- Job title: Associate Professor
- Email: email@example.com
- Location: University of Leeds, Sociology and Social Policy
- University profile: http://www.sociology.leeds.ac.uk/people/staff/allen/
My research is located at the intersections of youth studies, sociology, gender studies and the cultural studies of education. A feminist researcher, my work is informed by a commitment to social justice. My research falls into four key areas: youth transitions, aspirations and inequalities of social class, gender, race and place; young people’s cultural practices and engagements with celebrity; representations of class and gender in popular culture; and inequality and diversity in the creative and cultural industries. I have worked on a range of research projects in these areas including the ESRC-funded ‘Celebrity Culture and Young People’s Classed and Gendered Aspirations’. A book based on the project – Celebrity, Aspiration and Contemporary Youth: Education and Inequality in an Era of Austerity – is published by Bloomsbury Press (2018).