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Fikile Nxumalo

Fikile Nxumalo

I am an assistant professor of teacher education in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning at OISE, University of Toronto. My work is centered on environmental and place-attuned early childhood education that is situated within and responsive to children’s inheritances of settler colonialism, anti-blackness and environmental precarity. This scholarship is rooted in perspectives from Indigenous knowledges and Black feminist geographies, as well as the environmental humanities and sciences. My book, Decolonizing Place in Early Childhood Education (Routledge, 2019) examines the entanglements of place, environmental education, childhood, race, and settler colonialism in early learning contexts on unceded Coast Salish territories in British Columbia, Canada.

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