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Tiffany Jenkins
Cultural sociologist and writer, Edinburgh

Tiffany Jenkins is a sociologist and writer, and the culture editor of Sociology Compass. Her work has been published in The Scotsman, The Spectator and The Guardian, among others. She is the author of Keeping Their Marbles (2016). She lives in Edinburgh. 

Written by Tiffany Jenkins

Essay/
Childhood & Adolescence
My secret life

Parents expect to know everything about their children’s lives. They need to remember that secrets are part of growing up

Tiffany Jenkins

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