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I am available to supervise PhD projects in the areas of: advertising, public relations and branding; consumption and consumer society; media and culture; friendship and sociality; gender and culture; and media and cultural theory.
I am interested in working with students in any area of gender studies, media studies, cultural studies or visual culture, but I have particular research interests in: embodiment and performance, femininities (including queer and trans femininities), gender and popular culture, digital media and online cultures, and celebrity cultures.
I am interested in supervising students with interests in social demography, family sociology, gender, and health disparities. My research interests focus broadly on maternal, child, and reproductive health, including the measurement and social consequences of infertility, gender disparities in child health and feeding practices, and risk factors for maternal malnutrition. Proposals within these broad areas would be welcomed. Much of my work focuses on low-and-middle-income countries, but I am open to supervising theses in other settings as well.
I would be interested in supervising research students within the areas related to my research interests, for example: citizenship and related topics including but not restricted to: cultural aspects of citizenship, sexual citizenship, intimate citizenship, citizenship and affect, or transnational citizenship; citizenship training or the like (e.g. citizenship curriculum in England; citizenship classes and ceremonies for immigrants), and so on. Migration and related aspects, including but not restricted to: migrant/diasporic/transnational lives; migration and national politics (policies, border controls, etc.), queer migrations, etc.; multiculturalisms; 'race' and racisms.
I welcome applications for PhD supervision and I am happy to discuss proposals in any of the following areas: the cultural politics of austerity/poverty, welfare policy and change, the welfare state, representations/experiences of social class and/or gender, television, feminist activism and theory, and parenting culture.
I welcome research students and have supervised 22 students researching in a range of substantive areas. I am especially interested in students researching how policy is done in locations of practice and also in how care is done in practice. I have worked with several care practitioners seeking research qualifications. I am interested in and have expertise in qualitative research including ethnography, participant observation, interviews, and textual analysis in the form of detailed case studies. I am keen to work with students and collaborators to articulate and to appreciate the work of practice of care interventions, programmes, policies, technologies, systems and guidelines.
I welcome PhD applicants in most areas of social inequalities, including projects on social class, migrants, refugees and borders, racism, sexism, welfare reform and social policy, and disability. I am interested in decolonial approaches to social questions and problems, including historical sociological approaches. I am happy to supervise theoretical, qualitative sociological or cultural studies projects. Applicants should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, well-organised and have a strong academic track record.