Gendered Knowledges was run by a group of staff, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students at Warwick who are each dedicated to exploring radical pedagogies for gender and sexuality. Here are our individual bios:
Cath Lambert is Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Warwick. She works in the areas of critical pedagogy, and gender/sexuality and education. She has published on teacher identities, students’ political engagement, educational space and pedagogic art. Her most recent work focuses on the generation and critical exploration of alternative spaces and times for the production of knowledge, both inside and beyond formal educational institutions. She has an interest in the development of ‘sensory’ methodologies that might help us to understand how knowledge is lived, felt and experienced in embodied ways. Further information at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/cathlambert.
Samantha Lyle came to Warwick in 2001 as a mature student armed with an Access to Humanities qualification to study a joint honours BA in Politics, International Studies and Gender in what was then the Social Studies faculty. As a feminist she is acutely aware of the interdisciplinary history of Women and Gender Studies and the way in which the personal is constructed as political. This is reflected in her activism and research interests. During her MA she founded the Warwick Anti-Sexism Society (WASS), a student society which aimed to bring women and men together to combat sexism in all its forms. From this activism she explored the inextricable link between feminism in theory and in practice and wrote about it with her colleagues. Since graduating with her PhD in 2012, Sam is co-leading the Gendered Knowledges Project as the Academic Coordinator with Cath Lambert, teaching the Sociology module Transformations, Reproduction and Gender in Contemporary Society and working as a Research Assistant for Professor Christina Hughes. Sam is currently the chair of Coventry Women’s Voices.
Emma Beckett graduated in 2002 with a BA (hons) in Women’s Studies, and in 2007 with an MA in Women’s Studies. Her MA thesis explored Women’s cyber-sexuality, alternative pornography and on-line identities. Emma currently works as a domestic abuse outreach worker, and teaches Researching Society and Culture in the sociology department at Warwick. She is in the third year of a part-time PhD, exploring themes surrounding gender and aesthetics associated with the heavily tattooed female body. It considers tattooing as an aesthetic practice working towards the production and creation of alternative and transgressive beauty norms. Favourite things include punk/grunge/riot grrl, tenor sax, Tarantino and muscle cars.
Anna Sloan is currently teaching in Film and Television Studies at Warwick and at the University of Hertfordshire. She is working on a postdoctoral project on gender and canon formation in film and television, looking at how notions of goodness, greatness and value are gendered. She is also in the planning stages of a full-length project on body image, dieting and eating disorders in classical Hollywood. Her recently completed PhD investigated postwar Hollywood representations of European space, looking at how various gendered subjectivities in classical Hollywood cinema, both masculine and feminine, are constructed in relation to space and geography.
|Katharina Karcher is a doctoral candidate and IAS Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick, where she also works as a part-time teacher in the department of German Studies. She holds a BA-degree in Media Culture from the Bauhaus University Weimar (GE), and she completed a Research Masters in Gender and Ethnicity at the University of Utrecht (NL). Her research interests include theories of (sexual) difference, poststructuralist and postmodern thought and political violence. In her PhD thesis, Katharina provides a feminist analysis of women’s involvement in political violence in the Federal Republic of Germany since 1970. The specific focus of the qualitative study is on four militant leftist groups: The Red Army Faction, the Movement of June 2, the Revolutionary Cells and the Red Zora. More information here.
|Lana Tatour is a PhD candidate at the Politics and International Studies department, University of Warwick. Her research focuses on the ways and the extent to which transnational modes of resistance enables queer subjects to assume agency and challenge the co-optation, appropriation and commodification of their identities and bodies. She currently holds the position of Visiting Lecturer at University of Westminster, where she convenes an undergraduate course on Contemporary Arab Culture. Lana is also a Teaching Fellow at PAIS. Before undertaking her doctoral studies, Lana worked for more than a decade in a number of human rights and peace-building NGOs in Israel/Palestine and the UK.