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 Dr Briony Jones in PAIS, 50/50.
Dr 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 Dr Joanna Liddle. Urvashi is now living in Canada and is an Assistant Professor in Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology at the University of Windsor.
Dr Yvonne McKenna ‘Negotiating Identities: Irish Women Religious and Migration’ (successfully defended September 2002). Funded by Warwick Graduate Award. Co-supervised with Dr 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 and is CEO of Volunteer Ireland.
Dr Pamela Lowe ‘Power and the Pill: Mid-Life Women Negotiating Contraception’ (successfully defended May 2003). Funded by the ESRC. Co-supervised with Dr 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 in Sociology and Policy and has also served as Head of Sociology.
Dr 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 Professor 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.
Dr Anne-Marie Kramer ‘Reproduction, Reconstruction and Gendered Citizenship: The Polish Abortion Debate’ (successfully defended February 2004). Funded by the ESRC. Co-supervised with Professor 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.
Dr Inga Sniukaite 'Feminist Cyberdialogics: Women's Online Activism' (successfully defended January 2007). Funded by the ESRC. Co-supervised with Professor 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.
Dr 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 Professor 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 Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Glasgow.
Dr 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 Professor 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.
Dr 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 Professor 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.
Dr 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 Professor Nickie Charles. Mona is now Executive Director of Enterprise for Management, Economic Reform and Gender Equality (EMERGE), Geneva, Switzerland and also works as an independent development consultant.
Dr Evelyn Puga 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 Dr Cecily Jones, Professor Claire Anderson and Professor Bob Carter. Eve went onto work at the Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales in Universidad de Oaxaca, Mexico.
Dr 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 Professor 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. She is now Lecturer in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol.
Dr 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 Dr Carol Wolkowitz. Elsa worked as a Researcher for the London-based think tank Global Future, specializing in policy research on migration, mobilities, gender and work, and has recently returned to India.
Dr Sara Bamdad 'The Everyday Life of Gender, Religion and Medicine: An Ethnography of an Infertility Clinic in Iran' (successfully defended March 2019). Self-funded through part-time teaching and research assistance in the department, with support latterly also from BfWG and Warwick Graduate School. Co-supervised first with Professor Deborah Steinberg and then with Dr Maria do Mar Pereira. Sara was awarded an IAS Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick and is now a post-doc Research Associate in the School of Anthropology and Conservation (SAC), at the University of Kent, researching barriers to access to reproductive healthcare in South Africa.
Dr Tingli Liu 'Love and Marriage for ‘Leftover’ Women: Representations and Readings in Chinese Media' (successfully defended December 2019). Self-funded including through part-time teaching and with support latterly from BfWG and Warwick Graduate School. Co-supervised first with Professor Deborah Steinberg and then with Dr Lynne Pettinger. Tingli is about to take up a permanent Associate Professorship in the School of Journalism, Communication University of China, Beijing.