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Dr Carly McLaughlin


Lecturer, University of Potsdam, Germany



Dr. Carly McLaughlin is a lecturer in Anglophone literatures and cultures in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Potsdam. Her research is at the intersection of childhood studies and forced migration studies, with a focus on how the politics of childhood influences how child migrants are perceived and treated, especially within the context of illegalized migration.



"'They don't look like children': child asylum-seekers, the Dubs amendment and the politics of childhood." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 44:11 (2018): 1757-73.

"'It's all about the children': Child Asylum-Seekers and the Politics of Innocence in Australia." Postcolonial Justice. Ed. Anke Bartels, Lars Eckstein, Nicole Waller, Dirk Wiemann. Leiden: Brill, 2017. 295-315.


New childhood studies, cultural studies of childhood, child asylum seekers, child refugees
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