Dr Jo-Anne Dillabough is a Reader in the Sociology of Young People and Global Cultures, in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. Her primary research focus rests upon economically and racially marginalized young people living in ‘global cities’, the ways in which they experience and navigate education and the urban landscape and barriers they face in accessing fundamental human rights.
She is particularly interested in youth subcultures in global contexts and the ways in which they are shaped by wider social forces associated with austerity, migration, ethnicity and social class. Currently she is working on a project related to youth, security and surveillance in Tottenham, UK and Cape Town, South Africa. She has also done extensive work on youth and social exclusion in Canada and Australia.