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Children’s Institute and Youth Studies Joint Seminar Series, UCT - First semester 2013

We are an informal grouping of University of Cape Town academics who are interested in working with youth and on youth issues. We are committed, as academic activists, to research, publication, dialogue, community engagement and teaching on youth-related issues. Membership is open to anyone with a youth focus and we currently have members from various faculties.

Seminars are scheduled for Mondays (with the exception of the first one for the year), lunch time, from 13h00 to 14h00.

Venue: CSSR Seminar Room 429, 4th floor, Leslie Social Science Building, UCT Upper Campus

A light lunch is served from 12h40 onwards. To attend, us.

Wed, 27 February

Prof Cathy Campbell, Social Psychology, London School of Economics (UK)

Reflections on the new social studies of childhood through the lens of a multi-method study of AIDS-affected children in rural Zimbabwe. Read more ...

Mon, 18 March

Shose Kessi, Youth Studies, University of Cape Town

Young people, political participation, and the politics of representation.

Mon, 22 April

A/Prof Theresa Lorenzo, University of Cape Town

Facing the realities of disabled youth's development in South Africa. Read more...

Mon, 20 May

Prof Karen Tranberg Hansen, Anthropology, Northwestern University (USA)

Cities of Youth: Post-Millennial Cases of Mobility and Sociality. Read more ...

Mon, 24 June
(13h00 – 16h00)

Extended programme: Dr Ariane De Lannoy, Prof Margy Booyens, A/Prof Roshan Galvan

Roundtable on youth focused research.

The seminars are open to all; we look forward to seeing you there.


[The SA Child Gauge] is a very informative and user-friendly document and has also informed some of our interventions. We … greatly value and appreciate the in-depth and thorough research on every aspect of the life of the child.
Sr Aine Hughes, St Kizito's Children's Programme, Siyabhabha Trust

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