Dr Kirrily Pells (UCL)

Kirrily Pells is Associate Professor of Childhood at University College London (UCL). Her research and teaching are in the field of childhood studies and her work concerns global childhoods and children’s rights especially in relation to violence, poverty and intersecting inequalities. Her current research focuses on: memories in childhood and intergenerational relations; participatory action research and arts-based approaches with children and youth for peacebuilding; and the intersections and dynamics between structural, symbolic and interpersonal violences in the lives of children and youth. Kirrily is also interested in the impact of policies and programmes on children’s lives and the relationships between research, policy and practice.