Professor Jane Kenway - Biography
Professor Jane Kenway
Contributions to research
Professor Jane Kenway’s field is the sociology and politics of education. She is recognised nationally and internationally as among its leaders as her membership of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences indicates. Her most significant contributions are that she (i) puts new and highly topical issues on the research agenda — often identifying trends early, (ii) engages the field with bodies of social and cultural theory that enable fresh and evocative interpretive perspectives, (iii) assembles novel and generative configurations of issues, ideas and researchers developing many strong research and publishing teams. She has published in such international journals as Journal of Education Theory (USA), British Journal of the Sociology of Education (UK), Journal of Education Policy (UK), Gender and Education (UK), Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education (UK), International Journal of Work and the Economy (UK), Discourse (Aust). She is frequently invited to publish in special issues of journals and in books with a socio-cultural and/or socio-political orientation. Usually these bring together leading scholars, particularly from Europe and USA. Further, many of her chapters/papers have been republished in Handbooks, Readers, Yearbooks and Encyclopedias in the sociology or the politics of education. These assemble leading scholars and scope the field. Her own books (usually jointly written or edited) have been consistently well received over time and the most recent, Globalising the Research Imagination (2008) has resulted in numerous speaking and writing invitations. She has been invited to give numerous keynote addresses to research and professional audiences around the world. In 2007, she gave the Radford Lecture at the Australian Association for Research in Education annual conference. “Each year's Lecturer is a distinguished figure in an area relevant to educational research, who is especially invited by the Association to give the Lecture”.
Keynote and other invited addresses
Publications (2004 onwards)
Kenway J. and Fahey, J. (2009) Globalizing the Research Imagination, London, Routledge.
Kenway, J. Bullen, E. Fahey, J with Robb, S. (2006) Haunting the Knowledge Economy, International Library of Sociology, London, Routledge.
Kenway, J. Kraack, A and Hickey Moodey, A. (2006) Masculinity beyond the Metropolis, Basingstoke England ; New York, Palgrave McMillan.
Apple, M., Kenway, J. and Singh, M. (eds.) (2005) Globalising public education: policies, pedagogies and politics, New York, Peter Lang.
Kenway, J., Bullen, E. and Robb. S. (eds.) (2004) Innovation and Tradition: The Arts, Humanities, and the Knowledge Economy, ‘Eruptions: New Thinking across the Disciplines’, Series Editor: Erica McWilliam, New York, Peter Lang.
Boden, R., Kenway. J. and Epstein, D. (2004) The Academic Support Kit, London, Sage. This is a boxed set of books. The titles are: Getting started on your research, Winning research grants, Writing for publication, Building networks, Teaching and supervision, Building your academic career.
Kenway J. (in press) A defiant research imagination in leaders. In Skelton, C. and Weaver-Hightower, M. (Eds ) Gender and Education: Intellectual Self-Portraits.
Fahey, J. & Kenway, J. (in press) Thinking in a worldly way: mobility, knowledge, power and geography. In Jack Demaine (Ed) Sociology of Education Today, New York, Palgrave Macmillan.
Kenway J. and Hickey-Moody A. (2012) Global Scapes of Abjection: The Contemporary Dynamics of Some Intersecting Injustices. In Weiss, L, & Dolby, N. (Eds) Social Class and Education: Global Perspectives, New York & Milton Park, Routledge.
Kenway, J., (2011), A melancholic melody, in Tinning, R. and Sirna, K. (Eds) Education, Social Justice and the Legacy of Deakin University. Reflections of the Deakin Diaspora, The Netherlands, Sense Publishers. pp. 93-103.
Bullen, E., Kenway, J. & Fahey, J. (2010) Certain Uncertainty: The Knowledge Economy and Research Governance. In J. Blackmore, M. Brennan & L. Zipin (Eds.) Governing the University, The Netherlands, Sense Publishers.
Kenway, J., Bullen, E.A., (2010), Consuming skin: Dermographies of female subjection and abjection, in Sandlin, J.A. and McLaren, P. (Eds),Critical Pedagogies of Consumption. Living and Learning in the Shadow of the "Shopocalypse", New York, Routledge, pp. 157-168.
Kenway, J Fitzclarence, L. & Fahey, J. (2010) Mothers’ and daughters’ narratives of violence and some pedagogical ‘resources for hope’. InSnyder, I; Nieuwenhuysen, J. (Eds) Closing the Gap? Improving Outcomes in Southern World Societies. Clayton, Melbourne, Monash University Publishing.
Fahey, J. & Kenway, J. (2010) ‘The ethics of national hospitality and globally mobile researchers’ in Apple M. and Ball S. (Eds) International Handbook on the Sociology of Education. London, Routledge, pp. 48-57.
Kenway, J., (2009), Beyond conventional curriculum cartography via a global sense of place, in Landscapes and Learning. Place Studies for a Global World, Margaret Somerville, Kerith Power and Phoenix de Carteret (Eds), The Netherlands, Sense Publishers, pp. 195-205.
Fahey, J. Kenway J. and Bullen E. (2009) The Knowledge Economy and the Gift Economy: Rival and Non-rival Goods, in Simons, M., Olssen, M. And Peters, M. (Eds), Handbook on Critical Education Policy Studies: Re-reading Education Policies: Studying the Policy Agenda of the 21st Century, The Netherlands, Sense Publishers.
Kenway J. and Hickey-Moody A. (2009) Moving Abjection, in Ayers, W., Quinn, T. & Stovall, D. (Eds) Handbook of Social Justice and Education, New York, Laurence Ehrlebaum.
Kenway, J. (2008) Place-based global curriculum, in Summerville. M. (Ed) Landscapes of Learning, Melbourne University Press.
Kenway J and Bullen, E. (2008) Dividing Delights: Children, Adults and the search for sales, in Drotner, K. and Livingstone, S.(Eds) International Handbook of Children, Media and Culture, Los Angeles, Sage.
Kenway J and Fahey, J. (2007) ‘Policy Incitements to mobility: Some speculations and provocations in Boden R., Deem R., Epstein, D., Rizvi, F., Wright, S. (Eds) World Year Book of Education 2008: Geographies of Knowledge, Geometries of Power: Framing the Future of Higher Education, New York; London, Routledge.
Kenway J and Bullen, E. (2007) The global cultural economy and the young cyberflâneur: A pedagogy for global citizenship, In Dolby N. and Rizvi, F. (Eds), Youth Moves, Identities and Education in Global Perspective, New York, Routledge.
Kenway, J. (2006) Education policy, markets and society, in A. McClelland and P. Smyth (Eds.) Social Policy in Australia: Understanding for Action, Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press.
Fahey, J. Kenway, J. Bullen E. and Robb, S., (2006) Knowledge Beyond the Knowledge Economy: Merely cultural? Merely commercial? Merely civilizing? in Ozga, J. Popkewitz, T., Seddon, T. (Eds) Education Research and Policy. Steering the Knowledge-based Economy, Abingdon UK, Routledge, pp. 288-301.
Fahey, J., Bullen, E. and Kenway, J. (2006) A Taste for Science: inventing the young in the national interest, in Bell, D. and Hollows, J. (Eds) Ordinary Lifestyles: Popular Media, Consumption and Taste Cultures, Buckingham, UK, Open University Press.
Kenway, J (2005) Gender equity in education: The Australian experience, in Chisholm, M. and September, J. (Eds) Gender Equity in South African Education 1994-2004: Perspectives from Government, Research and Civil Society, Cape Town, HSRC Press.
Singh, M., Kenway, J. and Apple, M. (2005) Globalising Education: Perspectives for above and below, in Apple, M., Kenway, J. and Singh, M. (Eds) Globalising public education: policies, pedagogies and politics, New York, Peter Lang.
Kenway, J. and Bullen, E. (2005) Globalising the young in the age of desire: some educational policy issues, in Apple, M., Kenway, J. and Singh, M. (Eds) Globalising public education: policies, pedagogies and politics, New York, Peter Lang.
Bullen, E. A, Kenway, J., Robb, S. M. (2004) Can the arts and humanities survive the knowledge economy? A beginner's guide to the issues, in Kenway, J., Bullen, E. and Robb, S. (Eds) Innovation and Tradition: The Arts, Humanities, and the Knowledge Economy, ‘Eruptions: New Thinking across the Disciplines’, Series Editor: Erica McWilliam, New York, Peter Lang.
Kenway, J., Bullen, E. A, Robb, S. M. (2004) Global knowledge politics and exploitable knowledge, in Kenway, J., Bullen, E. and Robb, S. (Eds) Innovation and Tradition: The Arts, Humanities, and the Knowledge Economy, ‘Eruptions: New Thinking across the Disciplines’, Series Editor: Erica McWilliam, New York, Peter Lang.
Kenway, J. & Kraack, A. (2004) Reordering work and destabilizing masculinity, in Learning to Labor in Dolby, N., Dimiriadis, G. with Willis, P. (Eds) New Times, New York; London, Routledge Falmer.
Fitzclarence, L. & Kenway, J. (2004) Gunshots that were heard around the world: towards anti-violence pedagogies in schools, in Allen, J. (Ed) Sociology of Education: Possibilities and Practice, Melbourne, Thomson.
Refereed journal articles
Kenway, J and Koh, A. (in press) The elite school as a ‘cognitive machine' and social paradise?: developing transnational capitals for the national ‘field of power'; Forthcoming in Bennett, T. Frow, J. Hage, G and Noble, G. Eds, Journal of Sociology, Special Issue Antipodean Fields: Bourdieu Down Under.
Kenway, J. & Fahey, J. (in press) Is greed still good? Was it ever? Exploring the emoscapes of the global financial crisis, Forthcoming in Journal of Education Policy, Special Issue on the global financial crisis.
Kenway, J. & Fahey, J. (2011) Global emoscapes and public pedagogy: the case of the global financial crisis, Popular Culture and Education- Special Issue, Pedagogies: An International Journal.
Fahey, J. & Kenway, J. (2010) The shifting geographies of transnational academic mobility: reconsidering conventional policy paradigms, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, December, 31 (5).
Fahey, J. & Kenway, J. (2010) Thinking in a worldly way: mobility, knowledge, power and geography, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, December, 31 (5).
Kenway, J. & Fahey, J. (2009) Academic mobility and hospitality: the good host and the good guest, European Educational Research Journal, 8 (4).
Kenway J. and Hickey-Moody (2009) Spatialized Leisure-pleasures, Global Flows and Masculine Distinctions in Social and Cultural Geography, Special issue on Masculinity, Intersectionality and Place.
Kenway, J. & Fahey, J. (2009) A Transgressive Global Research Imagination, Thesis Eleven, 96 (1), Feb: 109-127.
Kenway J. and Fahey J. (2008) Melancholic mothering: mothers daughters and family violence; Gender and Education, 20(6), November, pp. 639-654.
Kenway J. (2008) The Ghosts of the School Curriculum: Past, Present and Future, Australian Educational Researcher, Volume 35, Number 2, pp 1-13
Fahey, J. and Kenway J. (2006) The power of imagining and imagining power, Editorial, in Globalising the Research Imagination, Special Issue, Globalisation, Education and Societies, Vol, 4. No, 2. 2006.
Kenway J. and Fahey, J. (2006) The Research Imagination in a World on the Move, in Globalising the Research Imagination, Special Issue, Globalisation, Education and Societies, Vol, 4. No, 2. 2006.
Bullen, E., Fahey, J. and Kenway, J. (2006) The Knowledge Economy and Innovation: certain uncertainty in the risk economy, Discourse, 27 (1), 53-68.
Bullen E. and Kenway, J. (2005) Bourdieu, subcultural capital and risky girlhood, in Theory and Research in Education, Special issue ‘In dialogue with Bourdieu; Questions for and from feminism and education’, (Sage), Vol 3, no.1. 47-61
Kenway, J. and McLeod, J. (2004) Bourdieu's reflexive sociology and 'spaces of points of view': implications for the sociology of education and gender, special issue of the British Journal of the Sociology of Education on The theory of practice and the practice of theory: Pierre Bourdieu’s contribution to the sociology of education, Vol. 25, No.4, pp.525-544.
Bullen, E., Robb, S. and Kenway, J. (2004) ‘Creative Destruction’: Knowledge economy policy and the future of the arts and humanities in the academy, Journal of Education Policy, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp.3-22.
Kenway, J. Bullen, E. and Robb, S. (2004) The knowledge economy, the technopreneur and the problematic future of the university, in Policy Futures in Education, Special issue on University Futures, (eds.) M. Marginson and M. Peters, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 333-351.
Bullen, E. and Kenway, J. (2004) Sub cultural capital and the female underclass: A feminist response to an underclass discourse, Journal of Youth Studies,vol. 7, no. 1 141-153.
Rasmussen, M., and Kenway, J. (2004) Queering the youthful cyberflaneur, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education: an International Quarterly devoted to Research, Policy & Practice, Vol.2, Issue 1, pp.47-63.