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Faculty of Education and Language Studies
The Open University
Stuart Hall Building
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

tel: +44 (0)1908 659260
fax: +44 (0)1908 858868



Mary Jane Kehily is Professor of Gender and Education at The Open University, specialising in the field of Childhood and Youth Studies.

Having completed postgraduate study in Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham and the Institute of Education, University of London, Mary Jane’s academic interests have developed a focus on cultural approaches to understanding education and particularly the intersection between cultural studies and education.

Following cultural studies’ traditions, she is experienced in ethnographic methods and uses them to explore the everyday settings in which gender and sexuality, narrative and identity and popular culture are given meaning by young people themselves.