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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Dr Kirrily Pells


Associate Professor of Childhood, University College London, United Kingdom



Kirrily’s research and teaching are in the field of childhood studies and her work concerns global childhoods and children's rights especially in relation to violence, poverty and intersecting inequalities. She is the Programme Leader for the MA Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights at UCL. Her current research focuses on memories in childhood and intergenerational relations in Rwanda; the use of arts-based approaches with children and youth project in Indonesia, Nepal, Rwanda and Kyrgyzstan; and the interactions between structural, symbolic and interpersonal violences in the lives of children and youth. She is also interested in the impact of policies and programmes on children’s lives and the relationships between research, policy and practice.



Sociology of childhood, children's rights, violence affecting children, global childhoods, childhood poverty, memory, participatory methods
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