I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Women's Studies with Sociology from The University of North London in 2002. In 2005 I began a part-time MA in Women's Studies at Ruskin College, Oxford and graduated in 2007 with a distinction. My thesis, "Behind the Screens: Women, Alt-porn & Cyber-Sexuality" explored on-line identities, cyber alter egos and sexuality in women's self-managed alternative pornography.
I am currently in my last year of a part-time PhD in Women and Gender Studies, part of the Sociology department here at Warwick.
Themes explored within the research include:
Body Work; Body Modification; Emotional Labour; Aesthetic Labour; Subculture and Subcultural Authorship; Subcultural Capital; Gendered Capital; Identity and Alternative Femininities
Other academic interests include:
Subculture; Poststructuralist Feminist Theory; Gender & Sexuality; TV, Film & Popular Culture; The Sociology of Art; Cyber Communities and The Sociology of Sport.
I have taught Researching Society & Culture as part of the Undergraduate Sociology degree programme.
In any spare time I happen to fall upon, I enjoy listening to a very eclectic music collection, sewing (badly), playing saxophone, Tarantino movies and reminiscing about the 90s.