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Dr Laura Airey Post Doctoral Research Fellow Business School I am a qualitative social science researcher, and my research interests span several disciplinary fields, including geography, sociology, social policy and public health. Key research interests include: Extending working lives/older people and employment grandparenting roles and relationships Lay experiences of combining paid employment and unpaid caring roles across the lifecourse the health-relevance of structural inequalities and gendered social roles lay accounts of health, illness and well-being social and spatial inequalities in health
Dr Patricia Allmer Senior Lecturer and Chancellor's Fellow Edinburgh College of Art My research and curatorial projects focus on women artists and writers in relation to Surrealism and its legacies.
Prof Amanda Amos Personal Chair of Health Promotion Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, Centre for Population Health Sciences Research Interests My main area of research is smoking and tobacco control. This focuses on a broad range of smoking issues at the individual, community and societal level, including: young people - smoking uptake, dependence and cessation in the mid-to-late teens; transitions and smoking; smoking and gender; sources of cigarettes; e-cigarettes. adults - smoking and disadvantage; smoking cessation; e-cigarettes; smoking and gender; smoking and ethnicity. evaluation of tobacco control policies and initiatives - interventions to reduce children's exposure to secondhand smoke in the home; effectiveness of youth prevention policies including schools and sources of tobacco; equity impacts; networking and capacity building on women and tobacco in Europe. Current Research Involvement DISPLAY- Determining the Impact of Smoking Point of Sale Legislation Among Youth Study (with Stirling and St Andrew's Universities). SILNE-R Enhancing the effectiveness of programs and strategies to prevent smoking by adolescents: a realist evaluation comparing seven European countries (Led by University of Amsterdam involving 8 countries) Inequalities in smoking among 16-24 year olds: Scottish Health Survey secondary analysis and qualitative follow-up project. (with Scotcen) Young adults’ understandings and experiences of e-cigarettes First Steps to Smoke-free: Using air-quality feedback to facilitate smoke-free homes through the NHS Lanarkshire First Steps Programme. (with University of Aberdeen and NHS Lanarkshire) A process evaluation of the implementation of ASSIST Scotland (with Universities of Stirling, Glasgow, Bristol and Cardiff).
Amy Andrada Lecturer, Sociology, (SMC, AVC, BCC); Teaching Assistant/Tutor, PhD Candidate School of Social and Political Science Amy is researching identity among women and mothers in context of in-group and out-group relations, and stigma and discrimination related to (un)partnership status(es). Her research aims to explore the ways in which identity is shaped by parental, gender, and relationships statuses for women.
Dr Susan Bainbrigge Senior Lecturer School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures French and Francophone Studies; Department of European Languages and Cultures 20th and 21st century French and Francophone Fiction, especially women writers Simone de Beauvoir Autobiography Studies
Megan Bastick PhD Candidate School of Law International law, armed conflict, security, gender, feminism, armed forces
Emilia Belknap PhD candidate, Politics School of Social and Political Science I am currently working on my doctorate thesis which will be exploring the puzzle of why there are differences in support for independence and constitutional change between men and women (risk aversion, national identity, women's representation?). I will be using Scotland as a case study and employ mini focus groups to explore the complex nuances of this relationship
Prof Christine Bell Chair in Constitutional Law, Assistant Principal (Global Justice), and Director Political Settlement Research Programme ( School of Law, Global Justice Academy Her research interests lie in the interface between constitutional and international law, gender and conflict, and legal theory, with a particular interest in peace processes and their agreements. In 2007 Christine won the American Society of International Law's Francis Deake Prize for her article on 'Peace Agreements: Their Nature and Legal Status' 100(2) American Journal of International Law. The prize is awarded annually for the leading article by a younger author in the AJIL. She has authored two books: On the Law of Peace: Peace Agreements and the Lex Pacificatoria (Oxford University Press, 2008) which won the Hart Socio-Legal Book Prize, awarded by the Socio-legal Studies Association UK, and Peace Agreements and Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2000). She has also authored the a report published by the International Council on Human Rights Policy entitled 'Negotiating Justice? Human Rights and Peace Agreements' (2006).
Dr Shereen Benjamin Senior Lecturer Moray House School of Education boys, girls and schooling addressing heterosexism and homophobia in schools sociological perspectives on additional support for learning/special educational needs feminist poststructuralist theories ethnography in schools teacher education
Prof Celeste-Marie Bernier Professor of US and Atlantic Studies School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Celeste-Marie Bernier specialises in the literatures, histories, politics, visual cultures, and philosophies of women, men, and children living in the African Diaspora over the centuries. Her research encompasses the following fields: Slavery Studies, African American Studies, Black British Studies, World War I Studies, Children’s Literary Studies, Nineteenth-Century US Studies, Transatlantic Studies, Memory Studies, Life Writing, and Art History and Visual and Material Cultures.
Dr Barbara Bompani Reader in Africa & International Development; Research Associate at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg School of Social and Political Science African Christianity, Religion and Politics, Religion and Development, Faith-based organisations (FBOs), Religion and Sexuality, LGBTI rights in Africa, public morality, Ugandan Pentecostalism, South African politics.
Dr Charlotte Bosseaux Senior Lecturer School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Dr Bosseaux's research interests include audiovisual translation, narratology, modernism, especially Virginia Woolf, popular culture, theatre and music translation. She has published extensively in these areas of research interest. Apart from several journal articles in peer-reviewed translation studies journals and chapters in handbooks (on the translations of popular song and dubbing, Marilyn Monroe and Buffy the Vampire Slayer for instance), she has published two monographs, How Does it Feel? Point of View in Translation (Rodopi, 2007) on the translation of Virginia Woolf into French, and Dubbing, film and Performance: Uncanny Encounters (Peter Lang, 2015), on the impact of dubbing on performance and characterisation Dr Bosseaux now principally researches in audiovisual translation. She is particularly interested in how translation mediates the voices of original texts. This is the main topic of her recent monograph (2015) and current work on documentaries and Gender-Based Violence. Parallely, she is working in popular fiction, particularly on crime fiction in translation.
Dr Claire Boyle Lecturer in French and Deputy Postgraduate Director of LLC School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Post-war and contemporary French autobiography Twentieth-century French thought and modern critical theory Post-war and contemporary French cinema (especially queer cinema, first-person cinema, and testimonial films)
Prof Francesca Bray Professor Emerita of Social Anthropology School of Social and Political Science Material Culture, China and East Asia, Gender regimes, Agriculture and the politics of food, Technology and society
Dr Lilah Grace Canevaro Lecturer in Greek; Classics School of History, Classics and Archaeology My research centres on archaic Greek poetry, epic and didactic in particular. I am interested in the modes of reading which ancient poetry invites, and try in my research to track such readings from the invitation (through close reading of the poems themselves) to the response to it (the reception of the poems). In much of my research I make connections between Greek literature and other cultures and time periods, a particular interest being Victorian poetry and art. I draw on comparative and reception methodologies, and am starting to explore ways in which the cognitive sciences can be brought to bear on archaic Greek poetry. My 2018 book, Women of Substance in Homeric Epic: Objects, Gender, Agency, explores the relationship between women and objects in Homeric epic, drawing on the theoretical framework of New Materialisms. Through ‘attentiveness to things’ (term from Vital Materialist Jane Bennett), this project provides a new way in to archaic texts, revealing that Homer’s women are not only objectified but are also well-versed in objects and their potential as devices for memory, for communication, for symbolism, for empowerment. Female strategies of agency may not be placed centre-stage, but they are nevertheless a creation of the archaic poet, and an impressively subtle and nuanced one at that. The ostensible masculinity of the Iliad, for example, belies a sensitivity to the female viewpoint.
Lee Chalmers PhD candidate, Sociology School of Social and Political Science Feminism, trolling, gender, online abuse, emotions online, discursive activism, feminist activism, women’s public voice
Dr Amy Chandler Chancellor's Fellow School of Health in Social Science I am a sociologist, my research is primarily qualitative, and addresses mental health, self-harm, suicide and substance use. I am currently working on research which is critically exploring gendered narratives of suicide, self-harm and alcohol use. Previously I worked on a report for Samaritans on masculinities and suicide (Men, Suicide and Society, published 2012
Ashlee Christoffersen PhD candidate, Social Policy School of Social and Political Science The title of my project is ‘Intersectionality in practice: Concepts and uses in the equality seeking third sector’. It draws on my practitioner background to explore how equality third sector organisations, which have been predominantly focused around single issues/identities, are conceptualising and operationalising the politically transformative frame of ‘intersectionality’: the understanding that structures of inequality are mutually constituting and thus cannot be addressed separately. It responds to gaps in research on intersectionality’s operationalisation, and intersectionality and the third sector. The project is being conducted with three networks of equality organisations (racial justice, feminist, disability rights, LGBT rights, refugee organisations, etc.) and public sector partners in cities in England and Scotland, through case studies employing interviews, focus groups, observation/participant observation and documentary analysis. It explores and compares the development and use of intersectionality within the equality seeking third sector in England and Scotland: what intersectionality means in the equality seeking third sector, how these meanings are used in practice, and how this relates to equality policy; and aims to theorise approaches to operationalisation of intersectionality based on results, with reference to intersectionality theory.
Rachel Chung PhD student School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures In the past, Rachel has studied queer sexuality in Gothic literature and fanfiction and narratives of suicidality in performance. She has also conducted research in medicine, including the experiences of women with cerebral palsy seeking gynecological care, pain management practices in sub-acute hospital units, depression rates in young women studying for the Collegiate Scholastic Ability Test in South Korea, and iso-volumetric contraction and relaxation times in the left ventricle. Rachel studies sexual violence in Shakespeare as performed by casts of all women. Focusing primarily on productions directed by Phyllida Lloyd, she is working to combine the worlds of gender studies and the semiotics of theatre. So far, her primary influences are Judith Butler, Elaine Aston, George Savona, Kier Elam, and Phyllida Lloyd. Rachel is interested in the intersection of queer and gender theories with audience reception theory, particularly in the ways (feminine) bodies acquire and produce meaning onstage. Thesis title: Re-Dressing Rape: Sexual Violence in Shakespeare through Casts of All Women
Dr Harriet Cornell Research Assistant, Global Justice Academy Development Officer School of History, Classics and Archaeology, School of Law, Global Justice Academy Harriet's academic background is in History, having completed a PhD in Economic and Social History at the University of Edinburgh in 2012. Her doctoral thesis, 'Gender, Sex and Social Control: East Lothian, 1610-1640', was funded by the ESRC and awarded the Jeremiah Dalziel Prize in British History in 2012. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology on the Carnegie-funded project, 'Agriculture and Teind Reform in Early Modern Scotland'.
Dr Magnus Course Senior Lecturer School of Social and Political Science Britain, ethnography, Mythology and folklore, Memory, Language and Identity, Gaelic Scotland, crofting, Environment, fishing, the sea
Prof Sharon Cowan Professor of Feminist and Queer Legal Studies, Deputy Head of School School of Law Her research interests include: Gender, Sexuality and the Law; Feminist Legal Theory; Criminal Law; Criminal Justice; Asylum studies. Recent and current projects include a national empirical project, along with Helen Baillot of the Scottish Refugee Council, and Vanessa Munro of the University of Nottingham, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, looking at the the way in which women asylum claimaints whose applications are based on a claim of rape, are treated by the Asylum and Immigration Appeal Tribunal. Sharon is presently working on a comparative socio-legal project looking at the impact of law on transgender people. Along with Dr Chloe Kennedy (Edinburgh) and Professor Munro (Warwick), she is a co-editor of the new Scottish Feminist Judgments Project @ScottishFemJP.
Prof Sarah Cunningham-Burley Professor of Medical and Family Sociology; Dean of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences Deanery of Molecular Genetic and Population Health Sciences, Global Health Academy, Centre for Population Health Sciences, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics
Prof Julie Cupples Professor of Human Geography and Cultural Studies Institute of Geography, School of Geosciences Julie Cupples is a Professor of Human Geography and Cultural Studies. Her work spans cultural geography, development studies and media and cultural studies. She has been working in Nicaragua and other parts of Latin America for three decades and has published on questions of development/postdevelopment, gender and sexuality, disasters and environmental risk, elections, municipal governance, neoliberalism and indigenous media. She is the author of Latin American Development (Routledge 2013), the co-author of Communications/Media/Geographies (Routledge 2017) and Shifting Nicaraguan Mediascapes: Authoritarianism and the Struggle for Social Justice (Springer 2018), and the co-editor of Mediated Geographies and Geographies of Media (Springer 2015), Unsettling Eurocentrism in the Westernized University (Routledge 2018) and the Routledge Handbook of Latin American Development (Routledge 2019). Her current research involves collaboration with indigenous and Afro-descendant broadcasters in Central America, Colombia and Aotearoa New Zealand and with survivors of the eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala. She is also a co-editor of the Transforming Capitalism book series published by Rowman and Littlefield.
Dr Fiona Cuthill Lecturer (FTE) in Nursing Studies (Public Health/Community) School of Health in Social Science, Global Health Academy Fiona has expertise in qualitative and participatory research methodologies. She also has extensive experience in working in communities with people who encounter issues of social exclusion, addiction, homelessness and asylum.