Jessica Ringrose is Professor of Sociology of Gender and Education, at the UCL Institute of Education. She teaches in the areas of social justice, gender, sexuality and feminist qualitative research.
Her recent research explores youth digital gender and sexual cultures and teens’ uses of social media. She has been part of collaborative research projects funded by UK, Canadian, Australian, USA and European funding bodies. Her current research projects are: ‘Documenting Digital Feminist Activism: Mapping Feminist Responses to New Media Misogyny and Rape Culture’ (AHRC, with Dr Kaitlynn Mendes, University of Leicester and Dr Jessalynn Keller, University of East Anglia); “Gender Matters: Young people’s experience of gender” (Office of Children’s Commissioner, England, with Prof Emma Renold, Cardiff University, Prof Carolyn Jackson, Lancaster University and Dr Sara Bragg University of Brighton), and “Adolescent girls’ negotiating sexualization” (Society for Research on Adolescence, with Prof Deborah Tolman, CUNY, New York, USA).
She runs the UK ‘Feminism in Schools Network’ a project that links secondary school teachers and students with academics to run after school and lunch feminism groups. She has acted as academic advisor and consultant on gender equality for numerous organisations, including WOMANKIND worldwide, the NSPCC, the Anti-Bullying Alliance, the UK Home Office ‘Body Confidence Campaign’ and ‘Sexualisation of Young People Review’.
Her books and reports include: Rethinking Gendered Regulations and Resistances in Education (Routledge, 2011, edited); A Qualitative Study of Children, Young People and ‘Sexting’ (2012, London: NSPCC, with Rosalind Gill, Sonia Livingstone and Laura Harvey); Post-Feminist Education?: Girls and the sexual politics of schooling (Routledge, 2013); Deleuze and Research Methodologies, (EUP, 2013 edited with Rebecca Coleman); and Children, Sexuality, and Sexualisation (Palgrave, 2015, edited with Emma Renold and Danielle Egan).