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Appointment
  • Teaching Fellow on the BA Education Studies
  • IOE - Education, Practice & Society
  • UCL Institute of Education
  • Lecturer in Education
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

I am a Lecturer in Education at UCL Institute of Education in the department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment. I also work as a UCL Teaching Fellow on both the BA Education Studies and the MA in Sociology of Education and on both of these courses I specialise in modules related to gender, sexuality and feminism in education. I have ten years experience of teaching in secondary schools around London as well as four years experience of running feminism clubs for teenagers.

Research Summary

Young people's identification with feminism in the forms of online and offline activism is on the rise. My PhD research is focused on this 'fourth wave' of feminists who are engaging with feminisms through social media sites and starting up feminism clubs and societies within their schools in order to discuss and tackle everyday sexism. In light of the Women and Equalities Committee 2016 report into the normalisation of sexual abuse of girls in schools in which teachers and students are said to 'condone sexual harassment', this study explores the ways in which this culture is actively challenged within schools. It critically engages with contrasting theorisations of the current resurgence in young people's engagement with the politics of gender and sexuality. Empirically, the research is an examination of feminism groups across six diverse school settings in England, and the associated activist projects in which members of these groups participate. Can we interpret feminism groups in schools as new and productive forms of activism? And / or do these sites replicate the regulation of young women via consumerist media culture and narrow visions of equity as success in the job market? This project also explores feminism groups in boys' schools and engages with the ways that feminism is negotiated through dominant modes of masculinity in these schools. 

Teaching Summary

Lecturer in Education in department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (UCL Institute of Education)

Teaching Fellow on MA module Gender, Sexuality and Education (UCL Institute of Education)

Teaching Fellow on BA module Gender, Sexuality and Feminisms in Everyday Life (UCL Institute of Education)


Appointments
18-FEB-2019 Lecturer in Education Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2018 Teaching Fellow MA in Sociology of Education Education, Practice and Society UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2017 Teaching Fellow BA Education Studies Education, Practice and Society UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom
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