Jane Pilcher Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Pilcher

Jane Pilcher SFHEA is a sociologist specialising in names and naming, gender, and ageing.[1] She is an associate lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, having previously held posts at Cardiff University and the University of Leicester.[1]


Pilcher has a PhD (1992) from Cardiff University; her thesis title was "Social change and feminism: three generations of women, feminist issues and the women's movement".[2]


After research at Cardiff, Pilcher worked at the University of Leicester as a lecturer and later an associate professor. In 2019 she moved to Nottingham Trent University as associate professor of sociology.[1]

Her 2004 book Fifty key concepts in gender studies, co-authored with Imelda Whelehan (Sage: ISBN 9781412932073)[3][4] was published in a second edition as Key concepts in gender studies (2016, Sage: ISBN 9781446260289) with the addition of nine further concepts.[5]

Her work has led to several appearances in the media including discussion of children and fashion on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour in 2011[6] and of names on Thinking Allowed in 2016[7] and Woman's Hour in 2017.[8]

In 2015, she became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.[1]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Pilcher, Jane; Wagg, Stephen, eds. (1996). Thatcher's children?: politics, childhood and society in the 1980s and 1990s. London: Falmer Press. ISBN 9780750704625.
  • Pilcher, Jane (1998). Women of their time: generation, gender issues, and feminism. Aldershot: Ashgate. ISBN 9781840141979.
  • Pilcher, Jane; Whelehan, Imelda (2016). Key concepts in gender studies (2nd ed.). London: SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781446260289.
  • Pole, Christopher; Pilcher, Jane; Williams, John, eds. (2005). Young people in transition: becoming citizens?. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-4039-3368-3.


  1. ^ a b c d "Dr. Jane Pilcher". www.ntu.ac.uk. Nottingham Trent University. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Catalogue record for Pilcher's thesis". librarysearch.cardiff.ac.uk. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  3. ^ Tyler, Alyson (2006). "50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies (review)". Gender Forum (13). Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  4. ^ Richards, Judy (February 2006). "Gender Studies: A Hitch-hiker's Guide". Sociology. 40 (1): 163–168. doi:10.1177/0038038506058438.
  5. ^ "Key Concepts in Gender Studies". SAGE Publications Ltd. 5 March 2022. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Is fashion bad for chilren?". Radio 4 - Woman's Hour. BBC. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  7. ^ "Shyness - Names". Radio 4 - Thinking Allowed. BBC. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  8. ^ "What's in a name?". BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour. BBC. 17 April 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2022.

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