Category Archives: Research thoughts

April 26

Girl on Fire: Conferences Peer Support and a Fire in the Belly

Wow, what a week! First there was the North West Gender Conference: Construction of Gender In Research at Lancaster University on Tuesday 22nd, and then the British Sociological Association Annual Conference held at University of Leeds. I was lucky enough to present at both, and am bursting with ideas and energy. I have heard a […]

April 14

Libraries Gave Us Power: Reading in Prison

My Phd is using Reading Aloud/ Shared Reading groups as my main method. Here I will be collecting and sharing key sources. The impact of books and reading in prisons– The Reading Agency The Reader Organisation- Reading In Secured Environments ‘An Evaluation of a Pilot Study of a Literature-Based Intervention with Women in Prison’ (Robinson,J. […]

October 22

Youth Sexualities Durham

I had a brilliant day on Friday (19th October) at the BSA Youth Sexualities Conference. A big thank you to all who organised the day especially Dr Mark McCormack. I delivered a paper myself (which I blog about here) and felt it was a friendly and productive atmosphere. I learned a lot and look forward […]

October 22

Anxious Doll: stress, worry and the PhD student

I am aware of the ‘risks’ of personal blogging, but I know this is a topic that is experienced by so many PhD students, probably the majority of those who I have met. I thought getting a studentship would make me feel better, and whilst I am extremely happy and grateful to have one it […]

August 28

Why you SHOULD blog about your research

An excellent post here on why you should blog about your research.

August 26

Sex work PhD researchers

Since I started in January, I am fortunate enough to have met quite a few sex workers, researchers and key figures at conferences events and on twitter. From 1st October, I will be starting my full time studentship at Leeds Met, (though am still based in Liverpool) and am keener than ever to connect with […]

August 19

Don’t lose your head, PhD Journey so far

So, in January I was to begin my PhD entitled The visualisation of deviant raciality: a study of racial neoliberalism and the moral economies of whiteness in ‘post-racial’ Britain explored through the construction of white women as deviant/inadequately white. Bit of a mouthful. The supervisor was unable to commit to supervision duties, so I decided […]