Dr Sylvia  Meichsner

Dr Sylvia Meichsner

Visiting Fellow

Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC)

Languages
English, French, German, Spanish
Key Expertise
Childhood and Youth Studies, International Development

About me

Sylvia trained in sociology and social research in Germany, France and the UK. She has a particular interest in children and young people in Latin America including structures for childcare and protection in their respective historic, economic and socio-cultural context. She has conducted extensive empirical research in the Mexican-American border zone which contributes to the themes of children and borders, care work and foreign aid. Sylvia has served as an election observer in Mexican presidential elections and acted as an advisor to the Mexican ministry of public education.

Sylvia teaches childhood and youth studies and international development at The Open University and is a Senior Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy.

Expertise Details

Childhood and Youth Studies; Border Studies; International Development; Mexico; Sociological Theory; Methods of Ethnographic and qualitative research

My research