Jessica Ringrose is a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Gender and Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. Recent research projects have explored gender and sexual identities and networked assemblages connecting teens in secondary school, including uses of digital technology and issues of ‘sexting’ and cyberbullying. Theoretically and methodologically her work develops feminist poststructural, psychosocial and DeleuzoGuattarian approaches to understanding subjectivity and affect. She had done a range of consultancy work on gender equality in schools, including acting as advisor for the Home Office 'Sexualisation of young people review' (2010) and the Coalition Government Equalities Office 'Campaign for Body Confidence', leading the recent NSPCC project 'A qualitative study of children, young people and 'sexting' (2012), and working with Teen Boundaries developing lessons plans on sexual bullying and the cyber-world (2013).
Her recent books include: Rethinking Gendered Regulations and Resistances in Education, (Routledge, 2011, edited) Post-Feminist Education? Girls and the sexual politics of schooling (Routledge, 2012, research monograph) and Deleuze and Research Methodologies (2013, Edinburgh University Press, edited with Rebecca Coleman).