Reflections on the Politics of Researching Child Migration

Emeritus Professor Ann Whitehead
Start date

Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019, 13:00

End date

Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019, 14:00

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International Institute of Social Studies
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International Institute of Social Studies

On 13 February, Emeritus Professor Ann Whitehead will present her 'Reflections on the Politics of Researching Child Migration'. The lecture is part of the Migration Seminar Series held at the International Institute of Social Studies.

The seminar will offer and insight into the field of research in child migration and the experiences as such of the speaker Prof. Ann Whitehead spanning the years of her research in the field.

About the speaker

Ann Whitehead is Emeritus Professor of anthropology at the University of Sussex. Her research, writing, teaching and policy interventions have been mainly within the fields of poverty, gender and economic processes, within Africa largely, although extending more widely.

At Sussex, she also carried primary responsibility for the research on internal migration, links between poverty, livelihoods and migration, and independent child migration

She has further undertaken research on gender and generational issues carried out within the Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty from 2003 to 2010 and for a subsequent programme of work on youth migration funded by Rockefeller. (She acted as an advisor for the SNIS funded comparative research on adolescent girl’s migration.)

More information

ISS Migration Seminar Series

The ISS migration seminar series is a programme of informal seminar sessions which discuss cutting-edge research on a range of issues within the broad theme of migration. Please contact Katarzyna Grabska and Cathy Wilcock for more information.