Discursive constructions of forced marriage: How forced marriage is understood in school communities
20 February 2024, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Join this event to hear Lotte Howard-Merrill discuss how the ‘problem’ of forced marriage is discursively constructed and addressed in school communities in London.
This event is free.
Dr Sonya Sharma
Room G0355 Gordon SquareLondonWC1H 0NU
Lottie will present her doctoral research on how the ‘problem’ of forced marriage is discursively constructed in school communities and the strengths and pitfalls of current education sector strategies to prevent forced marriage.
She will reflect on methodological challenges and emerging findings from research in three London secondary schools.
This in-person event will be particularly useful to researchers, policymakers and educators interested in gender, education, intersectional inequalities and research in schools.
About the Speaker
Doctoral student at UCL IOE
Her current research is exploring what UK schools can do to respond to forced marriage.
Lottie has 10 years of experience across research and practice in preventing violence against women and girls and the sexual exploitation of children.