As the project progresses we’ll be adding further resources that draw on our research – for researchers, teachers and careers practitioners, policymakers, youth media producers and other individuals.

In the meantime, these organisations and networks may be of interest:

Gender and Education Association (GEA)Formally established in 2002 (though active from 1997 onwards), the association works to challenge and eradicate sexism and gender inequality within and through education. The GEA works to support those with interests in gender and education, including administrators, managers, researchers, students, teachers and youth workers. The website provides regular blog posts on issues in education and gender; teaching resources to support work promoting gender equity work within education; and links to recent work in the Gender and Education journal. Kim and Heather are executive members of the GEA.

British Sociological Association (BSA): The BSA is the main professional organisation supporting Sociologists in the UK. It promotes sociology and provides a network of communication to those concerned with the promotion and use of sociology and sociological research. The BSA hosts a range of study groups in areas relevant to the project including the BSA Youth Study Group; BSA Education Study groupBSA Gender Study Group; and BSA Bourdieu Study Group.

British Education Research Association (BERA): BERA is a professional organisation supporting education researchers in the UK. BERA promote the application of education research findings for the improvement of educational policy and practice. BERA has a number of special interest groups (SIGs) relevant to the project including: Social Justice SIG;  Sexualities SIG; and Youth Studies SIG.

Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (FWSA): The FWSA network promotes feminist research and teaching, and women’s studies nationally and internationally, and seeks to inform policy on issues of central importance to feminist scholars.

The Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA): MeCCSA supports and promotes research and scholarship in media, communications and cultural studies.

The Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) blog: ESRI is a leading UK centre for applied educational research and evaluation, and home to a thriving research community. Members of ESRI regularly blog about their research, ideas and wider issues in education and social research.

A Manifesto for Media Education: This project is an attempt to develop a shared understanding, some shared reasons, for media education.


You might also be interested in:

  • Heather Mendick wrote the resources page on Media Representations on the Gender and Education Association website.
  • Heather and Kim have also regularly blogged on a range of popular cultural representations on the GEA website. Some of these are listed below:

No more pens envy: Bic market female biros

Selling Science as ‘a Girl Thing’

Boffins and geeks: geek or chic?

Feminist Ryan Gosling

Gender, education and Jamie Oliver’s ‘dream school’

Easy A: Sexual Double Standards in High School



  • School of Sport and Education, Brunel University
    Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH


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