Dr. Marlies Kustatscher (University of Edinburgh)

Marlies Kustatscher is a Lecturer in Childhood Studies and Co-Director of the Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland (CERES) in the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She is a core member of the Childhood & Youth Studies Research Group. She directs the BA in Childhood Practice and contributes to the new Early Childhood Practice and Froebel Pathway of the MSc in Education. Her research focuses on children and young people’s experiences of intersecting inequalities (race, class, gender, ethnicity, age); interdisciplinary, arts-based approaches to activism and social change; and children and young people’s human rights and participation in research and practice. She has been involved in a range of research and knowledge exchange projects on young people’s intersecting identities and inequalities, participation and rights. She is a qualified social worker and holds an MSc in Counselling Studies.

Marlies is Principal Investigator of the Phase 2 Large Grant project ‘Cuál es la verdad? (What is the Truth?) De-constructing collective memories and imagining alternative futures with young people in Chocó through music and arts’ (Colombia).

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