Doris Kakuru

Doris Kakuru
Position
Acting Director, Associate Professor
School of Child and Youth Care
Credentials

PhD in Social Sciences (Wageningen University, NL); MPhil in Social Anthropology (University of Bergen, Norway); B. A Sociology (Makerere University, Uganda)

Contact
Office: B130

Brief Biography

My interdisciplinary scholarship is located at the intersection of Childhood Sociology and feminist thought. My work takes on a social justice perspective and is centered on various issues affecting children and youth in families and communities. Over the recent years, my community-based youth-led participatory research has been underpinned by intersectionality and post-colonial theories.

Research Interests and supervision fields

My research interests include: Violence in childhood with a focus on sexual violence in schools; Girlhood and gendered children’s rights; Adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights; Children and youth in urban poverty; Social context of education and child labour.

Sample Publications