We study childhood in different contexts. We are interested in the children’s perspective therefore we try to do research with children rather than research on children. We are trying to understand how it is to be a child in modern societies.
We believe in the power of interdisciplinary childhood studies. Our background is in anthropology and sociology, but we also use methods developed in psychology, law, and literature studies. We want to study those issues that are usually overlooked or marginalized.
We are interested in the ethical issues of research with children and the question of children’s participation. We see children as actors actively creating the social world.
We understand childhood as contextual and in flux. We therefore do not speak about one childhood, but rather about different childhoods.
We work at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the University of Warsaw.