Dr. Jessica Ringrose is Professor of Sociology of Gender and Education, at the UCL Institute of Education. Her current research explores feminist activism in school and teen’s digital gender and sexual cultures.
She is the co-chair of the International Gender and Education Association (GEA) and in 2015 she co-founded the GEA Gender Equality Leadership in Schools (GELS) Network that links academics, schools, students and charitable organizations to support school feminism clubs in combatting sexual harassment in and around schools. She has acted as academic advisor for The British Council, Womankind Worldwide, Family Lives, Beat Bullying, The Home Office and The Scottish Parliament. She is author of over 50 journal articles and book chapters, editor of 4 special issues of journals, including the newly released SI in Journal of Gender Studies 'Rape culture, lad culture and everyday sexism' (2017, edited with Alison Phipps, Emma Renold and Carolyn Jackson); and 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 Emma Renold and Danielle Egan). Her expertise and/or research findings have appeared in over 30 major media outlets (print, radio, TV, online) including BBC News, BBC Radio, Elle Magazine, The Times, The Times Education Supplement, The Guardian, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard. She is currently working on two new books Gender, Activism and #FeministGirl (Routledge) with Professor Emma Renold, and Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight back against Rape Culture (Oxford University Press, forthcoming) with Dr Kaitlynn Mendes and Dr Jessalynn Keller).