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Dr

Jane Dyson

Lecturer In Social Geography & D'Ment Geography
work
Youth
education
childhood
love
politics
India
Himalayas
film
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Dr

Jane Dyson

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Geographies of Youth in India
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Dr

Jane Dyson

 

Since 2002, Dr Jane Dyson has conducted ethnographic research in the Indian Himalayas examining gender, work, and social transformation from the perspective of social geography, cultural anthropology and development studies. Jane's doctoral work explored children’s everyday work relations in Uttarakhand, India and is presented in her book, Working Childhoods (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Since then, she has followed the same cohort of young people through three projects: a UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project at University of Oxford examining the politics of educated, unemployed youth in South Asia; an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project at the University of Melbourne on everyday youth prefigurative politics in India; and a new ARC Discovery Project (starting 2020) on youth, liberalism and political practice in India. From this work, Jane has published in geography and anthropology on issues including education, employment, love, and cultural and political practice. She has also directed and produced two award-winning ethnographic films: Lifelines (2014, www.lifelinesfilm.com) and Spirit (2019, www.spiritdocumentary.com). Jane received her doctorate from the University of Cambridge (2006) before teaching at the University of Washington and University of Oxford, where she also worked as Research Associate at the School of Geography and the Environment on projects related to youth and gender in India and the UK.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 29 most recent scholarly works by Jane Dyson.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Research in Film Award for 'Spirit'

UK Arts and Humanities Research Council

2019

Best Film (Cultural Category), for Spirit

Bergfilm Tegernsee

2018

Dean's Award for Excellence in Engagement

Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne

2015

Film 'Lifeslines' is winner or finalist in 17 international film festivals.

Various International Film Festivals

2015

First Prize for Outstanding International Impact

UK Economic and Social Research Council

2015

Teaching Excellence Award (for Innovative use of IT and outreach work)

University of Oxford

2013

Teaching Excellence Award (for Innovative Graduate Teaching)

University of Oxford

2012

Teaching Excellence Award (for developing graduate teaching)

University of Oxford

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Lecturer In Social Geography & D'Ment Geography

Geography

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Cambridge

Masters by Research

The University of Edinburgh

Bachelors of Science with Honours

The University of Edinburgh