Elizabeth Olson

Ethics – Young People – Care

I’m a Professor of Geography and Global Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. I also currently serve as department Chair. My interests are broadly encompassed by the words above – ethics, care, and young people –  often in relation to the production and experience of inequality and intergenerationality. For the past eight years I’ve shifted my research toward understanding historical and contemporary caregiving by young people in the U.S. and the future of care.

Potential PhD applicants: I am especially interested in recruiting graduate students to work on projects related to child and youth geographies, care and caregiving (ethics, economics and politics), and ethics. I also continue to work with students with interests and expertise in religiosity and spirituality.

I’ve designed this site to make it easier to access things like publications, new projects, old projects, student work, and other ideas. If you are looking for something and don’t see it, or you are interested in something that you see and would like to learn more, please send me an email: eaolson@email.unc.edu

“…our relation to the world is one of concern.” (Andrew Sayer)