Literacies of dissent: learning, youth activism and social change

Project Details


Despite facing challenges such as unemployment, precarity and diminishing social services, young people around the world have taken central roles in social movements, with some facing delegitimisation and state violence. This youth-led participatory research project will explore the learning and literacy dimensions of youth activist movements in the Global South, focusing on contrasting contexts of student activism in Ethiopia and HIV/AIDs-related campaigning in the Philippines. By investigating the role of literacies in young people's voices and acts of dissent, it will contribute to critical conceptualisation of the links between youth activism, learning and social change within shrinking civil society spaces.
Effective start/end date1/01/2231/12/24


  • Leverhulme Trust: £112,887.00