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Hannah Walters

Hannah Walters

  • Academics

Lecturer in Education Policy

MA Education Programme Director.

Research subject areas

  • Education
  • Gender equality (SDG 5)
  • Sociology

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Hannah is a feminist sociologist of gender, youth and education with particular interest in the lives, experiences and identities of young women and girls. She holds an MRes in Equality + Human Rights from the University of Glasgow, where she also completed her PhD on the educational and social experiences of working-class young women and girls engaged in vocational beauty education. Her work uses participatory and creative methods underpinned by the principles of feminist research.

Prior to joining King’s, Hannah worked for the University of Kent and University College London on projects related to intersecting gender-class inequalities. Hannah is the co-founder and co-convenor of the British Sociology Association’s Social Class Study Group; member of the Editorial Board for the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies; and the founder and convenor of the UK Girl Studies Network. She is a member of both the British Educational Research Association (BERA) and the British Sociological Association (BSA). 


Hannah's key research interests include:

  • The sociology of youth and education
  • Girls and girlhood
  • Class-gender intersections
  • Feminist theory
  • Feminist activism
  • Feminist, participatory and creative research methods


Hannah is the Programme Director for the MA Education and leads the core module, Critical Perspectives on Education.

Hannah also contributes to the following modules:

  • Transitions to Adulthood
  • Principles and Methods of Social Research
  • Children, Families and the State 

Hannah is happy to supervise PhD projects relating to the above research interests.