Lorraine van Blerk

Lorraine van Blerk

Lorraine van Blerk (PhD, FAcSS) is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Dundee, UK. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and holds an Honorary Professorship at the Children's Institute, University of Cape Town. Her research focuses on issues of social (in)justice and (in)equality, particularly in the lives of young people. She is currently working on several major research projects including Growing up on the Streets, a multi-year longitudinal and co-produced research project with street youth in Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe, and the associated ECR Fellowship Programme which funded this collaboration and publication. Lorraine has written over 80 peer reviewed publications including the co-authored book: Children, Youth and the City (with K. Horschelmann), in the Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City Series.