Born in the thriving bush metropolis of Broken Hill in western New South Wales, and having thwarted all attempts at education there and on the sandy beaches of Perth, I was in exile in North America for most of the past 20 years, creeping slowly but surely west-northwest during that time, my own version of continental drift. I taught at the University of Alberta from 2000 until 2017, founded Philosophy for Children Alberta in 2008 there, finishing my role as its director in 2015, and recently led a large-scale, CURA-funded research project, Living Archives on Eugenics in Western Canada (2010-2015), directing about 80 researchers, students, a…

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