We've worked at intersections of science education and queer theories, on and off,for 20 years. In this chapter we organize some of what we've learned while troubling the urge to make sense around autobiographical reflections. We re-member and reimagine what it was like to bring together science education and queer theories,such as we grasped them, beginning at a time when we knew of no similar work. Queer theories and science education are utterly entangled, but they have nothing in particular to do or not to do with each other. What emerges from their local and temporary contacts depends on the orientations of their meetings. Local and temporary, but karmic-because each dalliance conditions (im)possibilities for the next. Similarly for authors and readers-we and you are inextricable, but none of us knows what will come of our intimacies. So we're eager to share stories with others interested in the ongoing intercourse of science education and queer theories. We know you have more in mind-body to make and unmake of these tales than we imagine.
|Title of host publication||STEM of desire|
|Subtitle of host publication||Queer theories and science education|
|Editors||Will Letts, Steve Fifield|
|Place of Publication||Leiden, The Netherlands|
|Publisher||Brill | Sense|
|Number of pages||30|
|ISBN (Print)||9789004331051, 9789004369986|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Jan 2019|
|Name||Cultural and Historical Perspectives on Science Education Research Dialogs|
Fifield, S., & Letts, W. (Eds.) (2019). Queering science education without making too much sense. In W. Letts, & S. Fifield (Eds.), STEM of desire: Queer theories and science education (Vol. 8, pp. 59-88). (Cultural and Historical Perspectives on Science Education Research Dialogs; Vol. 8). Brill | Sense.