Our Contributors

Bruce Haynes

Bruce Haynes, FPESA, FPE, is retired after 34 years in teacher education and 50 years of PESA membership. He is founding member, a past president and fellow of PESA, and been always been active member. PESA honours him and Felicity by holding a named lecture at conference. His 2009 papers, in the Educational Philosophy and Theory special issue, Celebration of PESA 40 years, include Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia: The official record, and PESA and I: A long engagement, tells us a lot more about his own contribution.


Carl Mika

Carl Mika is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Global Studies in Education at the University of Waikato, Aotearoa/New Zealand. His iwi affiliations are Tuhourangi and Ngati Whanaunga. With a background in law, indigenous studies and Māori studies, Carl has developed a knowledge base in Western philosophy (especially metaphysics, existentialism and phenomenology). His current research interests are the representation of philosophy as political act for indigenous peoples, and indigenous philosophical theorising generally. He co-convenes the PESA Indigenous Philosophy Group and is Associate Editor of Online Journal of World Philosophies.


Colin Lankshear

Colin Lankshear is an independent educational researcher, writer, and teacher based in México and an adjunct professor at Mount Saint Vincent University (Canada). His research and writing mostly draw on a sociocultural approach to understanding literacy practices that are mediated by new technologies.


David R. Cole

David R. Cole is an Associate Professor in Education at Western Sydney University, Australia, and the founder of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research into the Anthropocene. He researches in the inter-linked areas of globalisation, critical thinking, literacies, the philosophy of education, and the work of Gilles Deleuze.


Elizabeth M. Gresson

Elizabeth Gresson (formerly Grierson) is an academic and lawyer with PhD in Education and Juris Doctor in Law. After ten years at AUT, in 2005 she moved to Australia as Dean of Art at RMIT University Melbourne, retiring as Emeritus Professor in 2015. In 2016, she returned to New Zealand, married her long-time partner Nicholas L. Gresson, changing her name from Grierson to Gresson. She diversified from education to law and now practices as a barrister at Vulcan Chambers, Auckland and a consultant in education. She continues to contribute to scholarly research and publications with a focus on critical perspectives in law, education and aesthetics. Education http://elizabethgrierson.com / Law www.gressonlaw.com


Hao Liu

Hao Liu is a PhD student in the Faculty of Education at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, where he is undertaking research on internationalisation of higher education.


Jennifer Bleazby

Jennifer Bleazby is senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia. Prior to taking up her position at Monash University, she worked as a philosophy, history, humanities and media studies teacher in both government and independent secondary schools. Her main areas of research are philosophy of education; philosophy for children; ethics and religion in schools; children’s rights; curriculum theory; feminist philosophy; and pragmatism, especially the philosophy of John Dewey.


Joff Bradley

Joff P. N. Bradley is Professor of English in the Faculty of Foreign Languages at Teikyo University in Tokyo, Japan and visiting professor at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, India and visiting research fellow at Kyung Hee University is Seoul, South Korea.


Liz Jackson

Liz Jackson is Associate Professor of Education and the Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre at Hong Kong University and is PESA President. Liz is an editor for New Directions in the Philosophy of Education Educational Philosophy and Theory: Editor’s Choice, and Deputy Editor for Educational Philosophy and Theory. She has written, Muslims and Islam In US Education: Reconsidering Multiculturalism; and Questioning Allegiance: Resituating Civic Education.


Marek Tesar

Marek Tesar , Associate Professor and Associate Dean International at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, is a deputy editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory, and for Access: Contemporary Issues in  Education, and a member of PESA Executive. His research is focused on philosophical methods, childhood studies and early childhood education, the construction of childhoods, notions of place/space, and methodological and philosophical thinking around ontologies and the ethics of researching these notions.


Michael A. Peters

Michael A. Peters (FRSNZ)  is a New Zealander and is currently Distinguished Professor at Beijing Normal University, and Emeritus Professor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has established and edited many journals and written prodigiously.


Nesta Devine

Nesta Devine is a Professor of Education at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) New Zealand. Her work spans education policy and theory, prison education, Pasifika teachers and school exclusion. It aims to disrupt the structures and pedagogical assumptions that can lead to inequities for different groups of learners in Aotearoa/New Zealand. She is the former president of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) and Associate Editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory (EPAT).


Petar Jandrić

Petar Jandrić is Professor at the Zagreb University of Applied Sciences, Croatia, and Visiting Professor at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He is Editor-in-Chief of Postdigital Science and Education journal and book series. His research focuses on the intersections between critical pedagogy and information and communication technologies.


Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren is Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, USA.


Sharon Rider

Sharon Rider is Professor of Philosophy at Uppsala University, Sweden, specializing on the cultural conditions for knowledge and rational agency. She was Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts 2008-2014, and is currently Deputy Director of the Swedish Research Council-funded Engaging VulnerabilityProgram. Rider is on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Swedish International Cooperation Agency, and a member of the The Royal Society of Humanities at Uppsala. In 2015, she was the first recipient of the HumTank award for significant contribution to the humanities.


Tina Besley

Tina Besley is a Distinguished Professor, Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University, P.R. China. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, fellow of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, and The Association for Visual Pedagogies; deputy editor of  Educational Philosophy and Theory, and the Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy. She is PESA Past President and Founding President of the Association for Visual Pedagogies. A recent book is  Post-Truth, Fake News: Viral Modernity in Higher Education (2019).