blythe October 29

Write Here, Write Now

Yesterday I was delighted with how our PORESO event was received, a 90 minute seminar with the wonderful Professor Karl Spracklen on Beginning to Write the Ph.D. Karl also spoke at our annual conference back in June, which I talk about here in When is Right to Write? Karl was one of our most popular […]

doll September 28

Female Sexuality

Ok. So I’m a Sociologist, we know that. I’m also a feminist, and massively interested in issues of sex and sexuality. And Medical Sociology/ Sociology of Health. And everything. Because I’m a Sociologist, and we look into everything. You know that one of my personal bugbears hatreds, is the narrow way in which western medicine, […]

plastic20 September 23

Conferences, Teaching, Publications

I thought this would be a good place for me to list the papers I am doing, and to connect with other researchers, academics, sex workers, professionals, students. If anyone is attending any of the forthcoming events it would be great to virtually ‘meet’ you beforehand. Likewise if you know of any relevant events please […]

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 […]

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