Hans Skott-Myhre, Ph.D.

Faculty of Social Sciences - Child and Youth Studies

Hans Skott-Myhre, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Not available to supervise. May be available for Graduate Committee

Dr. Skott-Myhre is an interdisciplinary cultural theorist whose primary research area is the development of models of child and youth work that promote new political possibilities for youth-adult collaboration that challenge global capitalist empire. His research includes the investigation of new forms of community, identity, body practices, and creative expression that hold potential for resistance or flight for youth and adults working towards common political purposes. As a cultural theorist he uses popular culture such as films, “zines”, posters, fashion, novels, and music in combination with academic texts to explore his research interests. He has a strong interest in qualitative research and holds a Ph.D. in Work Community and Family Education from the University of Minnesota with a dissertation that focused on globalization, punks and skinheads and is completing a second doctorate in Cultural Studies with a focus on revolutionary subjectivity. He has taught in the areas of Psychology, Social Work, Youth Studies, Philosophy and Cultural Studies.

Research Interests

  • Globalization and Youth Politics
  • Radical Youth Work
  • Youth Subcultures
  • Philosophy of Child and Youth Studies
  • Body Practices and Creative Force of Childhood and Youth
  • Children,Youth, and Popular Culture
  • Qualitative and ethnographic research methods
  • Post-colonial/post-capitalist subjectivity

(A representative sample of scholarly achievements)

Recent Publications


Skott-Myhre, H.A. and Little, J.N. (Eds). (2014). Troubling Multiculturalism. New York: Routledge.
Gharabaghi, K., Krueger, M., and Skott-Myhre, H.A. (Eds). (2014). With children. Wilfred Laurier University Press.
Richarson C. and Skott-Myhre H.A. (Eds) (2014) Habitus of the hood. New York: Intellect Press.
Skott-Myhre, H.A. (2008). Youth and subculture: Creating new spaces for radical youth work. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Book Chapters:
Skott-Myhre, H.A. (2012) Resistance to the present: Dead Prez. In C. Richardson and H.Skott-Myhre (Eds). Habitus of the hood. New York: Intellect Press.
Skott-Myhre, H.A. and Tarulli, D. (2011) Immanent Law and the Juridical.In J.N. Erni (Ed).Cultural studies of rights: Critical articulations. London: Routledge.
Skott-Myhre, H.A. and Tarulli, D. (2008). Becoming-child: Ontology, immanence, and the production of child and youth rights. In T. Oneill and D. Zinga (Eds) Child rights: theory and practice. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Skott-Myhre, H.A. (In press). Serious play: Youth and the deployment of culturally subversive sign within postmodern capitalism. In J. Wyn and R. White. Handbook of childhood and youth studies. New York: Springer

Skott-Myhre, H.A. (in press) Marx, ideology and the unconscious. Annual Review of Critical Psychology.

Little J.N. and Skott-Myhre, H.A. (2012). Preface: Troubling Multi-culturalism. Child and Youth Services. Vol. 33 No. 3-4, 175-177.

Skott-Myhre, H.A. and Little, J.N. (2012). Sketching the Outlines: CYC Multi-culturalism(?) Child and Youth Services. Vol 33 No. 3-4, 329-344.

Skott-Myhre, H.A. (2012). Fleeing Identity: Towards a Revolutionary Politics of Relationship. Child and Youth Services. Vol 33 No. 3-4, 345-353.

de Finney, S., Gharabaghi, K, Little, C., and Skott-Myhre, H.A. (2012) Conversing about conversations in child and youth care. International Journal of Child Youth and Family Studies. Vol. 3 No. 2-3, 128-145.
Skott-Myhre, H.A. (2012) The Question of Doors. International Journal of Child Youth and Family Studies. Vol 3 No. 2-3, 316-330.
Skott-Myhre K. and Skott-Myhre H. (2011). Theorizing and applying child and youth care as a political praxis of care. Relational Child and Youth Care Practice. Vol. 24 No. 1-2, 42-52.
Skott-Myhre H.A. and Taylor C. (2011) Autism: Schizo of Postmodern Capital Deleuze Studies . Vol. 5, 35-48