Dr Zinnia Mevawalla
Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies
Cass School of Education and Communities
Zinnia is a senior lecturer in the Cass School of Education and Communities. She teaches on the Early Childhood Studies and Special Education Needs programmes at the undergraduate level. Zinnia is primarily interested in research conducted with young children and families in diverse, marginalised and disadvantaged contexts. Her focus is on research in early childhood that explores resistance, social justice, critical consciousness and inclusive education .
Reviewer for the Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS)
Member of the Asia Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC)
Mevawalla, Z. (September 9, 2014). Resistance/Defiance: Young children's critical consciousness and the role of opposition - possibilities for social justice. Paper presented at the EECERA Conference, University of Crete, Crete, Greece.
Hayden, J., Britt, C., Mevawalla, Z., & Palkhiwala, S. (June 12, 2013). The game-changers: Towards a redefined notion of quality ECE through the meaningful participation of children in research projects. Paper presented at the OMEP Conference, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
Hayden, J., Britt, C., Palkhiwala, S., & Mevawalla, Z. (July 8, 2012). This is who we are! How very young children from marginalised groups perceive their place in the world. Paper presented at the Childhood: A person's project Conference, Mansfield College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Hayden, J., Britt, C., Mevawalla, Z., & Palkhiwala, S. (July 4, 2012). The other side of the mirror: Children's participation in moving beyond prevailing discourses of children and childhood. Paper presented at the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Censier Campus, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris, France.
Mevawalla, Z. (2013). The crucible: Adding complexity to the question of social justice in early childhood development. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 14(4), 290-299. doi: 10.2304/ciec.2013.14.4.290
Hayden, J., Mevawalla, Z., Britt, C., & Palkhiwala, S.(2013). Complexity theory, early childhood development and social justice: Creating a space for children's voices. In C. Basu & V. Anderson-Patton (Eds.), Children and childhood: Practices and perspectives. In R. Fisher, L. Howard & K. Montieth (Series Eds.), Probing the boundaries (pp. 217-227). Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
Mevawalla, Z., & Hadley, F. (2012). The advocacy of educators: Perspectives from early childhood. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 37(1), 74-80.
Whiteman, P., De Gioia, K., & Mevawalla, Z. (2012). Perspectives. In P. Whiteman & K. De Gioia (Eds.), Children and Childhoods 1: Perspectives, places and practices (pp. 1- 15). Newcastle on Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
ED4009 Perspectives of Early Childhood Development
ED4034 Pedagogy: Supporting Development in the Early Years
ED5000: Social, Mental and Emotional Health Issues
ED6007: Early Childhood Research Dissertation
ED6014: Children, Culture and Globalisation