Doctoral dissertation in progress

Working title: 'Dancing with Death: Life affirming teachings in and for unsettling times', Supervision: Prof. Sharon Todd, Affiliation: Maynooth University (Ireland)

Peer-reviewed journal publication

Bertoldo, J.C. (2022). Beyond perfection: Reclaiming death in and for education, Prism: Casting New Light on Theory and Practice, 4(1), 15-28.
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Book chapter

Bertoldo, J.C. (In press). 'Il n’est pas trop art !' : Un atelier créatif au croisement de la mort et de l’écologie. Alphil Presses universitaires suisses.

Conference participation

Bertoldo, J.C. (Upcoming). ‘Facing Extinction: Educating With Art For Living With The Dead?’ Seminar on Environmental & Sustainability Education Research, Ghent, Belgium, 13-16 June 2022.

Bertoldo, J.C. (Upcoming). ‘Giving death back to the public: an educational proposition’. The Second Doctoral Conference on Public Education and Public Pedagogy, Centre for Public Education and Pedagogy, Maynooth University, Ireland. May 23-27.

Bertoldo, J.C. (2022). Face à l'urgence écologique: ritualiser l'apprentissage de la finitude à travers l'atelier d'art. 9ième Colloque International en Éducation, Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la formation et la profession enseignante (CRIFPE). May 5-6.

Affifi & Bertoldo (2022). Beauty, returning beauty. Presentation at Geopoetics Symposium, Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC, Canada. April 19-23.

Bertoldo, J.C. (2022). ‘Why is death valuable to think about for education?’: reintegrating death within life for navigating vulnerable times. Inaugural Conference Postgraduates in Education Support Network. January 21. Available at:

Bertoldo, J.C. (2021). ‘Face à la perte : une éducation à la mort à travers le processus créatif’. Mort et deuils en milieux scolaires. Haute École de Pédagogie de Vaud (HEP Vaud). Septembre 13-14.

Bertoldo, J.C. (2021). Dancing with Death: Life-affirming teachings in and for dangerous times. Three Minute Thesis, Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain Annual Conference. Septembre 3-5. Available at:

Bertoldo, J.C. (2020). Early Discussions about Death In and For Education. Online International Doctoral Research Conference in Education, Centre for Education Research (CERES), Liverpool John Moores University. July 8. Available at:

Bertoldo, J.C. (2020). 'Is thinking about death educationally a viable possibility?' Online Postgraduate Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin. May 23.

Summer school participation

Posthuman Convergences Theories and Methodologies, Utrecht Summer School Course by Prof. Rosi Braidotti, 17– 21 August 2020.