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Prof Jenny Parkes
Room 581
20 Bedford Way
Tel: +44 (0)20 7612 6557
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  • Professor of Education, Gender and International Development
  • IOE - Education, Practice & Society
  • UCL Institute of Education

My teaching and research are in the field of education, gender and international development. My research focuses on the relationship between violence, gender andinequalities in young people’s lives, and the role of education, with researchstudies in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Mozambique, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo,Ethiopia, Zambia and Uganda, as well as in the UK. Some of my recent projectshave been in the field of research into school-related gender-based violence(SRGBV) prevention and response, and a distinctive feature of the research hasbeen innovative partnerships with colleagues working in UN agencies,governments and NGOs. I co-lead CEID, the Centre for Education and International Development, within IOE's Department for Education, Practice and Society. 

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Teaching Summary

I participate in teaching the MA Education, Gender and International Development, and teach MA modules in:

  • Gender, Education and Development (MA module).
  • Education and International Development: Concepts, Theories and Issues
  • Education, Conflict and Peace 

Doctoral supervision (current):

Lucia Quintero Tamez  Policy enactment as cross-cultural dialogue: a distended case approach of how policies on violent discipline in schools circulate and change among middle actors in Côte d’Ivoire.

Angelique Mulholland Exploring the relationship between gender subjectivities and educational capabilities of adult male prison leavers

Lottie Howard-Merrill Forced marriage in the UK, and the role of schools

Mohamed Elshirazy The reproduction of political agency for activists in post 2014 Egypt: an account of ignorance as a necessity for politics in traumatic contexts

Completed PhDs:

Ellen Turner (2021) Doing and undoing gender violence in schools: An examination of gender violence in two primary schools in Uganda and approaches for sustainable prevention

Kathryn Kashyap (2020) Negotiating narratives: exploring the complexities of Somali boys’ and girls’ learner identities around notions of ‘educational help’

Charlotte Nussey (2019) Adult education, gender and violence in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sadia Ashraf (2019) Parents’ Views About their Children’s Education and Future in Pakistan

Niousha Roshani (2018) Beyond Child Soldiering: Children as Creative Entrepreneurs in Contexts of Violence in Colombia

Emily Henderson (2016) Eventful gender: an ethnographic exploration of gender knowledge production at international academic conferences 

Sally Swift (2013) Thoughts, feelings and perceptions of an inner-city London community regarding the role of the school in preventing and protecting children and young people from crime (EdD)

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