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About Jessica Taft

Jessica Taft is an assistant professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is the author of Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas and is currently writing a book on intergenerational relationships and children’s political subjectivity in the Peruvian movement of working children.

Articles by Jessica Taft

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Supporting working children as social, political, and economic agents

Peru’s movement of working children offers a visionary model for collaborative, caring, and egalitarian communities where children are valued as full participants in economic, social, and political life.

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