Karen MurrisKARIN MURRIS (PhD) is Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Oulu (Finland) and Emerita Professor of Pedagogy and Philosophy, University of Cape Town (South Africa). Grounded in academic philosophy, her main research interests are in philosophy of education, child studies, ethics, democratic postdevelopmental pedagogies, children’s literature and digital play. Karin has extensive experience of undertaking a wide range of funded research by national governments, charities, and industry, including The Post-Qualitative Research in Higher Education Collective; Children, Technology and Play and Decolonising Early Childhood Discourses: Critical Posthumanism in Higher Education.

Her monographs include: The Posthuman Child (2016), and (with Joanna Haynes) Literacies, Literature and Learning: Reading Classrooms Differently (2018), Picturebooks, Pedagogy and Philosophy (2012). She is editor of Navigating the Postqualitative, New Materialist and Critical Posthumanist Terrain Across Disciplines (2021) and Glossary: Postqualitative, New Materialist and Critical Posthumanist Research Across Disciplines (2022). She is co-editor of the Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children (2017).

Karin is Chief Editor of the Routledge Postqualitative, New Materialist and Critical Posthumanist Research series ( and section editor of Routledge Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods (in progress). The Posthuman Child Manifesto you can find on: