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Empowering children by transforming norms

We are a global network of researchers and advocates who develop childist theory, collaborate on research projects, organize events, generate media, consult with organizations, and catalyze social change.
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Tanu Biswas

Tanu Biswas is an associate professor in pedagogy at the University of Stavanger (Norway) and associated researcher with the Doctoral Colleage for Intersectionality Studies at the University of Bayreuth (Germany). She is an interdisciplinary philosopher of education dedicated to challenging children’s historical marginalization by transforming scholarly and social norms, especially in the areas of pedagogy, childism, decoloniality, children's rights, intergenerational climate justice and qualitative methodology. Website here.

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John Wall

John Wall is Professor of Philosophy, Religion, and Childhood Studies at Rutgers University Camden, US. He is a theoretical ethicist whose work investigates poststructuralism, ethical theory, historical constructions of childhoods, children's rights, and children's suffrage. He particularly examines how children's lived experiences challenge and transform ethical, social, and political norms across societies. He is also co-director of the Children's Voting Colloquium. Website here.

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Hanne Warming

Hanne Warming is Professor of Sociology and Childhood, and Head of the Research Group ‘Social dynamics and change’ at Roskilde University, Denmark. She is a sociologist in the fields of childhood studies and social work research, as well as policy and practice. Her research fields of expertise include childhood and youth, social work, lived citizenship, social interaction, methodology and ethics in researching childhood research. Website here.

Advisory Board

Sarada Balagopalan, Associate Professor, Childhood Studiesm Rutgers University Camden, United States.

Erica Burman, Professor, Manchester Institute of Education, The University of Manchester, and Co-Director, The Discourse Unit, United Kingdom.

Dan Cook, Distinguished Professor, Childhood Studies, Rutgers University Camden, United States.

Kate Cairns, Associate Professor, Childhood Studies, Rutgers University Camden, United States.

Anandini Dar, Associate Professor, School of Liberal Studies, BML Munjal University, and Director, Critical Childhoods and Youth Studies Collective, India.

Afua Twum-Danso Imoh, Senior Lecturer, Global Childhoods and Welfare in the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, United Kingdom.

Jonathan Josefsson, Associate Professor, Department of Thematic Studies, Unit of Child Studies, Linköping University, Sweden.

Karin Murris, Professor, Early Childhood Education, University of Oulu, Finland, and Emerita Professor of Education, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Bengt Sandin, Professor Emeritus, Department of Thematic Studies, Unit of Child Studies, at Linköping University, Sweden.

Anna Sparrman, Professor, Department of Thematic Studies, Unit of Child Studies, at Linköping University, Sweden.

Nathan C. Walker, Instructor, Department of Religion, Rutgers University Camden, and Director, 1791 Delegates, United States.


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