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Emma Beckett

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.

My research is supervised by Dr Maria Do Mar Pereira and focuses on Women Tattoo Artists - using interviews and conversations to explore experiences of the tattoo industry and subculture - specifically, How Women Artists Negotiate Femininities in a Once Male-Dominated Industry.

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.



Emma Beckett


E dot C dot Beckett at warwick dot ac dot uk





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