Ireti Aderayo Adegbesan

Lecturer and Researcher of Human Development and Family Studies, University of North Carolina
Chapter Member: North Carolina SSN
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About Ireti

Adegbesan's research focuses on on how children come to understand their bodily rights (bodily autonomy) and how they are socialized around consent. Overarching themes in Adegbesan's writings include analyzing both context, such as socio-historical context and people’s intersectional identities, and relationships, such as those among children, parents, and teachers, with the aim of informing both practice and policy to fully understand young children bodily autonomy context. Adgebesan serves research assistant roles, project manager roles, and consulting roles.

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Research discussed by "The End of “Because I Said So”," Collaboratory on School and Child Health,
Research discussed by "Bodily Autonomy," YouTube, November 8, 2021.


"Perspectives of Appropriate Acceptance or Rejection of Affection for their Toddler and Preschool Aged Children," 2021.

Finds reflected mothers’ experiences, perspectives, beliefs, parenting philosophies and behaviors related to the following: Maternal Bodily Autonomy Socialization, Connection Between Mothers’ and Children’s Socialization, Children’s Bodily Autonomy Socialization, Maternal Advocacy, and Complexity of Violation.