Gender and Education Association co-chair, Professor Jessica Ringrose, wins prestigious award for research

GEA co-chair Professor Jessica Ringrose has received an American Educational Research Association (AERA) award for her work on gender equality.

Professor Ringrose won the Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research Award, AERA announced on the 22nd July. Established in 2006, the award recognises individuals within AERA for distinguished research, professional practice, and activities that advance public understanding of gender and/or sexuality at any level in the education community.

Professor Ringrose said: “I am thrilled to be the recipient of this award.  My research uses intersectional feminism to challenge inequity and to promote positivity, diversity and inclusion in representations and understandings of women and girls. I have been inspired by researching how young people trouble gender categories, challenge power inequities and are creating more inclusive worlds through their own digital feminist and gender activisms.”

“This year’s award winners exemplify commitment to the study and practice of education,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “We are proud to honour their outstanding scholarship and service to the education research field.”

Professor Ringrose has been the co-chair for GEA for the past five years, supporting the association’s work to raise awareness about gender equity in educational research, policy and practice internationally. The GEA Executive Committee are delighted to see Professor Ringrose’s work on gender equity recognised by AERA, the largest interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning in the United States of America.

A virtual awards celebration will take place on 12 September, where the recipients will be honoured for their work.