Professor of Childhood Studies at Cardiff University
5 Oct 2020
EJ Renold is a professor of Childhood Studies at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. They are the author of Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities (2005), Children, Sexuality and Sexualisation (with Ringrose and Egan, 2015) and the co-editor of the Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education. EJ’s research investigates how gender and sexuality come to matter in children and young people’s everyday lives across diverse sites, spaces and locales, from school classrooms and youth clubs to cyberspace and skateparks.
EJ has spent the last 10 years exploring the affordances of co-productive and creative methods to engage social and political change on a range of gender and sexuality education topics (see www.agendaonline.co.uk). Blurring the boundaries of research, engagement and activism, their research aspires to make a difference in the world, from national policy and practice to the micro-relations of everyday experience. A core part of EJ’s praxis is collaborating with young people, teachers, youth workers, artists, policy makers and third sector organisations. EJ won the UK’s ESRC Outstanding Impact in Society award in 2018. To find out more, watch: ‘Transforming Relationships and Sexuality Education in Wales’.