Dr Anne Luke

Dr Anne Luke


I joined the School of Education in January 2018 as a Lecturer in Childhood Studies. I am member of the Childhood, Education and Social Justice Academic Group.


Research interests

My expertise is in childhood and youth in Latin America, specifically in Cuba. In particular I am interested in how childhood and youth has been constructed differently under differing political and social systems. My work, whilst using a historiographic method, is interdisciplinary in focus, drawing together the political and the cultural to demonstrate the complexity of young lives and the concept of youth. It draws on and explores a wide range of sources including newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, song lyrics, cartoons, and interviews. My work on youth in Cuba will shortly be published in my monograph Youth in Revolution: youth culture and politics in 1960s Cuba.

I am currently engaged in a new research project into the international politics of childhood with a focus on the Global South, neoliberalism and the Anthropocene era.

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Professional memberships

  • Society for Latin American Studies
  • Latin American Studies Association

Student education

I work across the BA and MA Childhood studies programmes.

Research groups and institutes

  • ICY: Inclusion, Childhood & Youth Research Centre

Current postgraduate researchers

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