Brooke M. Richardson

Scholar (PhD., Social Policy), Activist, Educator, Mother and Researcher. 


Brooke Richardson, PhD, is a care activist, scholar and mother (of 4!) motivated by the belief that good care is foundational to meaningful lives and a democratic society.  She is an Assistant Professor position in Child and Youth Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University (Halifax, Canada) and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Sociology at Brock University (St. Catherines, Canada). Her research and scholarly work focus on the corporatization of childcare in Canada, political representations of the childcare policy “problem”, reconceptualizing and reasserting care in early childhood education, and reimagining child welfare systems through an ethics of care lens. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on topics related to caring for children and has recently published two edited volumes: Feminisms and the Early Childhood Educator: Critical Conversations (Bloomsbury) and Mothering on the Edge: A Critical Examination of Mothering within Child Protection Systems (Demeter Press).