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Josh Simpson


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Personal profile

Research Interests

Queer identities and child rights in youth literature; human rights discourses; literary theory and criticism. 

Academic / Professional qualifications

MSc (Distinction), University of Edinburgh 

Academic / Professional qualifications

Juris Doctor, Florida State University College of Law (2007)

Personal Statement

I am interested in queer identities in youth literature from a human rights perspective, with a particular focus on queer rights and legal debates in the UK. Prior to returning to university for a PhD, I practiced law in the US for ten years. I have taught at the university-level as a tutor and am also the Executive Editor of the journal International Research in Children's Literature. 

Education/Academic qualification

Florida State University, College of Law

Master of Science, Universty of Edinburgh

External positions

Executive Editor, International Research in Children's Literature

Feb 2018 → …

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Queerness Arts & Humanities
Deaf Arts & Humanities
Deaf Culture Arts & Humanities
Embodiment Arts & Humanities
Fiction Arts & Humanities
Sexual Arts & Humanities
Discourse Arts & Humanities
Literary Theory Arts & Humanities

Activities 2017 2019

Transatlantic Conversations: Research on Diversity in Youth Literature

Josh Simpson (Organiser)
8 Aug 201910 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

Radical Young People’s Literature and Culture

Josh Simpson (Speaker)
29 Mar 201930 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference