Here you will find members of the CANDE SIG with attached keywords underlining their key research interest. The first members presented are those already highlighted in our recent newsletters.
Karen Parish is a PhD candidate at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. Her work is contextualised within the comparative and international education discussion surrounding the relationship between the global and the local. She takes as her theoretical framework the institutional logics perspective and explores how the global logic of human rights is embedded within the International Baccalaureate Organisation at different levels of abstraction and in different contexts. In particular she investigates how human rights is experienced and adhered to by students studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in different school learning communities in Norway and Poland.
Parish, K. (2015). Studying Global Human Rights Education. Theoretical and Empitical Approaches. Opuscula Sociologica (1), 23-55.
Natallia Sianko is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Youth, Family and Community Studies at Clemson University.
Dr. Sianko’s research interests lie in the intersection of social justice and human rights, with a special focus on orientations of adolescents to democracy. Her research examines how adolescents’ in states with different levels of democratic advancement understand democracy and citizenship and whether and to what extent this understanding is unique to local contexts. In her recent work, she examined how adolescents in post-communist countries (Belarus and Albania) think about democratic values, human rights, and citizenship responsibilities. The key question driving Sianko’s inquiry is to uncover mechanisms through which democratically-oriented citizens can make democracies more effective.
Sianko, N. (in preparation). Who will consolidate democracy in post-communist societies? Exploration of civic and political orientations of adolescents in Belarus. Sianko, N. & Small, M. A. (2016). Current trends and challenges in studies of democracy. Kontakt, 18, 1-2. DOI: 10.1016/j.kontakt.2016.01.003
Here you will find the members in our SIG and their recent publications and research interests.