Jacqueline Kennelly

Jacqueline Kennelly CUYR

Dr. Jacqueline Kennelly’s current research focuses on homeless young people’s experiences of citizenship and belonging, schools as sites of youth homelessness prevention, and the supports needed to effectively move young people out of homelessness. She uses qualitative and participatory methods, with a strong commitment to engaging young people as co-researchers and knowledge-producers. Past books include Olympic Exclusions: Youth, Poverty, and Social Legacies (Routledge 2016), Citizen Youth: Culture, Activism, and Agency in a Neoliberal Era (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011),  Lost Youth in the Global City: Class, Culture, and the Urban Imaginary (co-authored with J. Dillabough, Routledge, 2010), and Phenomenology of Youth Cultures and Globalization: Lifeworlds and Surplus Meanings in Changing Times (co-edited with S. Poyntz, Routledge 2015). Dr. Kennelly is also the Chair of the Research and Evaluation Working Group of the Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa, and a founding steering committee member of A Way Home Ottawa, which is focused on ending youth homelessness in the city of Ottawa. She is currently the founding Director of the Centre for Urban Youth Research (CUYR).