Professor Ann Phoenix

    • MA PhD Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causis)
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  • Summary:
    • My research interests are psychosocial, including motherhood, social identities, young people, racialisation and gender.

      Recent funded research project areas include: boys and masculinities, young people and consumption and adult reconceptualisations of 'non-normative' childhoods', particularly of serial migration, visibly ethnically mixed households and language brokering in transnational families.
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  • Postgraduate Research:
    • I am interested in supervising students with interests in:
      • motherhood
      • social identities
      • racialisation
      • ethnicisation
      • gender—masculinities and femininities
      • intersectionality
      • young people
      • consumption
      • memory
      • narrative analysis
      • adult reconstructions of childhood experiences
      • serial migration
      • ethnically mixed households
      • language brokers.

      ESRC-funded Postgraduate researcher: Dione McDonald - Intergenerational transmission and serial family migration.
  • Professional Activities:
    • • Editorial boards: European Journal of Women's Studies; Feminism and Psychology; Race Ethnicity and Education; Social Politics; Studies Studies on Women & Gender Abstracts; Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies; Young
      • Trust Board: Family and Parenting Institute Academician, Academy of Social Sciences; Fellow Royal Society of Arts.
  • Conferences/presentations:
    • 'Adult reconstructions of childhood language brokering', Migration Studies seminar series, University of California at Los Angeles, February 20th 2009.

      'Psychosocial intersections: Contextualising the accounts of adults from transnational families' at Celebrating Intersectionality? Debates on a multi-faceted Concept in Gender Studies conference, Johann-Wolfgang-von-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, 23 January 2009.

      Practising multiculturalism: Racialised identities in twenty-first century education', Theodore Fink Memorial Lecture, Melbourne University, 14 October 2008.
  • Personal Country Knowledge:
    • • Denmark: childhood and gender
      • Germany: boys and masculinities
      • Netherlands: racialisation; research methodology
      • Sweden: gender; narrative methods.
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  • Phoenix, A., Pattmanb, R., Croghanc, R. and Griffin, C. (2013) 'Mediating gendered performances: young people negotiating embodiment in research discussions', International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 26, 4, 414-433.
  • Jointly edited with Pamela Pattynama from the University of Amsterdam 'Special issue of European Journal of Women's Studies on 'Intersectionality' (August 2006)', European Journal of Women's Studies Vol 13 (3),
  • Phoenix, A.(2009) 'De-colonising practices: negotiating narratives from racialised and gendered experiences of education.', Race Ethnicity and Education 12 (1), 101-114.
  • Phoenix, A (2008) In Jette Kofoed and Dorthe Staunaes (eds) 'Claiming livable lives: Adult subjectification and narratives of "non-normative" childhood experiences', Magtballader (Adjusting Reality). Copenhagen: Danmarks Paedagogiske Universitesforlag pp. 178-193.
  • Phoenix A. (2008) 'Analyzing narrative contexts.' In M. Andrews, C. Squire and M. Tamboukou (eds), Doing Narrative Research. London: Sage.
  • Croghan, R., Griffin, C., Hunter, J. and Phoenix, A. (2008) 'Young people's constructions of self: notes on the use and analysis of the photo-elicitation method', International Journal of Social Research Methodology 11 (1), 1-12.
  • Phoenix, A. and Husain, F. (2007) Parenting and ethnicity. York: JRF. [online]. Available:
  • Hollway, W., Lucey, H and Phoenix, A. (eds) (2007) Social Psychology Matters.. Buckingham: Open University Press.
  • Tizard, B. and Phoenix, A. (2002) Black, White or Mixed Race? Race and racism in the Lives of Young People of Mixed Parentage. Revised edition.. London, Routledge.
  • Frosh, S, Phoenix, A and Pattman, R (2002) Young Masculinities, Understanding boys in contemporary society. London, Palgrave, 291pp, ISBN 0-333-77922-3. .
  • Phoenix, A. (1991) Young Mothers? . Cambridge, Polity Press.