Social Anthropologist of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Master and Doctorate in Social Anthropology of Children and Child Development at the Center for Child-Focused Anthropological Research (CFAR) at Brunel University.
In 2006, Gillian published an ethnographic monograph, entitled Educational Failure and Working Class White Children in Britain, based on her doctoral research on the post-industrial port area of southeast London. The book generated a national debate on the situation of the white working classes in Britain, which encouraged Gillian to publish new papers on the relationship between social class, race, ethnicity, and multiculturalism in Britain.
Her main research topics are: social class and gender; education and learning; childhood and youth; post-industrial Great Britain; cities and regeneration; multiculturalism; race; personality; realization, and phenomenology.
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