Profiles in "Childhood Studies" Expertise Area

  • Spinrad's research focuses on the socio-emotional development of young children, particularly the relations of children’s self-regulation abilities to children’s social adjustment.
  • Gray leads the Child Language and Literacy Laboratory which focuses on how children learn to talk, read and write.
  • Switzer's interdisciplinary research combines several fields including critical girlhood studies, critical development and globalization studies, transnational feminist theory and feminist methods.
  • Swadener 's research focuses on internationally comparative social policy, with focus on sub-Saharan Africa, impacts of neoliberal policy on local communities, and children's rights and voices.
  • Abby Loebenberg received a doctorate in Social and Cultural Anthropology from Oxford University. Her interests are the material culture of space; play and games.
  • Irene's knowledge is centered on social policy and leadership related to children and families from her experience in government administration, management and policy practice.
  • Iveta Silova is Professor and Associate Dean of Global Engagement at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU. She holds a Ph.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.