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Sociology of Childhood and Youth

Our aim is to foster, and encourage dialogue between, Canadian scholars interested in the sociology of children, childhood and youth, with a particular focus on scholarship prioritizing the experiences and perspectives of children and youth within broader social structures and inequalities.

We have an active listserv where we share information about upcoming workshops, job postings, and relevant events about the sociology of children, childhood, and youth. To join, please email Rebecca Raby .

Previous workshops have included:

  • Tactics for Teaching: Pedagogical Practices in Child and Youth Studies (December 12, 2023)
  • Centring Children’s Lives: Responding to Parental Rights Discourse (October 23, 2023)
  • Managing Burnout (April 13, 2023)
  • Research Methodology in the Sociology of Childhood and Youth Studies (October 14, 2022)


Reflections on researching ‘race’ with children, with Dr. Rachel Berman