Selected publications

(Note: copyright rules forbid me from posting some of my articles, though I can post pre-print versions before the article has been published. Please feel free to contact me directly for more information on any of my publications.)


Kennelly, J. (2016). Olympic Exclusions: Youth, Poverty, and Social Legacies. Routledge: New York. (view abstract and info here).

Kennelly, J. (2011). Citizen youth: culture, activism, and agency in a neoliberal era. PalgraveMacMillan: New York. (view excerpts here)

Dillabough, J. and J. Kennelly. (2010) Lost youth in the global city: class, culture, and the urban imaginary. RoutledgeFalmer: New York. (view excerpts here)


Poyntz, S. and J. Kennelly (Eds.) (2015). Phenomenology of Youth Cultures and Globalization: Lifeworlds and Surplus Meanings in Changing Times. Routledge: New York. (view abstract and info here).


Kennelly, J. (2018). Troubling PAR: Institutional constraints, neoliberal individualism, and the limits of social change in participatory action research with homeless youth. In K. Gallagher (Ed), The Methodological Dilemma Revisited: Creative, Critical, and Collaborative Approaches to Qualitative Research for a New Era. New York and London: Routledge. (Pre-press copy)

Kennelly, J., V. Stam and L. Schick (2018). ‘Breaking with inside experience’: navigating practical and scholarly knowledge in research with young people. In. X. Chen, R. Raby and P. Albanese (Eds), The Sociology of Childhood and Youth in Canada. Canadian Scholars Press, pp. 106-124.

Kennelly, J., V. Stam and L. Schick (2017). ‘Breaking with inside experience’: dilemmas in negotiating practical knowledge and scholarly knowledge in research with young people. In L. Tepperman and P. Albanese, Reading Sociology:Canadian Perspectives (Third edition). Don Mills: Oxford University Press, pp 7-10.

Kennelly, J. (2017). Chapter 6: Intersectionality, Citizenship, and Activism. Chapter for textbook otherwise authored by Janet Siltanen and Andrea Doucet. Gender Relations in Canada: Intersectionalities and Social Change (2nd edition). Oxford University Press, pp 157-185. (Pre-press copy)

Kennelly, J. and S. Poyntz (2015). Introduction: Phenomenology of youth cultures and globalization. In S. Poyntz and J. Kennelly (Eds). Phenomenology of youth cultures and globalization: Lifeworlds and surplus meanings in changing times. New York: Routledge, pp. 1-22.

Kennelly, J. (2015). Promoting ‘civility’, excluding the poor (Vancouver 2010). In V. Bajc (Ed). Surveilling and Securing the Olympics: From Tokyo 1964 to London 2012 and beyond. New York: PalgraveMacMillan, pp 344-358. (Pre-press copy)

Watt, P. and J. Kennelly (2012). Seeing Stratford and the 2012 Olympics through the eyes of homeless young people. In H. Powell and I. Marrerro-Huillamon (Eds), The Art of Dissent: Adventures in London’s Olympic State. London: Marshgate Press, pp. 281-283. (30% contribution)

Kennelly, J. (2011). Red zones, empty alleys, and giant TVs: low-income youths’ spatial account of Olympic host cities. In L. Tepperman and A. Kalyta (Eds), Reading Sociology: Canadian Perspectives (second edition). Don Mills: Oxford University Press, pp 214-218.

Dillabough, J., J. Kennelly, and E. Wang (2008). Spatial containment in the urban inner city: youth subcultures and geographies of exclusion. In L. Weis (Ed), The Way Class Works. New York: Routledge, pp 329-346. (30% contribution)

Russell, C., T. Sarick, and J. Kennelly (2008). Queering environmental education. In D. Selby & J. Gray-Donald (Eds.), Green Frontiers: Environmental Educators Dancing Away from Mechanism. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp 142-152. (20% contribution)

Dillabough, J., J. Kennelly, and E. Wang (2007). Warehousing young people in urban Canadian schools: gender, peer rivalry, and spatial containment.  In K. N. Gulson and C. Symes (Eds), Spatial theories in education: policy and geography matters. New York: Routledge, pp 131-154. (30% contribution).


Kennelly, J. (2018). Envisioning democracy: participatory filmmaking with homeless youth. Canadian Review of Sociology, Volume 55, Issue 2, pp 190-210.

Kennelly, J. (2017). ‘This is the view when I walk into my house’: accounting phenomenologically for the efficacy of spatial methods with youth. Young. Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 1-17.

Kennelly, J. (2016). Symbolic violence and the Olympic Games: low-income youth,
social legacy commitments, and urban exclusion in Olympic host cities. Journal of
Youth Studies. Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 145-161. (Pre-press copy)

Kennelly, J. (2015). ‘You’re making our city look bad’: Olympic security, neoliberal urbanization and homeless youth. Ethnography. Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 3-24. (Pre-press copy and weblink)

Kennelly, J. (2014). ‘It’s this pain in my heart that won’t let me stop’: Gendered reflexivity, webs of relations, and young women’s activism. Feminist Theory. Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 241-260. (Pre-press copy) 

Kennelly, J. (2013, online version). ‘You’re making our city look bad’: Olympic security, neoliberal urbanization and homeless youth. Ethnography. (weblink here).

Kennelly, J. and P. Watt (2013). Restricting the public in public space: the London 2012 Olympic Games, hyper-securitization and marginalized youth. Sociological Research Online. Volume 18, Issue 2, published 31 May 2013  (weblink here).

Kennelly, J. and P. Watt (2012). Seeing Olympic effects through the eyes of marginally housed youth: changing places and the gentrification of east London. Visual Studies. Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 151-160. (weblink here)

Kennelly, J. (2011). Policing young people as citizens-in-waiting: legitimacy, spatiality, and governance. British Journal of Criminology, Volume 51, Number 2, pp 336-354. (available here)

Kennelly, J. and P. Watt (2011). Sanitizing public space in Olympic host cities: the spatial experiences of marginalized youth in Vancouver (2010) and London (2012). Sociology. (weblink here)

Kennelly, J. and K. Lewellyn (2011). Educating for active compliance: discursive constructions in citizenship education. Citizenship Studies. (weblink here)

Kennelly, J. (2009). Learning to protest: youth activist cultural politics in contemporary urban Canada. Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies. Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 293-316. (weblink here)

Kennelly, J., P. Ugor and S. Poyntz. (2009). Special issue introduction: youth, cultural politics, and new social spaces in an era of globalization. Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies. Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 255-269.

Kennelly, J. (2009). Good citizen/bad activist: the cultural role of the state in youth activism. Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies. Volume 31, Issues 2-3, pp 127-149. (weblink here)

Kennelly, J. (2009). Youth cultures, activism, and agency: revisiting feminist debates. Gender and Education. Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 259-272. (weblink here).

Kennelly, J. and J. Dillabough (2008). Young people mobilizing the language of citizenship: struggles for classification and new meaning in an uncertain world. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 29(5), pp 493-508. (weblink here)

Kennelly, J. (2006). “Acting out” in the public sphere: the challenges of community theatre to citizenship education. Canadian Journal of Education, 29(2), pp 541-562. (Creative commons license; pdf is available here)

Dillabough, J., E. Wang and J. Kennelly (2005). “Ginas,” “Thugs,” and “Gangstas”: Young people’s struggles to “become somebody” in working-class urban Canada. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 21(2), pp 83-108.

Russell, C., T. Sarick and J. Kennelly. (2003). Queering outdoor education. Pathways: Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 15(1), pp 16-19. (20% contribution)

Kennelly, J. (2002). Making connections: Women’s health and the anti-globalization movement. Canadian Woman Studies, 21(3-4), pp 160-164

Russell, C, T. Sarick and J. Kennelly (2002). Queering environmental education. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 7(1), pp 54-66 (20% contribution)

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PhD (British Columbia)
MES (York)
BASc (McMaster)

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