Aireen Grace Andal
I’m a PhD researcher under a Double-PhD track in Social Sciences (Macquarie University, Australia) and Social Philosophy (Ural Federal University, Russian Federation). I’m also a research fellow at the Centre of Global Urbanism (Ural Federal University). My research pays particular attention to children’s use of urban spaces and the importance of children as co-creators of knowledge in urbanity. Majority of my academic engagements involve children’s voices on the urban spaces they occupy, with emphasis on slum-dwelling communities in the global South. Some of my recent publications include topics in the fields of children’s geographies, childhood studies, and urban and regional studies, while serving as a reviewer of manuscripts related to global childhood studies. I’m a scholar for and with children and their spaces. My academic life is devoted to making children’s voices heard, their insights acknowledged, and their lives seen—matters that are hitherto often dismissed.
- Andal, A. G. (2023). Children and urban vitalism amidst transitions: Perspectives from slum-dwelling children in the Philippines. Cities, 135, 104221 [online first] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264275123000331
- Andal, A. G. (2023). Nomadic boat-dwelling children of Southeast Asia: Discourses on the Sama-Bajau children and implications on decentring child migration studies. Children & Society [online first] https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/chso.12686
- Andal, A. G. (2022). Children’s Spaces in Pages: Examining Spatiality in COVID-19-themed children’s books. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. https://doi.org/10.1177/14687984221118981