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Personal profile

Personal Statement

I am currently researching a PhD in English at the University of Strathclyde, funded by a University of Strathclyde Student Excellence Award (SEA). My thesis, Consuming Men: Masculinity, Meat and Myth in Literary Fictions from Mary Shelley to Ursula K. Le Guin, uses feminist ecological, vegetarian, vegan and human-animal studies theory to analyse masculinity, species and the consumption of the animal in retellings of the classical Prometheus myth in literary fiction from the publication of Frankenstein in 1818 to the present day.

Academic / Professional qualifications

2017 - MLitt - Gender Studies (Applied) - University of Stirling

2010 - MLitt - Classics - University of Glasgow

2008 - MA (Hons) - Classics - University of Glasgow

Expertise & Capabilities

I previously held the position of National Lifelong Learning Development Worker at Glasgow Women's Library, where my responsibilities included the planning and delivery of workshops, seminars and conferences, creating films, podcasts, bibliographies and other learning resources and supporting the compilation and submission of funding applications and reports to funders. During my time at Glasgow Women's Library I took a lead on the Women in the Landscape project, focusing on women’s experiences of ecology, climate and the environment, and previously specialised in women's experiences of sectarianism and hate crime.

I volunteer as a tour guide on Glasgow Women's Library's Women's Heritage Walks, researching and discussing the hidden histories of women in Glasgow.

I organise and facilitate the University of Strathclyde Feminist Reading Group and the Glasgow Women's Library Book Group, and I am a postgraduate mentor and graduate teaching assistant (GTA). 

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Letters, University of Stirling

Award Date: 9 Nov 2017

Master of Letters, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 29 Nov 2010

Master of Arts, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 2 Jul 2008

External positions

Glasgow Women's Library Book Group Coordinator, Glasgow Women's Library

Keywords

  • Animal Studies
  • Masculinity
  • Meat
  • Prometheus
  • Classics
  • Feminism
  • Ecofeminism
  • Gender Studies
  • Literature
  • Science-Fiction
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Dystopian Fiction
  • English Literature
  • Anglophone Literature
  • Mythology
  • Species
  • Veganism
  • Vegetarianism
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