspecies Communication: New Directions in Multi-Species Methodologies. In Hovorka, A., VanPatter, L., McCubbin, S. (Eds.). A research agenda for animal geographies. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Barrett, M.J., Thomson, C., Patterson, M., Harmin, M., Bors, K., Sosa-Alcaraz, M., Flowers, M. (under development). Remembering and (Re)connecting: Stretching Towards a Relational Ontology.

Barrett, M.J., Alphonsus, K., Harmin, M., Epp, T., Hoessler, C., McIntyre, D., Reeder, B., & Singh, B. (2019). Learning for Transdisciplinary Leadership: Why Skilled Scholars Coming Together is Not Enough. Biosciences https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biz072

McInnis, A., Kincaid, A., Barrett, M.J. (2019). Strengthening Animal-Human Relationships as a Doorway to Indigenous Wellness. Ecopsychology. 11(3), 162-173. https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/pdf/10.1089/ECO.2019.0003

Barrett, M.J., Harmin, M., Maracle, B., Patterson, M., Thomson, C., Flowers, M., and Bors, K.  2017.  Shifting Relations with the More-than-Human: Six Threshold Concepts for Transformative Sustainability Learning.  Environmental Education Research, 23(1): 131-143.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2015.1121378