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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. This includes child rights in Scotland; children’s and youth participation; cognitive theory; and empathy as developed through reading. I recently joined the journal International Research in Children's Literature as its next Executive Editor.  

Education/Academic qualification

Florida State University, College of Law

Master of Science, Universty of Edinburgh

External positions

Assistant Editor, International Research in Children's Literature

Feb 2018 → …

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feminism Social Sciences
negative dialectic Social Sciences
children's rights Social Sciences
Deaf Arts & Humanities
Deaf Culture Arts & Humanities
human rights Social Sciences
autonomy Social Sciences
regulation Social Sciences

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Projects 2017 2018

Activities 2017 2018

  • 3 Other
  • 1 Organiser of special symposia
  • 1 Editorial board member
  • 1 Oral presentation

International Research in Children's Literature (Journal)

Simpson, J. K. (Editor)
2018 → …

Activity: Editorial board member

Carnival and the Paranormal: Queer Identities in YA Novels

Simpson, J. K. (Speaker)
24 May 2018

Activity: Oral presentation