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Jessica Taft

Jessica Taft

Jessica K. Taft is a Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  She is an interdisciplinary youth studies scholar whose work focuses on the political lives of children and youth, and the author of "Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas" and "The Kids are in Charge: Activism and Power in Peru's Movement of Working Children."

Jessica Taft
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, including Emma Gonzalez (C), stand together on stage with other young victims of gun violence at the March for Our Lives rally on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
City Rising

How Youth Are Taking the Lead in Issues Local to Global

Young people have a pivotal role in some of today's biggest issues. See how their voices have helped shaped movements around the world.
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