Posthumanism: A Desire for a New Humanity


  • Kay Sidebottom Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Carol Lee University of Ottawa
  • Nikki Fairchild University of Portsmouth



Call for Submissions for the Summer, 2022 issue of Cultural and Pedagogical Enquiry for the Special Issue: Posthumanism: A Desire for a New Humanity with Guest Editors Kay Sidebottom, Carol Lee, and Nikki Fairchild.

Author Biographies

Kay Sidebottom, Leeds Beckett University, UK

Kay joined the Leeds Beckett University in January 2019 as a Lecturer in Education and Childhood. Her specialism is teacher education (lifelong learning) and her background is in community and futher education, where she has taught a range of subjects. Her current area of focus is the application of critical posthuman theory in teaching and learning. She is currently researching the ways in which educators can work with posthuman thinking in order to reimagine education for the 21st century and beyond.

Carol Lee, University of Ottawa

Carol Lee is a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa which is located on unceded Anishinaabe territory. Her SSHRC- and OGS-funded doctoral research looks at collaborative youth story-making as an instrument of reconciliation. She publishes regularly in Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry, where she has been a Guest Editor. She is currently an Assistant Editor with the Journal for the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (JCACS). She has been the Editor-In-Chief (English) of the University of Ottawa’s education JOURNAL de l’éducation, a graduate student journal for the Faculty of Education, and the Editor-In-Chief of the University of Ottawa’s Jean Paul Dionne Symposium (JPDS) Proceedings, a Faculty of Education graduate student journal for select JPDS conference papers.

Nikki Fairchild, University of Portsmouth

Dr. Nikki Fairchild is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Head (Research and Innovation) in the School of Education and Sociology at the University of Portsmouth (UK). Her research interests include post-humanist and new materialism feminist theorizing which have been employed to articulate more-than-human subjectivities in the Early Years. Her PhD thesis explored more-than-human subjectivities with Early Years Teachers and explored the ways in which these are linked to a fluid and distributed understanding of their professional identity.