Academic Writing


Springgay, S. & Truman, S. E. (2018). Walking Methodologies in a More-than-Human World: WalkingLab. London, UK: Routledge.

Edited Book (and chapters within this text)

Snaza, N, Sonu, D, Truman, S. E. & Zaliwska, Z. (Eds.) (2016). Pedagogical Matters: New materialism and curriculum studies. NY: Peter Lang.

Truman, S. E. (2016). Intratextual Entanglements: Emergent Pedagogies and the productive potential of texts. In N. Snaza, D. Sonu, S. E. Truman, & Z. Zaliwska (Eds.) Pedagogical Matters: New materialisms and curriculum studies. New York, NY: Peter Lang. (Download PDF)

Snaza, N., Sonu, D., Truman, S.E. & Z. Zaliwska. (2016). Introduction: Re-attuning to the materiality of education. In N. Snaza, D.Sonu, S. E. Truman, & Z. Zaliwska (Eds.), Pedagogical matters: New materialisms and curriculum studies. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Stories

de Freitas, E., & Truman, S. E. (2020). New Empiricisms in the Anthropocene: Thinking With Speculative Fiction About Science and Social Inquiry. Qualitative Inquiry. Open Access online first:

Truman, S. E. (2020). White déjà vu: unsettling the certainty of the English Canon. English in Australia. (Download PDF).

Truman, S.E., Hackett, A., Pahl, K., McLean Davies, L., & Escott, H. (2020). The Capaciousness of No: Affective Refusals as Literacy Practices. Reading Research Quarterly, Online First (Download PDF)

de Freitas, E. & Truman, S.E. (2020). Science fiction and science dis/trust: Thinking with Bruno Latour’s Gaia and Liu Cixin’s The Three-body Problem. Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, no. 36, 2020, doi:10.20415/rhiz/036.e02

McLean Davies, L., Truman, S.E. & Buzacott, L. (2020) Teacher-researchers: a pilot project for unsettling the secondary Australian literary canon, Gender and Education. Online First (Download PDF)

Shannon, D. B., & Truman, S. E. (2020). Problematizing Sound Methods Through Music Research-Creation: Oblique Curiosities. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. (Download PDF)

Truman, S. E. (2019). Feminist New Materialisms. In P. Atkinson, S. Delamont, A. Cernat, J.W. Sakshaug, & R.A. Williams (Eds.), SAGE Research Methods Foundations. (Download PDF)

Truman, S. E. (2019). Inhuman literacies and affective refusals: Thinking with Sylvia Wynter and Secondary School English. Curriculum Inquiry, Special Issue on Sylvia Wynter. (Download PDF)

Truman, S. E. (2019). SF! Haraway’s Situated Feminisms and Speculative Fabulations in English Class. Studies in Philosophy and Education, Special Issue on Donna Haraway. (Download PDF)

Truman, S.E. & Springgay, S. (2019). Queer Walking Tours and the Affective Contours of Place. Cultural Geographies. (Download PDF)

Springgay, S. & Truman, S. E. (2019). Counterfuturisms and speculative temporalities: Walking Research-Creation in School. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. (Download PDF)

Springgay, S. & Truman, S. E. (2019). Queering temporalities, activating QTBIPOC subjectivities and world-makings: Walking research-creation. MAI: FEMINISM & VISUAL CULTURE.

Springgay, S, & Truman, S. E. (2019). Research-Creation walking methodologies and an unsettling of time. International Review of Qualitative Research. (Download PDF)

Truman, S. E. & Shannon, D. B. (2018). Queer sonic cultures: An affective walking-composing project. Capacious: Journal for Emerging Affect Inquiry. 1(3). (Download PDF)

Springgay, S, & Truman, S. E. (2017). A Transmaterial Approach to Walking Methodologies: Embodiment, Affect, and a Sonic Art Performance Body & Society. (Download PDF)

Springgay, S. & Truman, S. E. (2017). On the Need for Methods Beyond Proceduralism: Speculative Middles, (In)Tensions, and Response-Ability in Research. Qualitative Inquiry. (Download PDF)

Truman, S. E. (2016). More than it never (actually) was: Expressive writing as research-creation. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. (Download PDF)

Truman, S. E. (2016). Dinner with the Dycks. TransVerse Journal of Comparative Studies

Truman, S. E. (2016). School Sucks for Non-human Animals. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. (Download PDF)

Springgay, S. & Truman, S. E. (2016). Stone Walks: Inhuman animacies and queer archives of feeling. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. (Download PDF)

Truman, S. E. (2014). Reading, Writing and Materialization: An Autobiography of an English Teacher in Vignettes. English in Australia 49(3), 88-95. (Download PDF)

Chapters in Peer-Reviewed Edited Books

Truman, S. E., Loveless, N., Manning, E., Myers, N., & Springgay, S. (2019). The intimacies of doing Research-Creation. In N. Loveless (Ed.) Knowings and Knots: Methodologies and Ecologies of Research-Creation. Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta Press.

Truman, S. E. & Springgay, S. (2016). Propositions for walking research. In Powell, K., Bernard, P. & L. Mackinley (Eds). International handbook for intercultural arts (pp. 259-267). New York, NY: Routledge.

Truman, S. E. & Springgay, S. (2015). The primacy of movement in research-creation: New Materialist approaches to art research and pedagogy. In Laverty, M. & Lewis, T. (Eds.) Art's Teachings, Teaching's Art: Philosophical, critical, and educational musings (pp. 151-162). New York, NY: Springer.

Creative Writing and Journalism


Truman, S. E. (2011). Searching for Guan Yin. Buffalo: White Pine Press.

Invited Book Chapters

Truman, S. E. (2015). Qi Xia Temple. In Writings by Canadian Buddhist Women, T. McGinnity (Ed.) Toronto: Sumeru Press.

Truman, S. E. (2013). The Sleet Storm. In There’s Going to Be Trouble, A. Yendell (Ed.) Toronto: Life Rattle Press.

Truman, S. E. (2006). 17 Hours in China. In Inspired Lives, C. McDougall (Ed.) Toronto: Timeless.

Selected Articles

Truman, S. E. (2014). Gathering the Fruits of Idleness. Hamilton Arts and Letters. (Issue 7).

Truman, S. E. (2010). My Flight on a Chinese Bike. Geez Magazine. (Issue 19).

Truman, S. E. (2009). A Love Letter to Alberto Manguel. The Walrus Magazine Online.

Truman, S. E. (2008). Grandma Doesn’t Want Me To Go To Hell. Geez Magazine. (Issue 10).

Truman, S. E. (2006). An interview with Apollo 14 Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell. Ascent Magazine.

Radio Programs

Truman, S. E. (2014). The Sleet Storm. Life Rattle Weekly Podcast. Life Rattle Radio: Toronto.  

Truman, S. E. (2005). My Chinese Travels. All On the Weekend. Montreal: CBC Radio.