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Formerly known as World Cultures Graduate Group

Joshua J. Semerjian

Joshua Semerjian
Professional Title: 
Graduate Student
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Joshua’s research interests include anthropology of children, youth and family; rural, agrarian, and family economies; critical youth identities; children’s rights and citizenship; literacy and agency; care and love practices; and multimodal qualitative methods.

Joshua is a graduate student of childhood and youth studies under the guidance of Professor Robin DeLugan. His community-engaged ethnographic research with youth writers seeks to locate the connections that exist and the gaps that need to be filled to uplift the public participation of the disenfranchised. Grounded historically, emerging anthropologically and scaffolded by a critical consciousness, his work intends to contribute to scholarship on civic literacy as a force for equitable and inclusive education practices.