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Yr Athro Emma Renold

Yr Athro Emma Renold

Professor of Childhood Studies

Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol

Email:
renold@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29208 76139
Fax:
+44 (0)29 208 74175
Location:
2.34 Glamorgan Building, Glamorgan Building

Emma Renold is Professor in Childhood Studies at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, Wales. She is the author of Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities (2005), the co-founder of youngsexualities.org and was co-editor of the journal Gender and Education (2006-2012). Working with feminist, queer and post-constructionist theories her research explores young gendered and sexual subjectivities across diverse institutional sites and public spaces. Her current research projects include:

  1. exploration of bodies, affect, subjectivity and movement in a community multi-media ethnography of girls$acirc;   and boys$acirc;   negotiations of place and space in a semi-rural post-industrial locale - KLiC Project $acirc;   Young People and Place.
  2. qualitative exploration of pre-teen sexualities and relationship cultures (age 10-13) in rural and urban south wales.

Research interests include:

Participatory methodologies with children and young people$acirc; ¨Ethnography, creative methods, multi-media/multi-sensory, critical reflexivity, psycho-social.

Young masculinities, femininities and sexualities$acirc; ¨Subjectivity;   relationship cultures;   sexualisation debates; gender and education; 'real'/virtual socialities; locality and spatiality.

Marginalisation, pathologisation and young abject subjects$acirc; ¨Children in/ leaving care; children, social class and poverty;   gendered/sexualised bullying and violence.

Critical theory$acirc; ¨New materialist feminist theory, queer theory, feminist post-constructionist, post-humanist.

Research produced by Professor Renold also featured in the February 2012 edition of Cardiff News, where she discusses the impact that an increasingly sexualised culture has on young people, particularly young girls from the South Wales Valleys. An electronic version of the article is available here.

Current Writing

"Hold her down!": exploring the gaming of gender and sexual violence in between boys and girls in the early years (with Naomi Holford and Tuija Huuki)

What can a kiss do?: theorizing the power plays in young children$acirc;  s sexual cultures (with Naomi Holford, Open University and Tuija Huuki, University of Oulu)

Transversal subjectivity: Applying Deleuze and Guattari's BwO to theorise a young girl's becoming in a post industrial locale (with Gabrielle Ivinson, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University)

$acirc;  F**k rape!$acirc;  : Exploring affective intensities in a feminist research assemblage (with Jessica Ringrose, Institute of Education, University of London)

Current Research

Young Sexualities, Equalities and Well-Being (funded by Cardiff University, NSPCC, Children$acirc;  s Commissioner$acirc;  s Office for Wales)

Current ESRC Seminar Series

Forthcoming Special Issues

Feminism, Contemporary Girlhood and $acirc;  Sexualization$acirc;  , Feminist Theory (2013)

ESRC Seminar series: 'Pornified? Complicating the debates about the sexualisation of culture'
Seminar 5: Girls, Sexuality and Sexualisation: Beyond spectacle and sensationalism.
Dr Emma Renold and Dr. Jessica Ringrose, Institute of Education, University of London:
Theorising and researching teen-girls$acirc;   sexual cultures in an era of $acirc;  sexualisation$acirc;  : beyond the moral panic.

Academic Employment

  • Sept, 2012 Professor in Childhood Studies (School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University)
  • Sept, 2009 Reader in Childhood Studies (School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University)
  • Sept, 2006 Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies (School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University)
  • Sept, 2003     Lecturer in Childhood Studies (School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University)
  • Sept, 2000-3     Full-time Lecturer (Social Work, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University) - three year fixed term contract
  • Mar, 2000     Education Research Fellow (0.5, job share) (School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University)
  • May 1999-Jan 2000     Research Associate (School of Social Sciences): Secured funding (from NSPCC) to undertake a literature review on 'Child Pornography and the Exploitation of Children' ( £6000)
  • Oct 1998-Apr 1999     Part-time Research Officer (0.4) MRC-funded project entitled 'Women's experience of breast related problems' (University of Wales, College of Medicine)
  • Oct 1998-Apr 2000     Part-time Research Officer (0.5) ESRC-funded project $acirc;  Peer Violence in Children$acirc;  s Homes$acirc;   (part of Violence Research Programme).

Education and Qualifications

  • 1994-1999     PhD in Sociology of Education (School of Education, Cardiff University) Title: $acirc;  Presumed Innocence: An Ethnographic Exploration into the Construction of Gender and Sexual Identities in the Primary School.
  • 1994-1995     Diploma in Social Science Research Methods (School of Education, Cardiff University)
  • 1991-1994     English literature/Education BA - First class honours (Cardiff University)

PhD Students

Completed

  • Dr Alexandra Allan (full-time) 1+3 ESRC Studentship. $acirc;  Struggling for Success: An Ethnographic Exploration of the Construction of Young  Femininities in a Selective, Single-Sex School$acirc;   (co-supervised with Amanda Coffey)
  • Dr David Mellor (full-time) 1+3 ESRC Studentship; 'Playground Romance: An ethnography of children's investments in romantic love.' (co-supervised with Debbie Epstein)
  • Dr Nicola Critchlow   (full-time) 1+3 ESRC Studentship: Children's representations of authority figures in the home and school (co-supervised with Sally Holland and Raya Jones)
  • Dr Nika Varvara (Full-time) Bullying and children with special needs (co-supervised with Raya Jones)
  • Dr Kelly Buckley (full-time) 1+3 ESRC Studentship. $acirc;  'Keeping it Real: Young working class femininities and celebrity culture' (co-supervised with Bella Dicks)
  • Dawn Mannay (full-time) 1+3 ESRC Studentship $acirc;  Mothers and daughters on the margins: gender, generation and education$acirc;   (co-supervised with Bella Dicks and John Fitz)
  • Tabitha Ong (part-time) The Role of Global Values in Regard to the Family Life Cycle in Hong Kong with Specific Regard to Young Adults$acirc;   Perception of Marriage, Parenthood and Family Responsibility in Late Modernity (co-supervised with Andy Pithouse)
  • Naomi Holford (full-time) +3 ESRC Studentship $acirc;  Normative abuse: investigating issues of gender and power in heterosexualised violence within teenage partner relationships$acirc;   (co-supervised with Amanda Robinson)
  • Mike Ward (full-time) +3 ESRC Studentship $acirc;  The performance of young working class masculinities in the South Wales valleys$acirc;   (Co-supervised with Debbie Epstein)

Ongoing

  • Jennifer Smith (full-time) +3 ESRC Studentship Gender and Sexuality in the Early Years: An Ethnography (co-supervised with Debbie Esptein)
  • Josie Austin (full-time) +3 ESRC Studentship $acirc;  Young people and sexual learning in an era of $acirc;  sexualisation$acirc;   $acirc;   A mixed-methods approach$acirc;   (Co-supervised with Sara MacBride-Stewart)
  • Hannah Iqbal (full-time) 1+3 ESRC Studentship $acirc;  Refugee Children in Britain: a Study of Wellbeing, Integration and Resilience$acirc;   (Co-supervised with Gareth Williams)
  • Ian Thomas (full-time) +3 ESRC Studentship (Homo)sex out of the city: the digital cultures of rural men who have sex with men (co-supervised with Matthew Williams)
  • Helen Sivey (full-time) self-funded, Growing up queer: non-heterosexual maturity narratives (co-supervised with Radikah Mohanram, ENCAP)

Projects

Please visit the Projects Page.

Major National and International Conference Organization

Anrhydeddau a Dyfarniadau

Aelodaethau proffesiynol

Capacity-building in Innovative Qualitative Research Methods

The Cardiff QUALITI node (National Centre for Research Methods) has involved extensive research capacity building across the social sciences (e.g. seminar series, training workshops etc.). QUALiti and WISERD funded projects continues to contribute significantly here. See latest seminar, $acirc;  Exlporing the use of visual media in the communication of research findings$acirc;

Peer Review Experience (grants, articles, book proposals)

I regularly review government-funded grant proposals, book proposals, international studentships and journal articles for a range of international journals, including: Gender and Education, International Journal of Childhood Studies, Sex Education, Sexualities, British Education Research Journal, International Journal of Social Science Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Educational Review, Sociological Research On-line, SIGNS, Feminism and Psychology, YOUNG, Girlhood Studies.

Journal Editor

I was co-editor of the international journal Gender and Education (2006-2012). This journal now produces 8 issues per year and is ranked 3rd highest of all UK education journals and 31st of the top 100 educational journals worldwide.

Editorial Board Membership

I am editorial board member of five international journals: International Journal of Girlhood Studies (Canada), Thymos: International Journal of Boyhood Studies (USA), International Journal of Lesbian and Gay Youth (USA), Gender and Education (UK), Journal of Masculinities and Social Change (Spain).

Professional Membership

  • 2006-9   Sexualities Special Interest Group Convenor for British Educational Research Association
  • 2005-13   Executive committee member of Gender and Education Association

Member of the following associations: European Sociological Association, American Education Research Association, British Education Research Association, British Sociological Association, International Children$acirc;  s Research Network, Onscenity Network, Cardiff Feminist Network.

Advisory Roles

  • Advisor to Governmental Commissioned research:   $acirc;  Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood in Ireland$acirc;   (2013)
  • Cross-party committee on $acirc;  Children, Sexualities, $acirc;  sexualisation$acirc;   and Equalities (Welsh Government)
  • Academic Advisor (2009-2010) for Open University Press textbook: Equality, Participation and Inclusion: Diverse Perspectives   (by Jon Rix, Melanie Nind, Kieron Sheehy and Katy Simmons (2010, OUP).
  • Violence Against Girls and Women (Cardiff)
  • ALLIES: Teachers$acirc;   and Parents$acirc;   Alliance for Early Violence Prevention in Preschool, (EU-funded, DAPHNE III Programme) 2010-2012, Research Consultant, $acirc; 8K

Safleoedd academaidd blaenorol

  • Sept, 2012 Professor in Childhood Studies (School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University)
  • Sept, 2009 Reader in Childhood Studies (School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University)
  • Sept, 2006 Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies (School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University)
  • Sept, 2003   Lecturer in Childhood Studies (School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University)
  • Sept, 2000-3   Full-time Lecturer (Social Work, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University) - three year fixed term contract
  • Mar, 2000   Education Research Fellow (0.5, job share) (School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University)
  • May 1999-Jan 2000   Research Associate (School of Social Sciences): Secured funding (from NSPCC) to undertake a literature review on 'Child Pornography and the Exploitation of Children' (£6000)
  • Oct 1998-Apr 1999   Part-time Research Officer (0.4) MRC-funded project entitled 'Women's experience of breast related problems' (University of Wales, College of Medicine)
  • Oct 1998-Apr 2000   Part-time Research Officer (0.5) ESRC-funded project "Peer Violence in Children's Homes" (part of Violence Research Programme).

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  • Renold, E. 2007. Tomboys. In: Mitchell, C. A. and Reid-Walsh, J. eds. Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia.. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Emma Renold is Professor in Childhood Studies at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, Wales. She is the author of Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities (2005), the co-founder of youngsexualities.org and was co-editor of the journal Gender and Education (2006-2012). Working with feminist, queer and post-constructionist theories her research explores young gendered and sexual subjectivities across diverse institutional sites and public spaces. Her current research projects include:

  1. exploration of bodies, affect, subjectivity and movement in a community multi-media ethnography of girls' and boys' negotiations of place and space in a semi-rural post-industrial locale - KLiC Project – Young People and Place.
  2. qualitative exploration of pre-teen sexualities and relationship cultures (age 10-13) in rural and urban south wales.

Research interests include:

Participatory methodologies with children and young people
Ethnography, creative methods, multi-media/multi-sensory, critical reflexivity, psycho-social.

Young masculinities, femininities and sexualities
Subjectivity; relationship cultures;  sexualisation debates; gender and education; 'real'/virtual socialities; locality and spatiality.

Marginalisation, pathologisation and young abject subjects
Children in/ leaving care; children, social class and poverty;  gendered/sexualised bullying and violence.

Critical theory
New materialist feminist theory, queer theory, feminist post-constructionist, post-humanist.

Research produced by Professor Renold also featured in the February 2012 edition of Cardiff News, where she discusses the impact that an increasingly sexualised culture has on young people, particularly young girls from the South Wales Valleys. An electronic version of the article is available here.

Current Writing

"Hold her down!": exploring the gaming of gender and sexual violence in between boys and girls in the early years (with Naomi Holford and Tuija Huuki)

What can a kiss do?: theorizing the power plays in young children's sexual cultures (with Naomi Holford, Open University and Tuija Huuki, University of Oulu)

Transversal subjectivity: Applying Deleuze and Guattari's BwO to theorise a young girl's becoming in a post industrial locale (with Gabrielle Ivinson, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University)

"F**k rape!": Exploring affective intensities in a feminist research assemblage (with Jessica Ringrose, Institute of Education, University of London)

Current Research

Young Sexualities, Equalities and Well-Being (funded by Cardiff University, NSPCC, Children's Commissioner's Office for Wales)

Current ESRC Seminar Series

ESRC Seminar series (2012 – 2014) Understandings of the young sexual body

Forthcoming Special Issues

Feminism, Contemporary Girlhood and 'Sexualization', Feminist Theory (2013)