Category Archives: Academia

March 25

Lent

Today is the Annunciation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Bet you weren’t expecting a touch of Theology in this blog, but in the absence of me creating a separate one, you can thank me later. I have been reflecting on Lent and what it means to me. What does it […]

March 23

Social media as radical resistance

Yesterday I had the privilege to catch up with a former student. It has been 8 months since graduation, and many graduates are gearing themselves up for Masters and Ph.D applications. I don’t see my role as ending upon graduation and I am happy to ‘talk shop’ and catch up. I see teaching as a […]

March 16

LJMU welcome Charlie Craggs

  It has been a very busy week here at LJMU! On Tuesday I had the honour of welcoming Charlie Craggs to deliver a guest lecture to our Level 6 students on the Body Politics module. After first discovering Charlie on Instagram, I added her book To My Trans Sisters to our reading list on […]

February 15

Barbie Craftivism 2018

So, following on from last year’s Barbie Craftvism workshop which you can view here,   it was time to do it all over again. After sending my husband out to acquire as many dolls as he could find, this was my haul.   This session is  part of  a Level 6 module called Body Politics […]

July 14

Maria with the Red Hair

After I left sixth form, my dad died. After my undergraduate, my husband was in a coma in intensive care. And after getting my Ph.D we have had lots of family health problems and other traumas to contend with. Academia has been the last thing on my mind, and I certainly have a lot of […]

March 01

Activism Barbie

    Firstly I would like to thank Dr Paula Singleton of Leeds Beckett University, whom you can contact on twitter here. Paula very kindly shared her resources and ideas with me, and you can read about some of her Activism Barbie workshops on her blog. I would also like to thank Dr Kay Standing, Reader in […]

September 10

Revelations and the Researcher

 (Picture of performer Delilah Jones). I first went to university in 2002 to study Philosophy at a Redbrick. I hated it. I danced at the same time and dropped out 18 months in. There is no way in hell I could have completed that degree. My father died a week before I started uni, and everything […]