Tag Archives: sociology

May 18

The Problem with Women’s Centres

Paint it pink and state ’empowerment’ and the funding and support will come. But what exactly are people supporting? The growing push for prison abolitionism has made the fatal error of ignoring the critiques of the ‘radical alternatives’. The harms of prison are merely being displaced and reproduced in community settings. Women’s centres should not […]

May 11

Love

Rachel Held Evans the famous progressive Christian writer died on May 4th 2019 aged 37 years old. I did not know Rachel, but followed her on twitter and was inspired by her writings.  Rachel was a radically inclusive Christian: the kind of teaching that brought me back to the church. The idea that all are […]

April 21

Easter Sunday

He is risen. At this point there is confusion. Where is His body? The gospel of St. John 20.1-18 tells us the story, and we imagine it almost in real time. A frazzled and faithful Mary Magdalene running to exclaim that the Lord’s body has been taken. Mary just wants the body back. Anyone who […]

April 01

6 years of blogging

WordPress has just graciously informed me that it’s my 6 year blogging anniversary. Where have 6 years gone?! I have had to set a lot of the content to private (professional image and all that) but I appreciate every single comment, tweet and conversation about this blog. I could not have written my Ph.D without […]

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 17

Writing with conviction

I have been writing daily and working on a variety of projects. I am writing my novel on serious organized crime groups and Blackmail. The first draft is going to my mentor/ proof reader on the 1st of May.  I find it good to have deadlines in order to maintain energy and passion towards my […]

March 15

Consultancy work

Hi everyone, I am back on this blog and excited to announce that I have launched my own business. I will be releasing a website in due course but can take enquiries through the blog, email and twitter. After gaining my Ph.D and lecturing for 6 years I have decided to combine my interests in […]