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PhD Supervision Interests

I welcome PhD applications in any of my areas of research. Please feel free to contact me to discuss preliminary ideas for PhD proposals or postdoctoral applications.

Current Teaching

join me on twitter @DrImogenTyler or in the real world term-time Tuesday mornings, Bowland North B Floor, CGWS coffee morning.

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Co-Director of the Centre of Gender and Women's Studies (with Celia Roberts)

Doctoral Director (with C.Roberts) for the Sociology Department (all programmes)

Lancaster pathway lead for Sociology, Science, Technology, Innovation& Social Practicesand Social Anthropology in the ESRCNorth West Doctoral Training Centre.

Departmental Equalities and Disabilities Officer

Website Strategy Officer

I currently teach all or some of the followingcourses:

  • MCS 101 Media and Cultural Studies
  • SOCL230 Bodies in Society
  • SOCL314 Feminism and Social Change
  • SOCL352 Dissertation Course (supervisor)
  • GWS 403 Feminist Cultural Theory

Research Interests

All my research is concerned with social inequalities, power, injustice and resistance. My work examines why inequalities exist, why inequalities are currently growing (for example, patterns of neoliberalism, marketization, privatisation and the erosion of democracy, rights and welfare systems), the intersections of different histories and forms of inequality (for example, gender, citizenship status, disability). My work also considers how inequalities are measured and classified, the ways in which inequalities are reproduced & resisted and critically the kinds of subjectivities and identities which are constituted through unequal social relations. My research is multi-disciplinary and criss-crosses the arts and social sciences. It is intersectional work which employs mixed methods and draws together long-standing research interests in migration, internal and external borders, sexual politics, social class, race & ethnicity, disability and poverty, and an abiding interest in culture, representation, processes of mediation and political aesthetics. This interdisciplinarycontext is crucial as one of the questions I am most interested in examining (and in my view one of the most important questions for the social sciences today) is "how and why publics consent to deepening inequalities"? That is "how is consent for inequality procured"? To approach this question requires analysis not only of the material conditions of inequality, but a much better understanding of how inequalites are produced and sustained through mediaandcommunication systems-- the political aesthetics of inequality.

In 2010 I was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship and the major outcome of this fellowship is the monograph Revolting Subjects: Social Abjection and Resistance in Neoliberal Britain (London: Zed, 2013).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Revolting Subjects
1. Social Abjection
2. The Abject Politics of British Citizenship
3. The Asylum Invasion Complex
4. Naked Protest: Maternal Politics and the Feminist Commons
5. The Big Society: Eviction and Occupation
6. Britain and its Poor
7. The Kids are Revolting
Revolting Subjects: An Afterword

Through thisresearch I have begun to develop a rich psycho-social account of the ways in which stigmatization operates as a form of governance that legitimates the reproduction and entrenchment of inequalities and injustices. I am now keen to find the time and fundingto extend this work through a major new project on stigma and inequality provisionally entitled Wasted Generations: New Cultural andPolitical Economies of Stigma. This transnational project would extend my existing research on stigma and empoverishment in Britain to other national settings in the global north and south (including Asia and Africa). It would examine the impact the emergence of new cultural and political economies of poverty and stigma in a range of different local settings and in a range of registers, including government policy, local policy and services, and media cultures. This project would focus on three interlinked areas/populations: 1) young people, unemployment and workfare regimes 2) disability, welfare and hate crime and 3) irregular migrants and disciplinary citizenship regimes.

Asylum, Migrancy, Citizenship and Borders

I have published widely in this area and in 2009 I set up a cross departmental Migrancy Research Group at Lancaster University. I have recently edited, with Katarzyna Marciniak (Ohio University) a special issue ofCitizenship Studieson `Immigrant Protest`(2013). An edited book,Immigrant Protest: Politics, Aesthetics, and Everyday Dissent(SUNY) will be published in 2014.

I have recently completed an ESRC funded project called 'Making Asylum Seekers Legible and Visible: An Analysis of the Dilemmas and Mitigating Strategies of Asylum Advocacy in the UK and US '.During 2012-2014 I will be running and participating an ESRC Seminar Series ?Exploring Everyday Practice and Resistance in Immigration Detention? with Dr Nick Gill (Exeter) (PI),Prof Mary Bosworth (Oxford), Dr Imogen Tyler (Lancaster), Dr Dominique Moran (Birmingham), Dr Alex Hall (York, UK). The final workshop in this series will take place in the North West of England in 2014. I am currently working with post-doctoral student, Maja Sager on her project `Contested Boundaries. An ethnographic study of activist practices for the inclusion of excluded migrants in Sweden, Denmark and the UK'. (Centre for Gender and Womens Studies, Centre for Mobilities Research and the Sociology Department Lancaster & Lund University Sweden, funded by theSwedish Research Council and the European Union).

Maternal Publics and Counter Publics

I have published widely in this area, most recently editing a special issue with Tracey Jesen (Newcastle) on the theme ofAusterity Parenting(2012) and an issue ofFeminist Reviewon `Birth' (2009). I sit on the editorial board ofStudies in the Maternaland have been centrally involved with the development ofMaMSIE(Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics) an international research network based at Birkbeck University. I have also recently completed (with Dr Celia Roberts and Dr Candice Satchwell) on a European-funded research project on Childbirth Organisations in the UK 2009-2011. I am in an ongoing colloboration with the arts organisationBirthritesand the artist Helen Knowles With Carol Kingdon, I am developing new research on the changing visual culture of birth and its implications in terms of women's expectations and experiences.

External Roles

I am an external examiner for the BA in Sociology at Oxford Brookes University.

I am on the advisory board of the ESRC project Celebrity Youth (The role of celebrity in young people's classed and gendered aspirations').

Journal editorial board member

European Journal of Cultural Studies http://ecs.sagepub.com/

Feminist Media Studies http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/rfms

Sociological Research Online http://www.socresonline.org.uk/

Studies in the Maternal http://www.mamsie.bbk.ac.uk/

MAMSIE Board Member

Selected Publications

Immigrant protest: politics, aesthetics, and everyday dissent

Marciniak, K. & Tyler, I. 11/2014 New York: SUNY Press. 320 p. (Praxis: Theory in Action)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Immigrant Protest: An Introduction

Tyler, I. & Marciniak, K. 25/04/2013 In: Citizenship Studies. 17, 2, p. 143-156 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Revolting Subjects: Social Abjection and Resistance in Neoliberal Britain

Tyler, I. 11/01/2013 London: Zed Books. 253 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Pramfaced Girls: the class politics of "Maternal TV"

Tyler, I. 2011 Reality Television and Class. Wood, H. & Skeggs, B. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 210-224 15 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Pregnant Beauty: maternal femininities under neoliberalism.

Tyler, I. 01/2011 New femininities: postfeminism, neoliberalism and identity. Gill, R. & Scharff, C. (eds.). Palgrave, 344 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Celebrity chav: fame, femininity and social class.

Tyler, I. & Bennett, B. 08/2010 In: European Journal of Cultural Studies. 13, 3, p. 375-393 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Designed to fail: a biopolitics of British Citizenship.

Tyler, I. 02/2010 In: Citizenship Studies. 14, 1, p. 61-74 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Against abjection.

Tyler, I. 04/2009 In: Feminist Theory. 10, 1, p. 77-98 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

"Chav Mum, Chav Scum": class disgust in contemporary Britain.

Tyler, I. 03/2008 In: Feminist Media Studies. 8, 1, p. 17-34 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Welcome to Britain: The Cultural Politics of Asylum.

Tyler, I. 05/2006 In: European Journal of Cultural Studies. 9, 2, p. 185-202 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

In Press

Immigrant protest and the politics of in/visibility

Tyler, I. 11/2014 Immigrant protest: politics, aesthetics, and everyday dissent. Marciniak, K. & Tyler, I. (eds.). New York: SUNY Press, (Praxis: Theory in Action)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The human waste disposal industry: immigrant protest in neoliberal times

Tyler, I. 11/2014 Immigrant protest: politics, aesthetics, and everyday dissent. Marciniak, K. & Tyler, I. (eds.). New York: SUNY Press, (Praxis: Theory in Action)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The riots of the underclass?: stigmatisation, mediation and the government of poverty and disadvantage in neoliberal Britain

Tyler, I. 2014 In: Sociological Research Online.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Becoming British: exploring citizenship through arts practice

Tyler, I. & Simic, L. 11/2014 Immigrant protest: politics, aesthetics and everyday dissent. New York: SUNY Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Interview with Rozalinda Borcila

Borcila, R., Marciniak, K. & Tyler, I. 11/2014 Immigrant protest: politics, aesthetics and everyday dissent. Marciniak, K. & Tyler, I. (eds.). New York: SUNY Press, (SUNY Series, Praxis: Theory in Action)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Immigrant protest: politics, aesthetics, and everyday dissent

Marciniak, K. & Tyler, I. 11/2014 New York: SUNY Press. 320 p. (Praxis: Theory in Action)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2014

Protesting citizenship: migrant activisms

Tyler, I. (ed.) & Marciniak, K. (ed.) 2014 London: Routledge. 168 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsAnthology

The tactics of asylum and irregular migrant support groups: disrupting bodily, technological, and neoliberal strategies of control

Gill, N., Conlon, D., Tyler, I. & Oeppen, C. 2014 In: Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 104, 2, p. 373-381 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Wasted lives in UK immigration detention

Tyler, I. 10/2013 Open Democracy

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

The art of disobedience: the domopolitics of The Institute for the Art & Practice of Dissent at Home

Bennett, B. & Tyler, I. 2013 5. Anderson, G. & Simic, L. (eds.). Everton: The Institute for the Art & Practice of Dissent at Home

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Immigrant Protest: Special Issue of Citizenship Studies

Tyler, I. (ed.) & Marciniak, K. (ed.) 04/2013 Citizenship Studies, 17, 2, p. 143-292 149 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationSpecial issue

Methodological fatigue and the politics of the affective turn

Tyler, I. 2013 Researching gender. Hughes, C. (ed.). London: Sage, p. 85-90 6 p. (Fundamentals of Applied Research)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Austerity parenting: new economies of parent-citizenship

Jensen, T. (ed.) & Tyler, I. 01/2013 In: Studies in The Maternal. 4, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Postcolonial Girl: Mediated Intimacy and Migrant Audibility

Tyler, I. & Gill, R. 12/03/2013 In: Interventions: International Journal of Post-Colonial Studies. 15, 1, p. 78-94 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Immigrant Protest: An Introduction

Tyler, I. & Marciniak, K. 25/04/2013 In: Citizenship Studies. 17, 2, p. 143-156 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Revolting Subjects: Social Abjection and Resistance in Neoliberal Britain

Tyler, I. 11/01/2013 London: Zed Books. 253 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2012

The kids are revolting: but why?

Tyler, I. 19/07/2012 Open Democracy

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Commentary and Criticism

Coleman, R., Ferreday, D. & Tyler, I. 2012 Researching Gender (Fundamentals of Applied Research). Hughes, C. (ed.). Sage

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2011

Health Activism in Europe today: Preliminary findings of European Patient Organisations in a Knowledge Society

Tyler, I. & Roberts, C. 2011 Lancaster: Lancaster University.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsOther report

European Patient Organizations in Knowledge Society: Case Study of the National Childbirth Trust, UK

Tyler, I. & Roberts, C. 2011 Lancaster: Lancaster University.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsOther report

British Citizenship: A Brief Critical Perspective

Tyler, I. 2011 Performance Document

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Pramfaced Girls: the class politics of "Maternal TV"

Tyler, I. 2011 Reality Television and Class. Wood, H. & Skeggs, B. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 210-224 15 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Pregnant Beauty: maternal femininities under neoliberalism.

Tyler, I. 01/2011 New femininities: postfeminism, neoliberalism and identity. Gill, R. & Scharff, C. (eds.). Palgrave, 344 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2010

Troubling Mothers

Tyler, I. 2010 In: Studies in The Maternal. 2, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Maternal Encounters: The ethics of interruption

Tyler, I. 12/2010 In: Subjectivity. 3, 4, p. 442-445 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Talking of mothers.

Baraitser, L. & Tyler, I. 2010 In: Soundings. 44, 1, p. 117-127 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Celebrity chav: fame, femininity and social class.

Tyler, I. & Bennett, B. 08/2010 In: European Journal of Cultural Studies. 13, 3, p. 375-393 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Designed to fail: a biopolitics of British Citizenship.

Tyler, I. 02/2010 In: Citizenship Studies. 14, 1, p. 61-74 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

The taboo aesthetics of the birth scene.

Tyler, I. & Clements, J. 2009 In: Feminist Review. 93, p. 134-137 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Against abjection.

Tyler, I. 04/2009 In: Feminist Theory. 10, 1, p. 77-98 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Why the maternal now?

Tyler, I. 2009 In: Studies in The Maternal. 1, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Maternal matters: the political aesthetic of Lena Šimi?.

Tyler, I. 2009 In: Arts Council Catalogue. 263

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Introduction: Birth

Tyler, I. 2009 In: Feminist Review. 93, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

2008

Commentary and criticism: bodies, ethics and immanent research

Tyler, I., Coleman, R. & Ferreday, D. 2008 In: Feminist Media Studies. 8, 1, p. 85-99 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Class disgust.

Tyler, I. 2008 Emotions: a social science reader. Greco, M. & Stenner, P. (eds.). London: Routledge, 480 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

'Meanwhile at the borders...'

Tyler, I. 10/06/2008 In: The Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth (ASA).

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Methodological fatigue: the politics of "the affective turn".

Tyler, I. 2008 In: Feminist Media Studies. 8, 1, p. 85-90 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

"Chav Mum, Chav Scum": class disgust in contemporary Britain.

Tyler, I. 03/2008 In: Feminist Media Studies. 8, 1, p. 17-34 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

The Selfish Feminist: Public Images of Women's Liberation.

Tyler, I. 1/07/2007 In: Australian Feminist Studies. 22, 53, p. 173-190 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

From "the Me Decade" to "the Me Millennium": The Cultural History of Narcissism.

Tyler, I. 1/09/2007 In: International Journal of Cultural Studies. 10, 3, p. 343-363 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Book review: reconceiving pregnancy and childcare: ethics, experience, and reproductive labor.

Tyler, I. 04/2007 In: Feminist Theory. 8, 1, p. 132-134 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Screening unlivable lives: the cinema of borders.

Tyler, I. & Bennett, B. 2007 Transnational feminism in film and media. Marciniak, K., Imre, A. & O'Healy, Á. (eds.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 21-36 16 p. (Comparative feminist studies)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2006

Welcome to Britain: The Cultural Politics of Asylum.

Tyler, I. 05/2006 In: European Journal of Cultural Studies. 9, 2, p. 185-202 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Chav scum: the filthy politics of social class.

Tyler, I. 11/2006 In: Media/Culture. 9, 5

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Colonized feeling.

Tyler, I. 2006 In: Oxford Literary Review. 28, p. 155-170 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Who put the "Me" in feminism? The Sexual Politics of Narcissism.

Tyler, I. 04/2005 In: Feminist Theory. 6, 1, p. 25-44 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2002

How it feels

SHaH, Bennett, B., Botting, F., Palladino, P., Tyler, I. & Wilson, S. 2002 Crash cultures: modernity, mediation and the material. Arthurs, J. & Grant, I. (eds.). Bristol: Intellect Books, p. 23-35 13 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2001

Skin-tight: celebrity, pregnancy and subjectivity.

Tyler, I. 2001 Thinking Through the Skin. Ahmed, S. & Stacey, J. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 69-83 15 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2000

Reframing pregnant embodiment.

Tyler, I. 2000 Transformations: thinking through feminism. Ahmed, S., Kilby, J., Lury, C., McNeill, M. & Skeggs, B. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 288-301 14 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The promise of Berlant: an interview.

Tyler, I. & Loizidou, E. 2000 In: Cultural Values. 4, 4, p. 497-511 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1999

Report on 1998 Screen studies conference.

Bennett, B. & Tyler, I. 1999 In: Screen. 40, 1, p. 96-100 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

 

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