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Dr Nina Schneider


Research Group Leader, Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Center for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany



Nina Schneider is a Research Group Leader at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21), Germany. She holds a PhD in History from the University of Essex (2011), and was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR, 2012), Marie-Curie Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg, at the University of Konstanz (2013-2015), Visiting Scholar the National University of Brasília (UNB, 2015), and Senior Research Fellow at the Global South Studies Center (GSSC) at the University of Cologne (2015-2018). Her research project “Child Labour Opponents in the Americas and their Campaigns in global perspective” is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). More at: 



Nina Schneider, ‘Origins of Child Rights Governance: The example of early Child Labour Legislation in the United States and Brazil’, Childhood: A Journal of Global Child Research, vol. 26, no. 3 (2019): 289-303.

Nina Schneider, ‘Florence Kelley’s Struggle against Child Labour: Revisiting the Obstacles’, Gender: Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft vol. 3 (2022): 135-149.

Nina Schneider, ‘Inspectora de fábricas de mujeres y redactora de la primera ley contra el trabajo infantil en Argentina: Una historia enredada y feminista de Gabriela Laperrière de Coni (1866-1907)’, In: Sarah Albiez-Wieck, Silke Hensel, Holger Meding, Katharina Schembs, Género en Latin Amérca (Frankfurt/Madrid: Vervuert), 147-67.


History, Global Movement against "Child Labour", Legitimatin Disputes over child labour, Americas and Europe, early child labour regulation and enforcement
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