Dr Rachel Rosen is an Associate Professor of Childhood in the Department of Social Science at University College London. Her work focuses on unequal childhoods, migration, and stratified social reproduction / care labour.
Rachel’s scholarship contributes to debates about the politics of children and childhood; changing adult-child relations in the context of neo-liberal migration and welfare regimes; and how and to what effect children are involved in migration processes. She is co-author of Negotiating Adult- Child Relationships in Early Childhood Research (2014, Routledge) and co-editor of Reimagining Childhood Studies (2019, Bloomsbury Academic) and Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or Foes? (2018, UCL Press).
Methodologically, her work focuses on the ethics and politics of participatory research with children and other marginalised social groups. In addition to her university-based scholarship, Rachel has worked with migrants’ rights organisations in Canada and the UK since the 1990s, including as a community researcher.
Rachel is a leading member of the education committee of Refuge in a Moving World (UCL), where she is involved in participatory projects with migrant women and children designed to open up spaces of knowledge production at UCL.Rachel is:
- Co-leader of the CCoM project
- Leader Work Package 1 – participatory research on separated child migrants’ care relationships and caring practices
- Leader Work Package 3 – ‘cultural political economy’ of care for and by separated child migrants