Externado Professor is internationally recognized for his research on working children and adolescents throughout the world

We refer to Italian Professor Giampietro Schibotto, director of the Child and Family Studies of our House of Studies Center for Research on Social Dynamics.

Schibotto, a member of the Externado Social and Human Sciences Faculty for over seven years, has carried out significant research and publications on children-related issues; particularly, working children.   The Professor has devoted his life to the discourse of working children and education, from diversity.

The Professor is frequently invited to congresses, seminars, and classes at universities in Bolivia, Argentina, Cuba, and Peru, among others. He received an honorary title as a visiting professor at the University of Havana, Cuba.

The professor-researcher is a consultant for the Movimiento Latinoamericano de Niños y Adolescentes Trabajadores (MOLANATS), (Latin American Movement for Working Children), and supports different organizations’ movements for working children in several Latin American countries.

Among his publications are “Infancia, educación y trabajo: evaluación de una relación compleja” (Childhood, education, and work: evaluation of a complex relationship), book edited and published by the Externado. He is also the author of the article “Educar desde la diversidad” (Teaching from diversity). One of his main academic and social objectives is to decolonize children’s discourse and integrate the multiple childhoods concept. With his research, he seeks to set aside what he believes is a simplified discourse of the social problem of working children. Giampietro Schibotto has been dedicated to conducting fieldwork with children in marginalized sectors of Peru and Bolivia.

In November 2017, the Professor visited the Argentine University FCPyS (Faculty of Political and Social Sciences) where he presented the module “Niñas, niños como sujetos políticos y económicos” (Children as political and economic subjects).  In the same month, he made academic visits to La Paz, Bolivia, and presented photos of working children and public policies.