Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion
Development and Society
I teach in areas broadly related to my research across and number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Sheffield Institute of Education.
My research focuses on issues of disability, gender and the body. I am also interested in critical explorations of developmental discourse and issues of access/accessibility. My PhD research used a critical disability studies perspectives to explore meanings that we attach to ‘youth’ and ‘adulthood’. More recently, I have led a series of AHRC-funded arts-based projects collectively known as, Around the Toilet. Around the Toilet explores the toilet as an embodied space of exclusion and belonging (https://aroundthetoilet.wordpress.com/). You can read more about my work on my academic blog at jenslater.wordpress.com
SLATER, Jen, JONES, Charlotte and PROCTER, Lisa (2017). Troubling school toilets : resisting discourses of 'development' through a critical disability studies and critical psychology lens. Discourse : Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 1-12. (In Press)
SLATER, Jenny and LIDDIARD, Kirsty (2017). “Like, pissing yourself is not a particularly attractive quality, let’s be honest” : learning to contain through youth, adulthood, disability and sexuality. Sexualities.
SLATER, Jen (2017). Becoming women: the embodied self in image culture. Disability & Society, 32 (8), 1286-1288.
SLATER, Jenny, JONES, Charlotte and PROCTER, Lisa (2016). School toilets : queer, disabled bodies and gendered lessons of embodiment. Gender and Education, 1-15. (In Press)
SLATER, Jenny and CHAPMAN, Elizabeth (2016). Normalcy, Intersectionality and Ableism : teaching about and around ‘inclusion’ to future educators. In: RUNSWICK-COLE, Katherine, CURRAN, Tillie and LIDDIARD, Kirsty, (eds.) Building Understandings : Child, Youth, Family and Disability. Routledge. (In Press)
SLATER, Jenny (2016). The (Normal) Non-Normativity of Youth. In: MALLETT, Rebecca, OGDEN, Cassie and SLATER, Jenny, (eds.) Theorising Normalcy and the Mundane : Precarious Positions. Chester, University of Chester Press, 14-44.
MALLETT, Rebecca, OGDEN, Cassie and SLATER, Jenny, eds. (2016). Theorising Normalcy and the Mundane : Precarious Positions. Chester, University of Chester Press.
SLATER, Jenny (2016). Book Review: Little vast rooms of undoing exploring identity and embodiment through public toilet spaces. Disability and Society, 1-3. (In Press)
SLATER, Jenny (2015). X. Stresses and contradictions of trying to ‘do feminisms’ within the (neo)liberal academy. Feminism & Psychology, 12 (1), 56-60.
SLATER, Jenny (2015). Youth and disability: a challenge to Mr Reasonable. Interdisciplinary Disability Studies . Burlington, Ashgate.
SLATER, Jenny (2012). Stepping outside normative neoliberal discourse: youth and disability meet – the case of Jody McIntyre. Disability and Society, 27 (5), 723-727.
SLATER, Jenny (2012). Youth for sale: using critical disability perspectives to examine the embodiment of ‘Youth’. Societies, 2 (3), 195-209.
Membership of Professional Bodies
2014 – Present: Member – Manchester Centre for Youth Studies
2012 - Present: Coordinator - Disability Research Forum (DRF)
2012 – Present: Member: Disability Studies at University of Sheffield (DS@UoS)
2012 – Present: Member - Critical Disability Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University (CDS@MMU)
2010 – 2012: Coordinator – CDS@MMU
2010 – 2012: Member - Feminist Reading and Research Group (MMU)
2010 – 2012: Member – Discourse Unit
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