Hi, I’m Jai, and I work as a British Academy postdoctoral fellow at the University of Nottingham. I specialise in issues of language, gender, sexuality and identity, especially family roles and relationships. Most of my research to date has focused on how parents navigate wider socio-cultural norms and expectations around gender and parenthood in their online interactions. I recently published my first book, Language, Gender and Parenthood Online.
I’m currently working on a three-year project called Marginalised Families Online, which explores the role of digital media in the lives of marginalised family groups in the UK, focusing on LGBT, single, and/or adoptive parents. You can find out more about this project here, and by watching this video
I am daughter to a single lesbian parent, mum to two children, and wife to their dad. Family is the most important thing in my life.