camera September 13

Poverty Porn

This is where my blog is used in a selfish way, as a place to store references and ideas for myself. Hopefully this will be of use to others too examining the construction of poverty and social exclusion, and how the media demonises the poor. Look at the difference between today’s poverty porn, and the […]

plastic1 September 11

The Value of Conferences & Blogs for Ph.D researchers

I explain to first year theory students that sociological theory is like lego blocks. We use them to build our knowledge. These blocks are our foundation, and also our tool for building our ideas and presenting them. Well, being a Ph.D student is no different. We have to be the complete package, market ourselves as […]

hellokitty August 25

Ph.D help

I will update this list when I find helpful articles and blogs. As you know from reading the blog I think it’s crucial to develop a supportive and inspiring cohort of Ph.D researchers. I am lucky enough to be part of a solid network with lift one another up and share ideas, articles, blogs, conferences, […]

tulisa July 24

The perils of blogging

I love blogging for both my research and teaching. It helps me with my writing it is great at making thoughts coherent as well as sharing ideas and getting feedback. I have always been careful not to blog about my Ph.D research, or put anything in too much detail. Blogging is not an add to […]

plastic409 July 23

Sweetening the Pill

In 2013 Holly Grigg-Spall published her book Sweetening The Pill Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control. I was so relieved to read this book and engage with the debates surrounding it. The pill and its huge side effects should be a hot feminist topic. More women need to get involved in this […]

plastic301 July 04

When is it right to write?

When is it right to write? This is a common source of anxiety amongst PhD researchers, not helped by the competitive nature of many writing challenges set on twitter. Whilst they can help some, they cause angst to many others. So should you write from the start of a PhD? I am now 8 months […]

plastic401 June 12

Researching Sexed Spaces: (Re)Imagining the Researcher and (Re)Discovering the ‘Other’ in Understanding Experiences of Exclusion

As you know, I am assisting Dr Emily Cooper in convening these two Sexed Spaces streams at the Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference 2014. Please look at the two sessions, Session 1 and Session 2. I am very excited for this event, we have an impressive line up of passionate and dynamic thinkers. Geographies of […]

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