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. 

You can find my publications here and read my latest post here.

Contact: jai.mackenzie@nottingham.ac.uk

Twitter: @JaiMackenzie