Jessica Ringrose

Professor Jessica Ringrose teaches and conducts research in the area of Feminism, Gender and Education at the UCL Institute of Education where she leads the MA program Social Justice and Education. Dr Ringrose has an international reputation for her research on digital youth gender and sexual cultures, including issues of youth sexting and cyber-sexism. Her recent research projects include, “Documenting Digital Feminist Activism: Mapping Feminist Responses to New Media Misogyny and Rape Culture” (AHRC, with Dr. Kaitlynn Mendes, University of Leicester UK and Dr. Jessalynn Keller, University of Calgary, Canada) and “Adolescent girls’ negotiating racialised sexualization” (Society for Research on Adolescence, with Prof Deborah Tolman and Marisa Ragonese CUNY, New York, USA). Dr. Ringrose is the co-chair of the International Gender and Education Association (GEA), and co-founder of the GEA Gender Equality Leadership in Schools (GELS) Network (with Hanna Retalkack, UCL IOE and Professor Emma Renold, Cardiff University) which links academics, teachers, students and charitable organizations to support school feminism clubs in combatting sexual harassment in and around schools; and she has advised numerous UK and international organisations working on issues of gender and sexual inequalities in education. Dr. Ringrose is an author of over 65 journal articles and book chapters, editor of 4 special issues of journals and editor/author of 4 books including Post-Feminist Education? Girls and the Sexual Politics of Schooling (Routledge, 2013) and Children, Sexuality, and Sexualisation (Palgrave, 2015, edited with Dr. Emma Renold and Dr. Danielle Egan). She is currently working on a new book with Professor Emma Renold entitled: #FeministGirl: New mediations of gender and sexuality in and around schools.