Panel participants

Erica Burman is Professor of Education, Manchester Institute of Education (MIE), University of Manchester, and a United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists registered Group Analyst. She is a critical developmental psychologist and childhood studies researcher methodologist specializing in innovative and activist qualitative work. She is author of Deconstructing Developmental Psychology (Routledge, 3rd edition, 2017), Developments: Child, Image, Nation (Routledge, 2008, 2nd edition in production), and of Fanon, education, action: child as method (Routledge, 2019). She currently leads the Knowledge, Power and Identity research strand at MIE. She is a past Chair of the Psychology of Women Section of the British Psychological Society, and in 2016 she was awarded an Honorary Lifetime Fellowship of the Society.

Stephanie Olsen, Ph.D, FRHistS, is an historian of childhood and youth, education, and the emotions, with a particular focus on the British Empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is a University Researcher at the Centre of Excellence in the History of Experiences (Tampere University), having previously held positions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Center for the History of Emotions (Berlin) and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. She is the author/co-author of two monographs, Juvenile Nation: Youth, Emotions and the Making of the Modern British Citizen (Bloomsbury, 2014) and Learning How to Feel: Children’s Literature and the History of Emotional Socialization, c. 1870-1970 (Oxford University Press, 2014), and the editor of the collection, Childhood, Youth and Emotions in Modern History: National, Colonial and Global Perspectives (Palgrave, 2015). Her new research focuses on children’s education and the cultivation of hope in the First World War. It is supported by a Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada Insight Development Grant. Olsen is the general co-editor of the forthcoming 6-volume Cultural History of Youth (Bloomsbury) and the 4-volume Children, Childhood and Youth in the Long Nineteenth Century: A Global Primary Source Collection (Routledge). She co-edits the journal History of Education.

Spyros Spyrou is Professor of anthropology at the European University Cyprus. He is the author of Disclosing Childhoods: Research and Knowledge Production for a Critical Childhood Studies (Palgrave Macmillan 2018) and co-editor of Reimagining Childhood Studies (with Rachel Rosen and Dan Cook, Bloomsbury 2019) and Children and Borders (with Miranda Christou, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). He is also an associate editor of the Sage Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies, a co-editor of the journal Childhood (Sage) and a co-editor of the book series Studies in Childhood and Youth (Palgrave Macmillan).

Hanne Warming is Professor of Sociology, Childhood and Social Work, and Head of the Research Group ‘Social dynamics and change’, at the Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University in Denmark. Her research fields of expertise include childhood and youth, social work, lived citizenship, methodology and ethics in researching children and young people’s perspectives, as well as how sociological theories and analyses of social changes can both inform and be informed by childhood and youth studies which can also help to refine those theories. Professor Warming has run a number of large scale research projects, currently she is the leader of the Limo Child and youth Bevica Research Center. She has received a number of prizes and prestigious appointments: Best Project of the Year from The Joint Council for Child Issues in Denmark (2005); EU research expert on children’s rights (2008); member of the National Council for Children’s Affairs Denmark (2011); nominated as Outstanding Female Academics in the European Expert Database (2016).