Dr Dorothy Moss
About Dr Dorothy Moss
Her most recent research concerns children, immigration to the UK. This is discussed below under selected research.
She developed research concerned with childhood, social memory, space and time (2008 onwards). This drew on adult memories to examine childhood and social change in the latter half of the 20th Century. It considers arenas not usually associated with every day childrens experience, including industrial unrest, religion, policing, war, technological change and migration (see publications).
Her research into gender and higher education (1998 onwards) explores how students and staff carve out space and time for higher education. Academic action is considered in relation to the interconnected spheres of paid work, home, leisure and community (see publications).
Dorothy Moss lectures on the Childhood Studies programme but has also taught across the faculty on PG research modules. She leads the following modules:
- The Social Divisions of Childhood (level 5);
- Children Crime and Social Justice (level 6 and Masters);
- Children, Disability and Society (level 5).
She contributes to:
- Introduction to Sociology (level 4);
- Introduction to Social Policy (level 5);
- Critical thinking (levels 4, 5 and 6);
- Young people and society (level 5);
- Major independent study (level 6 and Masters); Research methods (Masters).
She supervises PhD students conducting research.
Her most recent research relates to childhood, migration, social change and social justice (2010 onwards).
The aims are to deepen social understanding of the relationship between migration and childhood and social commitment to the rights of contemporary child immigrants. It draws on the experiences of former child immigrants, legal advocates and NGO staff who currently work with children caught up in immigration controls.