Dr Yinka Olusoga. BA (Hons), PGCE, SFHEA, PhD
Lecturer in Education
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 8183
Orchid id: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4779-574X
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.
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.
Reviewer: The International Journal of Play; The International Journal of Early Years Education; Studies in Philosophy and Education
Olusoga, Y. (2019) Younger Infants in the Elementary School: Discursively Constructing the Under-Fives in Institutional Spaces and Practices. Genealogy. Special Edition: "A British Childhood? Some Historical Reflections on Continuities and Discontinuities in the Culture of Anglophone Childhood". 3, 37 https://www.mdpi.com/2313-5778/3/3/37
Olusoga, Y. (2019) The Contemporary Context, in, P. Beckley (Ed) Supporting Vulnerable Children in the Early Years. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 13-31.
Olusoga, Y. (2019) ‘We don’t play like that here’: Social, cultural and gender perspectives on play, in, A. Brock, P. Jarvis, and Y. Olusoga. (Eds) Perspectives on Play: Learning for Life. 3e. Abingdon: Routledge. 47-80.
Olusoga, Y. and Keen, B. (2019) Play, Children and Primary Schools, in, A. Brock., P. Jarvis. and Y. Olusoga (Eds).Perspectives on Play: Learning for Life. 3e. Abingdon: Routledge. 190-224.