Dr Yinka Olusoga

BA (Hons), PGCE, SFHEA, PhD

School of Education

Lecturer

EDU - Yinka Olusoga
e.olusoga@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 8183

Full contact details

Dr Yinka Olusoga
School of Education
Edgar Allen House
241 Glossop Rd
Sheffield
S10 2GW
Research interests

I am a historian of childhood and education in the School of Education at the University of Sheffield. My undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle combined archaeology, medieval history and social studies. I then went on to gain a PGCE from the University of Warwick, specialising in the 4-8 age-range, and a PhD, from Leeds Beckett University. My research focuses on the discursive construction of children and childhood in the educational policy, political debate, art and popular culture, in the present and in the past.

Publications

Edited books

  • Olusoga Y, Brock A & Jarvis P (Eds.) (2018) Perspectives on Play: Learning for Life. Abingdon: Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Olusoga Y (2019) The Contemporary Environment In Beckley P (Ed.), Supporting Vulnerable Children in the Early Years (pp. 13-31). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Olusoga Y (2018) 'We don't play like that here': Social, cultural and gender perspectives on play In Brock A, Jarvis P & Olusoga Y (Ed.), Perspectives on Play: Learning for Life (pp. 47-80). Abingdon: Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Olusoga Y & Keen B (2018) Play. children and primary schools In Brock A, Jarvis P & Olusoga Y (Ed.), Perspectives on Play: Learning for Life (pp. 190-224). Abingdon: Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities

I teach on the undergraduate BA (Hons) Education, Culture and Childhood and on the Masters in Education and Masters in Early Childhood Education courses. I have worked in higher education since 2000, and before that I taught in primary schools in nursery, reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes in Birmingham, Liverpool and London.

Professional activities

Reviewer:

  • The International Journal of Play
  • The International Journal of Early Years Education
  • Studies in Philosophy and Education