Barrett, M.J. (2009). Beyond Human-Nature-Spirit Boundaries: Researching with Animate EARTH. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan. Available at

Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Harmin, M., Barrett, M.J., Hoessler, C. (Dec. 2016, published online). Stretching the Boundaries of Transformative Sustainability Learning: On the Importance of Decolonizing Ways of Knowing and Relations with the More-than-Human. Environmental Education Research. 
  • Barrett, M.J., Harmin, M. Maracle, K. B., Patterson, M., Thomson, C., Flowers, M., Bors, B. (2017). Shifting Relations with the More-than-Human: Six Threshold Concepts for Transformative Sustainability Learning. Environmental Education Research. 23(1), 131-143.
  • Barrett, M.J., Harmin, M., Maracle, K.B., Thomson, C. (2015). Expanding the Toolbox: Epistemological Stretching and Ethical Engagement. In S. Basile, K. Gentelet, N. Gros-Louis McHugh (Eds). Toolbox of Research Principles in an Aboriginal Context. Flagship publiscation of Indigenous Peoples and Governance project, the First Nations of Québec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission, and the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
  • Whitehouse, H., Watkin-Lui, F., Sellwood, J., Barrett, M.J., Chigeza, P. (2014). Sea Country: Navigating Indigenous and colonial ontologies in Australian environmental education. Environmental Education Research, 20(1), 56-69. Reprinted in Place in Research: Theory, Methodology, and Methods.
  • Barrett, M.J., Thomson, C., Patterson, C. Maracle, K.B., Harmin, M., Bors, K., Sosa-Alcaraz, M., Flowers, M. (under revision). Epistemological Stretching for a Relational Ontology: Learning from Students' Stories. Journal of Environmental Education.
  • Lovrod, M., Barrett, M.J., Miskevski, J, & Naytowhow, J. (submitted). Love and Speciesism: Encouraging Biophilia through Ethical Interspecies Relations. Hypatia. 
  • Barrett, M.J. (2013). A hybrid space: Epistemological diversity in socio-ecological problem-solving. Policy Sciences, 46(2), 179-197.
  • Barrett, M.J. (2013). Researching through porosity: An animist research methodology. G. Harvey (Ed.). Handbook of contemporary animism.Durham, UK: Acumen Publishing, 20(1), 56-69.
  • Flowers, M., Lipsett, L., Barrett, M.J. (2014). Animism, creativity and a tree: Shifting into nature connection through attention to subtle energies and contemplative art practice. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 19, 111-126. 
  • Barrett, M.J., (2014). Responding to environmental crises through multi-media hypertext. In P. Hart, A. Reid, C. Russell & M. Peters, (Eds.), Companion to research in education (pp. 569-574). New York:  Springer.
  • Kovach, M., Carriere, J., Montgomery, H., Barrett, M.J., Gilles, C. (2013). Stories of diverse identity locations in Indigenous research.
    International Review of Qualitative Research, 6(4), 487-509. 
  • Barrett, M.J& Wuetherick, B. (2012). Intuition and animism as bridging concepts to Indigenous knowledges in environmental decision-making.Transformative Dialogues, 6(1).
  • Barrett, M.J. (2012). Teaching for epistemological difference: Decentring norms in environmental studies. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 5, pp. 103-108.
  • Barrett, M.J. (2011). Doing animist research in Academia: A methodological framework. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 16, 123-141.
  • Barrett, M.J. (2007). Homework and fieldwork: Investigations into the rhetoric-reality gap in environmental research and pedagogy. Environmental Education Research, 13(2), 209-223. 
  • Barrett, M.J. (2007). Participatory pedagogy in environmental education: Reproduction or disruption? In A. Reid, J. Nikel, B. B. Jensen & V. Simovska (Eds.), Critical international perspectives on participation in environmental and health education. Copenhagen: Danish University Press.
  • Barrett, M.J. (2007). to speak.... Cover Artwork/poetry/artist statement. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 12, pp. 183-184.
  • Barrett, M.J. (2006). Education for the environment: Action competence, becoming, and story. Environmental Education Research, 12(3-4), 503-512.
  • Barrett, M.J., & Sutter, G. (2006). A youth forum on sustainability meets the Human Factor Gallery: Stretching science teachers, students and museums. Canadian Journal of Science, Math and Technology Education, 6(1), 9-24.
  • Barrett, M.J. (2005). Making (some) sense of feminist poststructuralism in environmental education research and practice. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 10,62-78.
  • Barrett, M.J., Hart, P., Nolan, K., & Sammel, A. (2005). Challenges in implementing action-oriented sustainability education. Handbook of Sustainability Research (pp. 505-534). New York: Peter Lang.

Multimedia Doctoral Dissertation: Barrett, M.J. (2009). Beyond Human-Nature-Spirit Boundaries: Researching With Animate EARTH. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan. Available at