Editorial Team


Asta Cekaite's research is about children's interaction, cultural socialization processes in family, school and preschool. Research areas include bilingualism, the peer group's social processes, emotions, everyday morality, and touch in social interaction. Her research has also drawn attention to the peer group's importance for socialization and how children learn from each other in different cultural activities. In an international collaboration project on families with children in Sweden and the USA, and preschools in Sweden and Japan, she studies various forms of socialization that take place in the interaction between children and adults. The combination of longitudinal approaches and detailed interaction analyzes highlights the interaction between further social processes and children's everyday actions and experiences.

Maryanne Theobald is Senior Lecturer in Education at Queensland University of Technology, (QUT). Her research interests include children’s participation in the early years, and children’s talk-in-interaction in disputes and friendships in the home, school, playground, with digital technologies and in multilingual contexts. Maryanne's methodological expertise is in qualitative approaches including ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, and participatory research using video-playback. Maryanne has experience as editor currently editing a special volume on children’s peer cultures within multilingual settings from various theoretical and methodological lenses (Emerald,2017) and has co-edited an ethnomethodological collection, Disputes in everyday life (Emerald, 2012). Maryanne is unit coordinator in various units in the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, including a foundational unit on historical and comparative perspectives in early childhood.

Book Review Editor

Editorial Board

  • Pal Aarsand, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Susan Danby, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Amy Kyratzis, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
  • Gene Lerner, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
  • Tom Muskett, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
  • Vasu Reddy, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom