Dr Anne Luke
- Position: Lecturer in Childhood Studies
- Areas of expertise: Childhood studies; childhood and youth in global contexts; Latin American Studies; Cuban Studies; the history of childhood and youth
- Email: A.C.Luke@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 3791
- Location: 2.07a Hillary Place
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.
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.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- Society for Latin American Studies
- Latin American Studies Association
I work across the BA and MA Childhood studies programmes.
Research groups and institutes
- Centre for Childhood, Education and Social Justice