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University Academic Fellow, Sociology, University of Leeds

Kim Allen is a University Academic Fellow in Sociology at the University of Leeds. An interdisciplinary feminist researcher, she has published in areas including: youth transitions; celebrity culture; media representations of class and gender; and inequality and diversity in the creative and cultural industries. Kim recently co-led the ESRC-funded project ‘Celebrity Culture and Young People’s Classed and Gendered Aspirations’. A book based on the project, entitled Celebrity, Aspiration and Contemporary Youth: Education and Inequality in an Era of Austerity, will be published by Bloomsbury Press in early 2018.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, Education & Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University