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Doctoral supervision


Romain Chenet is an ESRC funded student from the Denmark/France who began his PhD in October 2017 through the Doctoral Training Partnership, having first completed his MA Social Research in the department, also funded by the ESRC (1+3). Romain is working on discourses of sustainable development in the context of the SDGs, with a particular focus on epistemic communities and the co-option of feminist and environmental critiques of development. I co-supervise Romain with Briony Jones in PAIS, 50/50.

Tingli Liu is a self-funded student from China who began her PhD in September 2015. She is analysing representations of 'leftover women' in three recent Chinese films, in the context of shifting gender relations in China for elite, professional women in particular, using genre and discourse analysis. Tingli is currently drafting her analytical chapters. I co-supervise Tingli with Lynne Pettinger, 50/50.

Sara Bamdad is a self-funded student from Iran who began her PhD in September 2014. Her thesis is about Iranian clinic users' experiences of IVF, in the context of religious, medical, nationalist and scientific knowleges about new reproductive technologies and compulsory parenthood in Iran, based on an 11 month period of ethnographic fieldwork. Sara successfully completed her viva in March 2019 and is currently completing her minor corrections. I co-supervise Sara with Maria do Mar Pereira, 50/50. 



Urvashi Soni-Sinha ‘Gendered Labour Process and Flexibility: A Study of Jewellery Production in India’ (successfully defended December 2000). Funded by ORS and Warwick Research Insitute. Co-supervised with Joanna Liddle. Urvashi is now living in Canada and teaching Women's Studies and Labour Studies at the University of Windsor.

Yvonne McKenna ‘Negotiating Identities: Irish Women Religious and Migration’ (successfully defended September 2002). Funded by Warwick Graduate Award. Co-supervised with Maria Luddy (History). Yvonne went on to do a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Cork, followed by an Associate Research Fellowship at the University of Limerick. She then moved into the voluntary sector, was CEO of Volunteer Ireland and is now CEO of Gaisce - The President's Award.

Pamela Lowe ‘Power and the Pill: Mid-Life Women Negotiating Contraception’ (successfully defended May 2003). Funded by the ESRC. Co-supervised with Carol Wolkowitz. Pam went on to work in the Institute of Health at Warwick, and in 2005 was appointed to a lectureship in Sociology at Luton, where she is now a senior lecturer and has also served as Head of Sociology.

Gilma Madrid ‘Working with Flowers: An Analysis of the Social, Cultural and Ethical Relations in Colombia and the UK’ (successfully defended December 2003). Funded by ORS and an International Office Scholarship. Co-supervised with Terry Lovell. Having lived in Berlin for several years, doing consultancy work on fair/ethical trade and doing some part-time University teaching, Gilma has now returned to Colombia where she is an independent researcher on labour rights.

Anne-Marie Kramer ‘Reproduction, Reconstruction and Gendered Citizenship: The Polish Abortion Debate’ (successfully defended February 2004). Funded by the ESRC. Co-supervised with Deborah Steinberg. Anne-Marie went on to an ESRC post-doctoral Fellowship at Warwick, a temporary lectureship and a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship also at Warwick on 'The Cultural Status of Genealogy', and she is now a Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham.

Inga Sniukaite 'Feminist Cyberdialogics: Women's Online Activism' (successfully defended January 2007). Funded by the ESRC. Co-supervised with Deborah Steinberg. Following some work in the department for CRED, Inga took up a research post with UNIFEM in New York and is now Deputy Chief of Evaluation at UN Women.

Dominic Pasura 'A Fractured Diaspora: Strategies and Identities among Zimbabweans in Britain' (successfully defended June 2008). Part funded by the Canon Collins Educational Trust for Southern Africa with a later award from the Leche Trust. Co-supervised with Robin Cohen. Following a post-doc at the University of London, Dominic went onto research fellowships at the Universities of Huddersfield and Middlesex and is now a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Glasgow.

Alice Sczepanikova 'Constructing a Refugee: The State, NGOs and Experiences of Asylum in the Czech Republic' (successfully defended April 2009). Funded by a Warwick Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship. Co-supervised with Annie Phizacklea. Alice was awarded an IAS Early Career Fellowship by the University of Warwick and then secured a three year post-doc at the Goethe Institute in Germany. She has worked with non-governmental organisations in Central and Eastern Europe in areas of gender equality, social inclusion, youth and migrant rights and is now a Policy Analyst at the EU Policy Lab in Brussels.

Maud Perrier 'Doing/Narrating Motherhood: The Gendered and Classed Moralities of Older and Younger Mothers' (successfully defended May 2009). Self-funded through part-time teaching and research assistance in the department. Co-supervised with Christina Hughes. Maud secured a lectureship in Sociology at the University of Bristol, where she is now a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies.

Mona Adhikari 'Exploring Gendered Work and Women's Empowerment: A Study of Hotels, Resorts and Casinos in Nepal' (successfully defended January 2013). Funded by a Warwick Postgraduate Research Fellowship. Co-supervised with Nickie Charles. Mona is now Executive Director of Enterprise for Management, Economic Reform and Gender Equality, Geneva, Switzerland.

Evelyn Aguirre-Sulem 'Transnational Migration in Mexican Indigenous Communities: An Analysis of Gender and Empowerment' (successfully defended October 2013). Funded by a Bucerius PhD Scholarship in Migration Studies and an award from the Mexican Government (CONACYT). Co-supervised successively with Cecily Jones, Claire Anderson and Bob Carter. Eve is now living in California looking after her two young daughters and has a postdoc at the "Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales" in Universidad de Oaxaca, Mexico, working with Jorge Hernandez-Diaz.

Nazia Hussein 'Boundaries of Respectability: New Women of Bangladesh' (successfully defended August 2015). Self-funded through part-time teaching and research assistance in the department and the University. Co-supervised with Christina Hughes. Following submission Nazia was awarded an IAS Early Career Fellowship by the University of Warwick and then secured a teaching position at the LSE, followed by a move to Birmingham City University as Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences.

Elsa Oomen 'Migration for "work and play": Hierarchies of Privilege Among Youth Mobility Scheme Participants in London' (successfully defended January 2018). Funded through a Warwick Chancellor's International Scholarship. Co-supervised with Carol Wolkowitz. Elsa began developing research funded by a Sociological Review 'Kick Start' Grant in September 2018.