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 (i) Childhood Publics; (ii) ‘Good Childhoods’ and (Extra)ordinary Children; (iii) Emotional Lives; (iv) Digital Childhoods; (v) Methodological Innovation.
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.
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CIRCY Open Research Seminar
Date: Monday 27 March, 2017
Venue: Room 202, Fulton
Speaker: Dr Rebecca O'Connell, Senior Research Officer, Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education
Title: Families and Food in Austerity Britain: Early findings from a mixed methods study of families and food in hard times
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CIRCY Research-in-Progress Seminar
Date: Tuesday 28 March, 2017
Venue: Room 204, Arundel
Speaker: Fawzia Mazanderani, Doctoral researcher
Title: Navigating the ‘new South Africa’: An ethnographic study of the ‘born free’ generation in Mpumalanga
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CIRCY podcasts showcasing five examples of CIRCY’s work in methodological innovation on our Communicate page.