rachel rosen

Dr Rachel Rosen is an Associate Professor of Childhood in the Department of Social Science at University College London. Her work focuses on unequal childhoods, migration, and stratified social reproduction / care labour.

Rachel’s scholarship contributes to debates about the politics of children and childhood; changing adult-child relations in the context of neo-liberal migration and welfare regimes; and how and to what effect children are involved in migration processes. She is co-author of Negotiating Adult- Child Relationships in Early Childhood Research (2014, Routledge) and co-editor of Reimagining Childhood Studies (2019, Bloomsbury Academic) and Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or Foes? (2018, UCL Press).


Methodologically, her work focuses on the ethics and politics of participatory research with children and other marginalised social groups. In addition to her university-based scholarship, Rachel has worked with migrants’ rights organisations in Canada and the UK since the 1990s, including as a community researcher.

Rachel is a leading member of the education committee of Refuge in a Moving World (UCL), where she is involved in participatory projects with migrant women and children designed to open up spaces of knowledge production at UCL.

Rachel is:
  • Co-leader of the CCoM project
  • Leader Work Package 1participatory research on separated child migrants’ care relationships and caring practices
  • Leader Work Package 3‘cultural political economy’ of care for and by separated child migrants