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Associate Professor Hernán Cuervo

Hernán Cuervo is an Associate Professor in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and Deputy Director of the Youth Research Centre, at The University of Melbourne.
Associate Professor Hernán Cuervo

His research interests focus on sociology of youth, specifically in relation to youth transitions; on rural young lives, focusing on the tension between youth aspirations and belonging; and on theory of justice applied to rural educational issues.

His most recent research project has focused on attraction and retention of teachers in rural schools. He is an editorial board member for the “Journal of Research in Rural Education” (Penn State University, USA) and is the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Applied Youth Studies (Springer). Learn more about this research project.

His most recent books are:

“Young People Making It Work: Continuity and Change in Rural Places” (MUP, 2012)
“Understanding Social Justice in Rural Education” (Palgrave, 2016)
“Youth, Inequality and Social Change in the Global South” (Springer, 2019)