Publications & Presentations



Diaz-Diaz, C. & Semenec, P. (2020). Posthumanist and new materialist methodologies: Research after the child. Springer.

Book Chapters

Semenec, P. (2021). Earthworks in the playground: Cultivating an “arts of attentiveness” with children’s (art)making practices. In, Park, H. & Schulte, C. (Eds)., Thinking and doing art with young children. Routledge.

Semenec, P. (2020). Becoming “unruly”? Tracing the flows of children and materials in a primary school classroom. In, Mustola, M., Alasuutari, M., & Rutanen, N. (Eds)., Materialities in Childhood: Body (p. 13-24). Relations and Space. Routledge.

Journal articles

Semenec, P. (2019). Writing In/ter/rup/tions. Journal of Narrative Politics, 5(2), 86-90.

Semenec, P. (2019). Crop, zoom, delete: Experiments with children as photographers. Entanglements: Experiments in multimodal ethnography, 2(1), 22-27.

Diaz-Diaz, C., Semenec, P. & Moss, P. (2019). Editorial. Opening Debates and Contestation: OECD’s International Early Learning Study and the Testing of Children’s Learning Outcomes. Policy Futures in Education, 17(1), 1-10.

Slovin, L., & Semenec, P. (2019). Thinking/writing within and outside the IRB box. Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology, 10(1), 14-27. 

Semenec, P.  (2018). Encountering materials in early childhood education [Book Review]. New York: Routledge. Global Studies of Childhood, 8(2), 195-196.

Semenec, P. (2018). Re-imagining research with children through an engagement with contemporary art. Childhood, 25(1), 63-77.

Semenec, P. (2014). “Dwelling near” difficult conversations: Fostering engagements with White privilege and race in a “not so” color-blind society. The American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, 13(2), 15-16.


Loutzenheiser, L.W., Zumbo, B., Roberson, N., Semenec, P. (2018) School-based Wellbeing, Inclusion and Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit and Queer Children and Youth: A study of SOGI 12 3 pilot school boards. Vancouver, BC: BC Centre for Disease Control.


Diaz-Diaz, C., & Semenec, P. (April 2019). Roundtable Session. Disrupting narratives of children: Embodiment, materiality, and the “whole” child. The American Educational Studies Association. Toronto, Canada.

D’Onofrio, C., & Semenec, P. (June, 2018). Students as emerging artists in society. The 13th Annual Conference on the Arts in Society. Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Semenec, P. (April, 2018). Panel Session: Writing Intensions in Post-Qualitative Educational Research. AERA, New York, NY.

Semenec, P. (May, 2017). Panel Session. Auras of potentiality: A non-representational approach to research with children. International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, IL.

Semenec, P. (November, 2016). Panel Session. The enactment of social and emotional learning in schools. The American Educational Studies Association. Seattle, Washington.

Semenec, P. (May, 2014). Panel Session. School spaces: Exploring the “mundane” in educational research with youth. International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, IL.

Semenec, P. (May, 2014). Multi-Paper session. Constructing the ‘good’ student: Pedagogies of school spaces. CSSE. Brock University, St. Catherines, ON.

Semenec, P. (2014). Paper session. The school hallway: Pedagogical encounters in a transitional space. (Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference). The University of British Columbia, BC.

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