Emily Rainsford, Ph.D.


Newcastle University

Country: United Kingdom (England)

About Me:

My research interests are youth political participation, activism and citizenship. My thesis focused on young people who were active in political parties youth factions, the British Youth Council and attended the 2010 Student demonstrations in London, so I have a particular interest in these organisations/outlets for participation for young people. I conducted a contextualised survey at these events to gather my data, inspired by the Caught in the Act: Contextualising Contestation project. I currently work on the CUPESSE project, looking in to the role of the family in pathways to economic self-sufficiency, especially focusing on transmission of values and capital. 

Research Interests

Political Participation

Public Opinion

Specific Areas of Interest

Young People

Youth Employment

Youth Politics

Party Youth Wings

Youth Parliaments

Countries of Interest

United Kingdom