Doris Kakuru

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My name is Doris M. Kakuru (she/her). I am affiliated with the University of Victoria as Associate Professor and Director (acting) at the school of Child and Youth Care. Before joining Uvic in 2020, I worked at Carleton University and prior to that, I worked as Associate professor in Child studies in Uganda. I am an interdisciplinary social scientist working on various themes in the broad area of children’s geographies and their bearing on social justice and child protection. I hold a PhD in social sciences (Wageningen University), MPhil in Social Anthropology (University of Bergen), and B.A in Sociology (Makerere University). You can learn more about me at

Stepping boldly into leading with children and youth to create a better future for us all.


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