School of Education and Social Work

Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY)

Welcome to the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth

The Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY) brings together research, scholarship and expertise in the arena of childhood and youth. It is an interdisciplinary, pan-university research centre, involving members from the social sciences, arts, humanities and professional fields including social work, law, education and health.

In addition to its University of Sussex membership, CIRCY benefits from an international advisory group which includes academics and policy and professional experts in the field of childhood and youth. CIRCY is directed by Professor Janet Boddy and Dr Michelle Lefevre.

Research within the Centre is conducted within the themes of (i) Digital Youth, (ii) A Good Childhood?, (iii) Extraordinary Children, (iv) Emotional Lives, and (v) Childhood publics.

Our aim is to create a space for dialogue, collaboration, creativity and capacity-building - supporting new research and knowledge exchange. CIRCY provides a stimulating environment for doctoral students working in the area of childhood, youth and family studies and a destination for visiting academics and opinion formers.

Don't miss ...

Date: Monday 6 February, 2017  
Time: 5-6.30pm   
Venue: TBA
Speaker: Dr Ben Fincham, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Sussex
Title: TBA
Seminar promo: to follow

See details of more upcoming CIRCY-hosted events on our Events page

Twitter

The Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth is an inter-disciplinary research centre at the University of Sussex.

RT @SussexCIE: 'Doing' Reflexivity in Research-@SussexUni @SussexCIE @SussexCIRCY PhDs present at BSA PGday (gr8/reflexive way to… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

RT @OurFutureCityBH: Join us at @AttenboroughCtr this Dec for @SussexCIRCY's free & festive research event! Full programme now online:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

RT @yloxford: Our India country director @RenusabSingh enjoys teen drama @AdhaFull because it challenges what a 'good' boy & 'go… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

RT @JanetBoddy: . @SussexCIRCY helped create this Writing Into Meaning group - w/ blogs that are great resources for any researcher: writingintomeaning.wordpress.com

RT @sussex_alumni: Be sure to watch C4's #kidsontheedge tonight, the last in a powerful series featuring episodes directed by… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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Contact

CIRCY Director:
Professor Janet Boddy
T +44 (0)1273 872768
E J.M.Boddy@sussex.ac.uk

CIRCY Co-Director:

Dr Michelle Lefevre
T +44 (0)1273 877656
E M.Lefevre@sussex.ac.uk

CIRCY Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant:

Elsie Whittington
E ew99@sussex.ac.uk

Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY)
School of Education and Social Work
Essex House
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton
BN1 9QQ