Karin Murris

Professor of Pedagogy and Philosophy


Karin Murris is Full Professor of Pedagogy and Philosophy at the School of Education at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Grounded in philosophy as an academic discipline, her main research interests are in pedagogies such as Philosophy with children and Reggio Emilia, school ethics and post-qualitative research methods. She is Principal Investigator of the Decolonising Early Childhood Discourses: Critical Posthumanism in Higher Education research project funded by the South African National Research Foundation (NRF). Her email address is karin.murris@uct.ac.za. Her articles can be downloaded from https://uct.academia.edu/KarinMurris.

Karin is currently president of the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC), convened the 16th ICPIC Conference in 2013 and studied with Matthew Lipman and A.M. Sharp in the US. Her publications include: Teaching Philosophy with Picture Books (1992), The Posthuman Child: Educational Transformation through Philosophy with Picturebooks (2016), and (with Joanna Haynes) Storywise: Thinking through Stories (2002) and Picturebooks, Pedagogy and Philosophy (2012). She is also co-editor of the Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children (2017).