Tag Archives: Twitter

hat September 11

The Taming of the Shrew: Online Misogyny

Charlotte Proudman, a barrister and Ph.D researcher, received an inappropriate comment on professional networking website LinkedIn. Whilst most people use sites such as LinkedIn or Research Gate to connect regarding work, a married 57 year old man Carter-Silk decided to use it to comment on 27 year old Charlotte’s looks. Yes the 57 years of […]

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 […]

soc230 April 10

#Idontneedfeminism … yeah you do

> A couple of days ago the talented Natasha Devon wrote this piece Be prepared to compromise or ‘feminism’ will be a dirty word once again and I agree wholeheartedly. Feminism has become not only a dirty word but something young women are actively opposing. And who can blame them? You only have to browse […]

plastic91 February 20

Happy PhD

So, after reading this blog post by Amber Davis, this post on Chronic Fatigue and M.E, and Anna Wood’s post on M.E I have decided to sign up for Amber’s Happy PhD course. Now I feel very lucky and fortunate to be a funded PhD student, and I love what I am doing and feel […]

plastic171 January 17

University of Leeds Sex Work Conference 2014

I am on a high from the Postgraduate Bi-annual Sex Work Conference held yesterday, 16th January 2014, at the University of Leeds. Organised by Dr Teela Sanders Reader in Sociology at the University of Leeds and PhD students Laura ConnellyUniversity of Leeds and Lucy Binch University of Sheffield. If only this were a yearly event […]

plastic5 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 […]

plastic19 August 28

Why you SHOULD blog about your research

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