Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Davies, A., Richardson, B., Abawi, Z. (2024). Re-Imagining the Image of the Teacher in Post-Secondary Early Childhood Education: Calling for Onto-Epistemological Justice. Pedagogy, Culture and Society. 1–19. 


Richardson, B., Vickerson, R., & Bader, N. (2023). Falling by the “wasteside”: Defining and moving towards educator well-being from the perspective of ECEs in Ontario, Canada. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. 

Richardson, B., Cook, K., Breitkreuz, R., & Wu, B. (2023). Writing gender in: Pandemic childcare policy responses in Australia and Canada.  Journal of Women, Politics & Policy. 

Richardson, B., Powell, A., Johnston, L. & Langford, R. (2023). Reconceptualizing activism through a feminist care ethics in the Ontario, Canada early childhood education context: Enacting caring activism. Social Sciences, 12(2). 


Richardson, B., & Langford, R. (2022). Care-full pedagogy: Conceptualizing feminist care ethics as an overarching critical framework to interrupt developmentalism within post-secondary early childhood education programs. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood,


Richardson, B., Prentice, S., & Lero, D. (2021). “I’m kind of in a dilemma”: The Challenges of Non-standard Work Schedules and Childcare. Community, Work and Families.


Richardson, B., Powell, A., & Langford, R. (2021). Critiquing Ontario’s childcare policy responses to the inextricably connected needs of mothers, children and early childhood educators. Journal of Childhood Studies, 46(3) 1-15.


Richardson, B. (2021). Commodification and care: An exploration of workforces’ experiences of care in private and public childcare systems from a feminist political theory of care perspective. Critical Social Policy, April 2021.


Richardson, B. (2021). Review of the book [Seeing the child in child protection social work, Sue Kennedy, London: Red Globe Press]. The Journal of Social Work,


Langford, R. & Richardson, B. (2020). Ethics of care in practice: An observational study of interactions between children and educators in Canadian early childhood settings. Journal of Childhood Studies, 45(1), 33-47. 

Jones, M., Richardson, B. & Powell, A. (2019). Reconceptualizing our work: The connection between ECE students and political action. Journal of Childhood Studies, 44(1), 123-133. 


Langford, R., Richardson, B., & White, J., (2017). Caring about care: Reasserting care as integral to early childhood education and care practice, politics and policies in Canada.  

Langford, R., Richardson, B., Prentice, S. & Albanese, P. (2017). Caring about Care: Repositioning Care as Integral to Early Childhood Education and Care Politics and Policies in Canada. Global Studies of Childhood, 7(4), 311-322.


MacDonald, L. & Richardson, B. (2015). ECEs as childcare advocates: Examining the scope of advocacy carried out by ECEs from the perspective of childcare movement actors in Ontario and Manitoba. Canadian Children, 40(1), 100-110. 

Richardson, B. & Langford, R. (2015). A shifting collective identity: A critical discourse analysis of the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada’s public messaging in 2005 and 2008. Critical Discourse Studies, 12(1), 78-96.

Richardson, B., Langford, R., Friendly, M., Rahaula, A. (2013). From Choice to Change: An analysis of the “choice” discourse in Canada’s 2006 federal election. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 14(2), 155-167.


Langford, R., Prentice, S., Richardson, B., & Albanese, P. (2016). Conflictual and cooperative childcare politics in Canada. International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 10(1), 1-20. 


Langford, R., Prentice, S., Albanese, P., Messina-Goertzen, B., Summers, B., & Richardson, B. (2012). Early childhood education professionalization as an advocacy strategy: A content analysis of Canadian child care social movement organizations’ 2008 discursive resources. Early Years: An International Research Journal, 33(3), pp.302- 325. 

Richardson, B. (2013). Exploring mother-infant-bedsharing through a cross-cultural lens: Western versus non-Western mother-infant sleep arrangements. Journal of Motherhood Institute, 4(2), p.120-129.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Richardson, B. & Lehrer, J. (in press). ‘Big Sister’ is watching: A feminist critical discourse analysis of texts supporting the use of live stream video feed technology. In Ute Ward (Ed) Supporting ECE Practice in Difficult Times. Routledge.

Lehrer, J. & Richardson, B. (2023). Resisting children as human capital. In M. Vandenbroeck, J. Lehrer and L. Mitchell (Eds). The Decommodification of Early Childhood Education: Resisting Neoliberalism. Routledge.


Richardson, B. & Langford, R. (2022). Introduction, Commentary 1, Commentary 2, Commentary 3 and Conclusion. In R. Langford and B. Richardson (Eds) The early childhood educator: Critical conversations in feminist theory. Feminist Thought in Childhood Research, Volume 5. Bloomsbury.


Richardson, B. (2022). At the intersection of care and justice in child protection: A reflective account. In B. Richardson (Ed) Mothering on the edge: A critical examination of mothering within child protection. Demeter Press.


Richardson, B. & Langford, R. (2019). Citizen engagement in childcare policy: Examining childcare policy problematizations in Canadian newspaper articles from 2008 to 2015. In S. Phillipson and S. Garvis (Eds), Volume III Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century: Teachers and families (pp. 23-37). London, UK: Routledge.


Richardson, B. (2019). Government, policy, and the role of the state. In R. Heydon (Regional Ed.); W. Corsaro (Ed.-in-Chief). Set: Childhood (Volume: Canada). Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies. London: Bloomsbury.


Richardson, B. (2019). Shifting gender norms and childcare. In L. O’Brien-Hallstein, A. O’Reilly & M.  Vandenbeld Giles (Eds) Routledge Motherhood Companion (pp.353-361). Toronto, ON: Routledge.

Richardson, B., Lysack, M. & Hewes, J. (2019). The educator is political: Exploring the role of post-secondary early childhood education programs as places of political inquiry and practice in the contemporary Canadian context. In I. Jones & M. Lin (Eds) Critical Issues in Early Childhood Teacher Education (pp.41-56). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing: Charlotte.


Richardson, B. & Langford, L. (2018). Consistently Inconsistent: Childcare Policy in Canada. In in S. Garvis and H. Harju-Luukainnen (Eds) Volume I Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century: An international perspective (pp.20-33). London, UK: Routledge.


Langford, R. & Richardson, B. (2018). Working towards change: The early childhood education and care workforce in Canada. In S. Phillipson and S. Garvis (Eds), Volume 2 Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century: Teachers and families (pp.24-37). London, UK: Routledge.


Richardson, B. (2017). Taking Stock of Corporate Childcare in Alberta: Licensing Inspection Data in Not-for-Profit and Corporate Childcare Centres. In R. Langford, S. Prentice, & P. Albanese (Eds.), Caring for Children: Social Movements and Public Policy in Canada (pp.119-140). Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press.