Mary Jane Kehily and Rachel Thomson
Mary Jane Kehily
Mary Jane Kehily, is senior lecturer in childhood and youth studies at the Open University. Her research interests explore the intersection between cultural studies and education. Following cultural studies traditions, she uses ethnographic methods to research the everyday settings in which gender and sexuality are given meaning. She is author of Sexuality, Gender and Schooling and co author of Gender, Youth and Culture (with Anoop Nayak) and Making Modern Mothers (with Rachel Thomson, Lucy Hadfield and Sue Sharpe.
Rachel Thomson is a sociologist and Professor of Childhood and Youth Studies at Sussex University. Her empirical research has focused on life transitions including the move from childhood into youth and adulthood as well as the changes involved in new parenthood. Recent publications include Researching social change: qualitative approaches (with McLeod, Sage 2009), Unfolding lives: youth, gender and change (Policy 2009) and Making modern mothers (with Kehily and others Policy 2011)