Jasmine B. Ulmer

Jasmine B. Ulmer
Wayne State University | WSU · College of Education

PhD

About

48
Publications
22,203
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
578
Citations
Additional affiliations
August 2011 - August 2015
University of Florida
Position
  • Graduate Research Fellow

Publications

Publications (48)
Article
Full-text available
What if—in light of the escalating pace of academic production—scholars adopted a Slow Ontology? Because this question moves beyond slowing the pace or volume of productivity to address underlying issues of ontology, it asks not how we can find a slower way of doing scholarship, but how we can find a slower way of scholarly being. A philosophy of S...
Article
Full-text available
Although this is a simple message, the time for community and kindness is now. Competing with other inquirers can yield individual rewards, but such moves risk sacrificing our collective futures for both immediate and rapidly diminishing gains. A commitment to inclusive and welcoming qualitative communities, however, opens different paths. As such,...
Article
Full-text available
Teaching matters. And there are many ways to teach, particularly when it comes to qualitative inquiry. Accordingly, we consider how qualitative pedagogical practices can attend to the ways in which we live and learn in our more-than-human world. To keep within a pedagogical frame, we write this introductory article through a pedagogical lens. We ho...
Book
Full-text available
What is feminist transdisciplinary research? Why is it important? How do we do it? Through nineteen contributions from leading international feminist scholars, this book provides new insights into activating transdisciplinary feminist theories, methods and practices in original, creative and exciting ways – ways that make a difference both to what...
Book
Full-text available
It is easy to feel small, powerless, and unable to spark any sort of change. Being only one person among billions can seem overwhelming indeed. So much is completely beyond our control. There are only a limited set of decisions that people are able to make in life, generally speaking. Given the circumstances, however, there are even fewer decisions...
Article
Full-text available
In the process of bringing about the Anthropocene, humanity has become accustomed to taking up a considerable amount of space. This tendency can spill over into how we as humans take up space within our own photographs, too (such as selfies that fill the entirety of the image frame). As contrast, this minimalist photo essay offers alternative visua...
Article
Full-text available
Rereading Walter Benjamin's often overlooked theme of preservation in his work, we offer an interpretation of an art installation that appeared in Detroit, Michigan, USA. By interpreting this installation and Benjamin's insights on preservation, we make recommendations on how to make readable rhetoric that might be used to positively shape digitall...
Article
Full-text available
This practice-based article illustrates how dance education pedagogies can help refugee youth adjust to new settings. To support refugee youth in narrating aspects of belonging in their everyday lives, this article offers pedagogies for creative movement that unfold through multiple stages. As developed in the first author’s dissertation study and...
Chapter
In putting ourselves on paper, we risk letting our papers become proxies for who we are. It perhaps is telling that scholars refer to collective papers as oeuvres, or bodies of work. The contributions, impacts, and lives of academics are repeatedly measured in units of paper. I am reminded of how, in his Nobel Prize lecture, author Gabriel García M...
Article
Full-text available
There are many ways to frame how and why we go about research, particularly when it comes to unsettling traditions. From the beginning of our studies, we can be encouraged (or even required) to situate our contributions within gaps, or deficits, in the existing literature. This teaches us to launch our work on the limitations of others. As an alter...
Chapter
Transdisciplinary feminisms remain in motion. In moving across disciplines, they flow—fall—seep into different theories, methodologies, and practices. As the authors in this collection have expressed, there are many diverse and hopeful visions for how this can, and does, occur. Their writings are filled with rich endeavors that pose, perform, run a...
Article
This article proposes a posthuman / materialist somatechnics approach which encourages a more nuanced, ethical, and embodied attentiveness to how humans, nature, and materialities are not separate, but actively emerge through entanglements and in co-constitutive relation with one another. Such an attentiveness recognises that we are shaped by the p...
Article
Full-text available
In this visual essay we revisit a summer immersion, Ecologies of Girlhood. An array of women curators, storytellers, musicians, performers, artists, ecologists, scientists and scholars shared their practices in an intergenerational and interdisciplinary format with a group of girls between the ages of 7 and 10. The immersion unfolded through a seri...
Article
Full-text available
Though the Anthropocene potentially is many things, a strategic plan is not one of them. Rather, it offers a warning, an important concept, an opening to rethink research methodology, and an opportunity for higher education to work toward better futures for (and with) the planet. The Anthropocene also asks difficult questions of how we might do dif...
Chapter
The troubles of the world often seem big--sometimes in ways that can be enormously and overwhelmingly so. It does not help that, in comparison, I can seem so very small. On most days, I am at a loss as to what to do. At the same time, I find myself contemplating two particular questions: (a) How can I help make the world a better place? (b) How am...
Article
Full-text available
In putting ourselves on paper, we risk letting our papers become proxies for who we are. It perhaps is telling that scholars refer to collective papers as oeuvres, or bodies of work. The contributions, impacts, and lives of academics are repeatedly measured in units of paper. I am reminded of how, in his Nobel Prize lecture, author Gabriel García M...
Article
Full-text available
In that moment, Laurel Richardson had whispered an unspoken secret just to me. I waited to make sure no one was looking. Then I knowingly, yet surreptitiously, nodded back.
Article
Full-text available
Writing can be a (playful) practice that develops through techniques. To illustrate, I draw from the works of Erin Manning to describe how I take up techniques in both writing and dance. I then suggest several potential techniques for fostering a postqualitative writing practice: following creative impulses, situating writing within concepts, and f...
Article
Full-text available
This piece incorporates multiple forms of creative, arts-based research. Photographs are placed alongside a series of poetic statements: together they illustrate and build upon Erin Manning’s theoretical concept of the “minor gesture.” For Manning, minor gestures are subtle movements that occur around us as the world constantly continues to unfold....
Chapter
Full-text available
Our aim in this chapter is to review and critically examine the status of 'data' in qualitative inquiry. As the title indicates, we suggest that this status is methodologically and theoretically problematic. Yet, because data (and their various versions, forms, and reversals) remains open to doubt, data also create productive problems and creative...
Article
Full-text available
In the move toward a critical form of qualitative inquiry that realizes its transformative potential, this article encourages scholars to consider axes of need within research. A flexible framework suggests how researchers might respond to situated need through theoretically and contextually grounded inquiries. In first drawing from critical geogra...
Article
Full-text available
This special issue of Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology offers a series of curations and creations from emergent scholars within the equally emergent field of postqualitative research.
Article
Full-text available
scape. 1 a brief ‘escape or means of escape’ 2 ‘a scenic view, whether of sea, land, or sky’ 3 ‘in its various senses’ 4 ‘a long flower-stalk rising directly from the root or rhizome’ 5 a theoretical approach to writing
Article
Full-text available
In this article, the street is both a place of travel and a space for critical discourse. As tensions between public and private spaces play out in the streets, street artists claim visible space through multiple forms of art. Through a critical performance geography and a qualitative inquiry of the street, I photograph the movement of art across w...
Article
Full-text available
The posthuman turn has radically–and rapidly–shifted what is possible in research methodology. In response, my aim in this conceptual paper is to suggest entry points into posthuman educational research methodology. I outline aspects of posthumanism while recognizing its multiplicity: there are many posthumanisms and each offers different twists, t...
Article
Full-text available
What if we expressed critical qualitative inquiry is/as love?
Chapter
As spacetimemattering, ‘data’ remain in perpetual motion. Within quantum contexts, therefore, the focus for qualitative methodologists becomes not how to capture, tame, or bestill moving ‘data,’ but how to address the movements of ‘data’ through space, time, and matter. Following Barad, this chapter turns to several international exemplars from the...
Article
Full-text available
Abstract: Images can be photographs, but they also can be the visual surroundings of everyday life. As images shape our daily settings, they choreograph the thoroughfares and backdrops that shape us. In the process, images can influence what we think, how we feel, and when and where we act. To explore how, I return to photogeny (Talbot, 1839), a pa...
Chapter
In this chapter, we examine how the discourses of education reform intersect with twenty-first-century policies that purport to prepare students to be productive members of a global economy. Through the example of a national reform organization that promises to deliver twenty-first-century skills and competencies, we demonstrate how discourse shape...
Article
Full-text available
In the current moment of social, political, economic and environmental disquiet, unprecedented numbers of children have been forced to leave their homes and settle in new communities. As schools worldwide receive increasing numbers of refugee youth, there is a pressing need for thoughtful educational research that inquires into the unique individua...
Article
Full-text available
The ways in which the language of reformers intersects with and informs reform implementation is important to our understanding of how education policy impacts practice. To explore this issue, we employed critical discourse analysis (CDA) to analyze the language used by a 21st century skills-focused reform organization to promote its program alongs...
Article
Full-text available
This study examines how participation in a US Department of Education policy fellowship influenced the career pathways of teacher leaders. This sample of teacher leaders is illustrative of teacher leadership development beyond the classroom and demonstrates challenges and opportunities. Notably, 64% of participants reported changing their work-rela...
Article
Full-text available
Recent developments in critical policy analysis have occurred alongside the new materialisms in qualitative research. These lines of scholarship have unfolded along two separate, but related, tracks. In particular, the new materialist method of diffraction aligns with many elements of critical policy analysis. Both involve critical theory, complexi...
Chapter
This writing is an experiment that extends and challenges rather than confirms or builds. This writing gets its energy from departures and it operates through surprise, movement, and the unexpected (see also Deleuze & Guattari, 1987; Massumi, 2002). The writing is not collaborative, peaceful, univocal, or textual. This writing is not. When writing...
Article
Full-text available
As the possibilities of hypermodal inquiry intensify against the boundaries of qualitative research, a hypermodal assemblage performs an unfolding–refolding of layers within the space of Deleuzian thought. By exploring a literary question asked by F. Scott Fitzgerald and later repeated by Deleuze, a Deleuzian lens transports the ontologically real...
Article
Full-text available
Recent publications by major newspapers in the USA have reinforced the perception that teacher quality represents a national crisis. By releasing individual teacher evaluation data in online, searchable databases, several newspapers have influenced public perceptions of teachers and teaching. A framing analysis of selected media events and publicat...
Article
Full-text available
This article examines Catherine Malabou’s philosophical concept of plasticity as a new materialist methodology. Given that plasticity simultaneously maintains the ability to receive, give, and annihilate form, plasticity and plastic readings offer material-discursive possibilities for educational research. This article begins by discussing the evol...
Article
Full-text available
This article explores visual forms of writing through cartography and methodological events. As re-envisioned writing practices and textual methodologies potentially push boundaries of qualitative research, these new lines of inquiry also may respond to persisting educational challenges that confine occupational job design and career pathways in ed...
Article
Full-text available
This paper seeks to examine how embodied methodological approaches might inform dance education practice and research. Through a series of examples, this paper explores how choreographic writing might function as an embodied writing methodology. Here, choreographic writing is envisioned as a form of visual word choreography in which words move, pau...
Article
Full-text available
Clinical and research literature in medical education indicates a dearth of opportunities to adequately and competently prepare young pre-medical and pre-healthcare professionals to attend to the needs of dying patients, especially youths and their families. This study aimed to explore outcomes of an innovative palliative care program on 142 past a...
Article
Legislative summary of Florida's 2013 session addressing issues affecting P-12 and higher education funding, funding priorities and trends, changes to the funding formula, and impact on local schools.

Network

Cited By

Projects

Projects (2)
Archived project
This RERM special issue, edited by Jasmine Ulmer and Susan Nordstrom, explores some of the curations and creations of early career scholars engaged in postqualitative work. The seven invited submissions feature early career scholars who engage in Manning and Massumi’s (2014) research-creations, or theoretical practices that actively embody and create philosophical concepts within post-qualitative educational research. The scholars have “put the concepts and theories of experimental ontology to work using the conceptual practices that are appropriate for a particular study” (St. Pierre, 2015, p. 92). In this way, their work engages the uncertainty of postqualitative research in which there is no singular way of “getting it right.” As these scholars perform research-creations they “collectively imagine sustainable possible futures via new thought and present-based practices of everyday life” (Lather, 2015, p. 111). It is within these methodological shifts that the special issue exhibits the possibilities of postqualitative research. The contributions are open-ended, playful, questionings that explore the potentials, snags, and irruptions of doing research within postqualitative realms. 2017, Volume 8, Number 3 https://journals.hioa.no/index.php/rerm/
Project
Manuscripts in this special issue of Qualitative Inquiry explore how pedagogical practices attend to the ways in which we live (and learn) in a more-than-human world.