City: London, England
Country: United Kingdom
For the last four years, I have worked at Middlesex University as Lecturer in Politics. Within this role, I am the Module Leader for 'Introduction to Development Studies' and also teach across the Research Methods course.I specialise in gender analysis and I apply this to all areas of my teaching. As such, I am often responsible for supervising the dissertations of students taking a gender and/or sexualities focus in their research projects. During the academic year 2017/18, I was appointed as the Course Convenor for 'War, Conflict and Development' at Birkbeck which has been a fascinating challenge. Within this role I have explored the gendered nature of conflict, militarised disaster response and the relationship to the so-called 'war on terror,' social devastation and violent peace.
Conflict Processes & War
Gender and Politics
Research Methods & Research Design
My most recent research explored young women's life histories reflecting on what it was like to 'grow up' after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. I explored the intersections of gender with youth and sexualities and unpacked how positive transformation can occur post-disaster. The participants themselves engaged in both collective and individual space, through gender performance groups, creativity and personal development. In the past I have explored the notion of 'supernormal patriarchy' within sites of Extractive Industry, women's access to housing and land rights in Post-Tsunami Sri Lanka, 'awkward heterosexualities' and abjectification in female lifestlye television.