Jen Gilbert


PhD - York University

Location(s) / Contact Info:

Winters College - WC
Keele Campus
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext. 30733


Website: The Beyond Bullying Project

Available to supervise graduate students
Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers
Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects

Scholarly Interests

Jen Gilbert's research interests include sexuality education, youth studies, and LGBTQ issues in education.

Faculty & School/Dept

  • Faculty of Education -

Courses Taught

  • Adolescent Development & Health (ED/EDFE 1101)
  • Inquiries Into Learning (ED/EDFE 2100)
  • Research and Issues in Language, Culture and Teaching (GS/EDUC 5100)
  • Sexualities and Education (GS/EDUC 5425)
  • Student-Initiated Collaborative Inquiry (ED/EDUC 3998)
  • Theory and Research in Language, Culture and Teaching (GS/EDUC 5120)

Selected Publications

  • Jen Gilbert (2021). Getting dirty and coming clean: Sex education and the problem of expertise.. Curriculum Inquiry, 1-18. doi:
  • Julia Sinclair- Palm, Jen Gilbert (2018). Naming new realities: supporting trans youth in education. (Jen Gilbert, Julia Sinclair-Palm, Ed.) Sex Education, 18 (4). doi:
  • Sharon Lamb, Jen Gilbert, eds. (2018). The Cambridge Handbook of Sexual Development: Childhood and Adolescence. Cambridge University Press
  • Jen Gilbert, Jessica Fields, Laura Mamo, Nancy Lesko (2018). Intimate Possibilities: The Beyond Bullying Project and Stories of LGBTQ Sexuality and Gender in U.S. Schools. Harvard Educational Review.
  • Jen Gilbert, Jessica Fields, Laura Mamo, Nancy Lesko (2017). Tending Toward Friendship: LGBTQ Sexualities in Schools. Sexualities.
  • Jen Gilbert (2014). Sexuality in School: The Limits of Education. Minneapolis: Univeristy of Minnesota Press

Research Projects

Between Yes and No: Rethinking Discourses of Consent in Sex Education

Role: Principal Investigator

Year Funded: 2017

Duration: 4

Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Professional Affiliations

  • Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies: Fellow

York University Affiliations/Cross Appointments