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Doctoral supervision

I have supervisory expertise in the following areas: gender and development; fair/ethical trade; gender and migration; gender and reproduction. If you are interested in discussing PhD supervision please e-mail me with details of your proposed topic, research questions, methodology and contribution to the literature:



Georgia CLANCY is an ESRC funded student from the UK who began her PhD in October 2016 through the Doctoral Training Centre. She is working on women's reproductive choices and medicalization in the UK, with a particular focus on social class. I co-supervise Georgia with Deborah Steinberg, 50/50.

Tingli Liu is a self-funded student from China who began her PhD in September 2015. She is analysing media representations of 'leftover women' in China, in the context of their own self-representations. Following her first year and successful upgrade, Tingli is now embarking on her data generation. I co-supervise Tingli with Deborah Steinberg, who is the lead supervisor.

Sara Bamdad is a self-funded student from Iran who began her PhD in September 2014. She is working on 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. Sara has just successfully completed 11 months of ethnographic fieldwork in Iran, and is now embarking on her analysis and writing up. I co-supervise Sara with Deborah Steinberg and I am the lead supervisor. 

Elsa Oomen is a full-time student from India who began her PhD in October 2013 and has a Chancellor's International Scholarship. Elsa is researching young people's migration to the UK under the Tier 5 youth mobility scheme, exploring issues of gender, identity and employment and the binaries of work/play. She completed a year of London-based fieldwork involving interviews and ethnography, including of social media used by young people on the youth mobility scheme, and has now completed drafts of nearly all her analytical chapters. Her 4th year will be devoted to drafting the final analytical chapter, redrafting and then final revisions. I co-supervise Elsa with Carol Wolkowitz, 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 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 an Evaluation Specialist with 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 a research fellowship at the University of Huddersfield and is now in the same role at the University of Middlesex.

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.

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.

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 an International Consultant in Geneva, specialising in women and trade.

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.