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Dr Jade Jontef Academic, Crime,Justice & Legal Studies

Jade's research centres on the relationship between policy, regulation and the broader sociocultural context, specifically in relation to sex, gender and sexuality. Drawing upon a range of disciplines including cinema and media studies, gender studies and socio-legal studies, Jade's work is strongly interdisciplinary. Her primary focus is on the representation and regulation of sex, gender and sexuality, youth sexualities and the classification and censorship of sex in film. Through the exploration of teen film representations of sexual pleasure and desire, virginity, masturbation and queer sex, Jade's PhD research examined how teenage sex and sexuality is regulated through the censorship of adolescent sex, pleasure and desire in contemporary teen films, particularly in Australia, Britain and the United States. Her work provides insight into the relationship between policy, representation and experiences of teenage sex and sexuality.