Welcome to the personal website of Dr. Jacqueline Kennelly.
I’m a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
My broad research interests encompass youth cultures, citizenship, democracy, social inclusion and exclusion, globalization/neoliberalism, social movements, urban sociology, homelessness, and education. My primary theoretical influences include Pierre Bourdieu, Hannah Arendt, Paul Ricoeur, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, many feminist theorists, and cultural studies (Birmingham School).
Methodologically, I do qualitative and participatory research that incorporates both traditional ethnographic methods (e.g. interviewing, participant-observation) and non-traditional (e.g. visual and web-based methods).
In 2019, I became the founding Director of the Centre for Urban Youth Research (CUYR) located at Carleton University in Ottawa. The mission of CUYR is to be a hub for critical and justice-oriented youth scholars, activists, and community organizations focused on tackling inequalities experienced by young people in urban centres.
In 2018, I convened an international conference on ending and preventing youth homelessness, called Coming Up Together: Towards Ending and Preventing Youth Homelessness in Ontario, Canada, and Beyond. Final reports, photos, plenary videos, and other content can be found on the conference website at http://www.coming-up-together.ca/
Please explore this website for more information on my research projects, for links to some of my publications, and for information about my teaching and graduate supervision.
You can follow me on Twitter: @kennelly_jackie
Degrees: PhD (British Columbia), MES (York), BASc (McMaster)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology B743 Loeb Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, ON, Canada K1S 5B6