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Personal Statement

I am interested in how inequalities are produced and reproduced in society, particularly from a gender/feminist perspective. I am currently working on the Leverhulme-funded project 'Glasgow Women's Library: A Transformative Servicescape' at the University of Strathclyde, looking at how service spaces have the potential to ameliorate consumer vulnerability.

I completed my PhD in 2014 at the University of Glasgow. My thesis analysed constructions of normative femininity in Russian society and culture through an analysis of women's magazines and their readers.

From 2014-2020 I worked on various projects studying how migrants from former state socialist countries have made themselves socially, economically, personally and culturally secure in Scotland. This was chiefly on the ESRC-funded project 'Social Support and Migration in Scotland' (SSAMIS).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Reading Femininity, Beauty and Consumption in Russian Women’s Magazines, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 18 Sept 2014

External positions

Director, Women's Aid South Lanarkshire & East Renfrewshire (WASLER)

Sept 2017Apr 2022


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