Louisa Allen received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in education from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 1993 and 1995, respectively, and Ph.D. degree in education from the University of Cambridge, UK. Allen is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Auckland. Her research interests lie in the areas of youth, sexualities, and schooling and innovative research methodologies which seek to engage hard to reach research populations. She examines these areas through the lenses of queer, feminist poststructural and critical masculinities, and critical youth studies with theoretical frameworks. She has written three books in these fields, the latest of which is entitled Young People and Sexuality Education: Rethinking Key Debates (2011).
Biography Updated on 20 December 2011