Emma Renold

Emma Renold is Professor of Childhood Studies at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. Inspired by feminist, queer and new materialist posthumanist theory, her research investigates how gender and sexuality come to matter in children and young people’s everyday lives. Here, she has explored the affordances of co-productive, creative and affective methodologies to engage social and political change with young people on gendered and sexual violence, including the creative-activist resource for young people and practitioners ( In 2018 Emma was the winner of the ESRC Impact in Society Prize–a landmark achievement for how feminist-queer qualitative research-activisms can inform policy and practice.


Renold & Ringrose develop a phEmaterialist approach to examine how gender and sexuality matter for children and young people today.


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