Join geographer Jane Dyson to hear about her research and her current project examining the politics of educated, unemployed youth in South Asia. This includes a showing of the short Lifelines, that tells one man's story in the context of the village's rapid social and economic change. To accompany the film, Jane developed teaching resources aimed at secondary school and higher education levels.
Jane's commitment to long-term ethnographic research is mirrored in her teaching. She has won two Teaching Excellence Awards to design and teach (with David Mills) a postgraduate course titled 'Ethnographic Portraits', which draws heavily on her co-edited book Telling Young Lives: Portraits of Global Youth. She is also the co-editor (with Craig Jeffrey) for the Global Youth book series, with Temple University Press.
Before beginning her doctoral work, Jane worked for several years on research and outreach projects in Zimbabwe, Senegal, Guinea and Ethiopia, on issues including local level natural resource management, human-wildlife conflict, young people and education.