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Professor Lucia Rabello de Castro


Full Professor of Childhood and Youth Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



•Lucia Rabello de Castro, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Univ. London). Professor of Childhood and Youth, Institute of Psychology, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Founder and Chair from 1998 to 2011, and present Scientific Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Exchange on Contemporary Childhood and Youth (NIPIAC/UFRJ/BRAZIL). Senior Researcher of the Brazilian Council of Science and Technological Development (CNPQ). Co-Founder and President Elect of the National Association of Youth Researchers (2017-2020) in Brazil. President elect of RC53 Sociology of Childhood of the International Sociological Association (2018-2023). Convenor of the Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Program on Childhood and Youth at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Chief Editor of DESIDADES, an electronic peer-reviewed scientific journal in the area of childhood and youth Research interests: children's and youth’s social and political participation; childhood theories and methodologies of social intervention with children; decolonial epistemologies.



Twum-Danso Imoh, A. Rabello de Castro, L & Naftali (O) (2023). Studies of childhoods in the Global South: towards an epistemic turn in transnational childhood research? Third World Thematics; Castro, L. R. de (2022)(Ed.). Infâncias do Sul Global: experiências, teoria e pesquisa desde a Argentina e o Brasil. Salvador: EDUFBA; Grisolia, F. S. De Castro, L. R . (2022) From the Periphery to the Center: Young People's Agonistic Pathways Towards Higher Education. Canadian Journal Of Family And Youth, v. 14, p. 192-206; De Castro, L. R. (2022) Righting Adults' Wrongs: 'generationing' on the battlefied. A decolonial approach. Childhood 29(3)  ; De Castro, L. R. (2020) Decolonising child studies: development and globalism as orientalist perspectives. Third World Quarterly 46(1) 


Youth and Childhood social and political participation; childhood theories and methodologies; decolonial theories
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