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Sophie O'Reilly

Sophie was an intern at the Intellectual Forum in 2019.

Sophie is particularly interested in how kinship is changing in terms of relationships and the emergence of new family forms.

Her final year dissertation examined how British media represents single mothers and fathers differently, noting the intersectional impacts of gender, class, sexuality and age on the ‘moral panic’ surrounding unconventional family forms.

During her time at the Intellectual Forum, Sophie worked on developing and eventually publishing her research, and also worked with Dr Sarah Steele on the representation of families in human trafficking campaigns.

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