Virginia Morrow


Virginia Morrow is a sociologist and has carried out various studies with children and young people since 1988. Her interests are sociology and history of childhood, ethics and methods of research with children, child labour/children's work, children's environments and social capital, children's rights and participation, violence affecting children and young people.

She is Visiting Professor at UCL Institute of Education, London, UK. She was Deputy Director of Young Lives ( from 2011 to 2017, based at University of Oxford (Department of International Development). Prior to that she was Programme Leader of the MA Sociology of Childhood & Children’s Rights at the Institute of Education, University of London. She has also worked as a researcher at the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and at Brunel University. She has sat on numerous advisory groups and committees.

She was Co-Editor of Childhood: a journal of global child research, published by Sage Publications in collaboration with the Norwegian Centre for Child Research, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, 2006-2016.