Dr Jai Mackenzie is the principal investigator for the Marginalised Families Online project. She is a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham and a Postdoctoral Fellow of the British Academy. Her research is concerned with issues of language, gender, sexuality and parenthood, especially in new media contexts. She has recently published her first monograph Language, Gender and Parenthood Online (Routledge, 2018).
Professor Louise Mullany and Dr Lucy Jones are the project advisory team. Both are international experts in the field of Language, Gender and Sexuality, and are well suited to advise on the intersections between gendered, sexual and other identity categories, and their expressions within community groups and digital platforms. Louise Mullany has undertaken extensive research on how issues around health, the body and adolescent identity are explored in online communities. Lucy Jones is experienced in conducting qualitative, ethnographic research with LGBT groups and young people, and exploring the way marginalised identities are constructed through digital and other media.
Tamsin Parnell is the project’s research assistant. She is currently an MA English Studies student for the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics at the University of Nottingham. She is interested in national identity representations in media and political discourse.