Doris Kakuru

Doris Kakuru
School of Child and Youth Care
Office: B130

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

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.


Call for Papers:

Dr. Kakuru is currently serving as one of the editors on a special issue of Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. There is a call for papers for those who are interested to get published on this issue. Please click here for more details on this opportunity. Please note that Abstracts are due by June 17, 2024 and full manuscripts are due by November 15, 2024.


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