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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Professor Brian Gran


Professor, Case Western Reserve University, United States

Email: Brian.Gran@Case.Edu


Brian Gran is a sociologist and lawyer whose scholarship concentrates on children's rights, law, and social policy. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy at Yale University and, as a Fulbright Scholar, taught a course on children's rights to the Law School of Reykjavik University and conducted research on Iceland's Ombudsman for Children. Gran was a 2020-2021 Jefferson Science Fellow of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He serves as an expert consultant to the U.S. Department of State.



  • Gran, The Sociology of Children's Rights, Polity, 2021
  • Lux and Gran (eds), Children’s Rights and Independent Children’s Rights Institutions, Emerald Press, forthcoming.
  • Gran and Ngana, "Researching Children’s Rights in Pursuit of Social Change," invited chapter for the book, Research Handbook on Intersectionality, forthcoming.


Children's rights, law and society, methods, children's ombudspersons
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