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Research interests

I am a postdoctoral researcher with broad interests in inclusion and amplifying the experiences and stories of minoritised people. To date, much of this work has been concerned with investigating and breaking down barriers for access and participation in public institutions for learning and culture, primarily universities and museums.

I currently work with the Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse, and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) sector in my role on the Bawso BME Oral Stories project. This pan-Wales project is a collaboration between USW's George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, domestic abuse support organisation Bawso and National Museum Wales working to generate, archive and share stories about safety, home, connection and place from BME women in Wales. 

Having a background in English Literature and Visual Culture, I have an ongoing interest in how narrative, rhetoric and visual representation shape not only literary and creative texts but also non-literary/artistic phenomena, such as mediated discourses about teaching and learning, and how storytelling can be applied to a range of engagement and participation contexts to better understand lived experience. 

Expertise

Between 2018-2022 I completed a PhD on the topic of feminist pedagogy at Loughborough University. In addition to having academic expertise in this area reagrding histories and theories of feminist pedagogy, I have also been a part of several inclusive education projects as Research Fellow at the University of Warwick; as consultant for the charity SafeLives; as Co-I for an LGBTQ+ inclusion project at Cardiff University. 

As an interdisciplinary researcher, I have competencies in a range of qualitative methods and have contributed to projects utilising close reading, document analysis, interviews, focus groups, diary method, qualitative surveys and digital storytelling. 

Alongside research I have a longstanding practice of developing and facilitating public arts initiatives, such as reading groups, creative workshops, exhibition programmes and artist residencies. In this capacity I work with collaborators in Denmark, primarily the art platforms rum46 and Sigrids Stue

 

External positions

Equal Power Equal Voice Mentee

Sept 2023 → …

Curatorial Collaborator , rum46

2018 → …

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