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Dr Rachel Rosen
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
Appointment
  • Lecturer in Childhood
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

Languages spoken/written
  • French (Beginner)

Personal country knowledge
  • Canada
  • UK

Research Groups
Research Themes
Research Summary

My work is located at the intersections of sociology of childhood and materialist feminist thought, with a focus on unequal childhoods, migration and social reproduction. I am concerned with the impact of intersecting inequalities on children’s everyday lives, including the ways in which childhoods are classed, ‘raced’, and gendered as well as ‘generationed’ in late capitalism.

My current research is focused on:
  • the care of children, by children, on migration journeys, as well as how these caring practices are taken into account (or not) in children's efforts to settle and claim asylum in the UK
  • the perceived commonalities and conflicts between children’s interests and women’s interests and, more broadly, intersections and antagonisms between feminisms and the politics of childhood (https://feminismandchildhood.wordpress.com/).

Methodologically, I am interested in the ethics and politics of participatory research with children and other marginalised social groups.



I am currently co-editing two books:
Reimagining Childhood Studies, with Spyros Spyrou and Daniel Cook and under contract with Bloomsbury Press
Feminism and the politics of childhood: Friends or foes?, with Katherine Twamley and under contract with UCL Press


Teaching Summary

I am the programme leader for the MA Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights and teach on:

  • Theories of Childhood and Society (module leader)
  • Children's Rights in Practice
  • Researching Childhood
  • Dissertation module (module leader)
My other teaching includes:
  • Sociology of Childhood (BSc Social Sciences, co-module leader)
  • Feminism and Childhood (Core course contributor for MA Gender, Society, and Representation)
  • Reflexivity (doctoral school, co-module leader)
  • Doing research with children and young people (doctoral school, co-module leader)
Academic Background
2010 AM Master of Arts – Early Childhood Studies University of East London
  FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow – Sociology  
2014 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Sociology Institute of Education
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