Marit Ursin is an anthropologist who studies marginalized young people in Latin America. She is an associate professor in childhood studies at the Norwegian Centre for Child Research, which is at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has executed a longitudinal ethnographic study with young people on the verge of adulthood who live on the street in Salvador, Brazil. In addition, Ursin has worked with children in institutional settings in Mexico. She is now studying the impact of the drug trade on young people’s everyday lives in deprived neighborhoods in urban Brazil. Apart from research, Ursin teaches courses on children and development, and children’s rights, with a particular focus on Latin America and Africa.