Profiles in "Childhood Studies" Expertise Area

  • 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 and a Master's in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography from Oxford University. Her interests are the material culture of space; play and games.
  • Dr. Bryce examines the role of contextual factors in children's academic success during early childhood and works to apply advanced statistical modeling techniques to salivary biomarker data.
  • Professor of Practice Irene Burnton's area of expertise is social policy, leadership and administration related to children and families. An ASU grad, she has 30+ years of experience in government administration, management and policy development.