I am a Senior Research Fellow in Anthropology and the co-director of the Global Challenges Research Fund Global Gender and Cultures of Equality (GlobalGRACE) Project: https://www.globalgrace.net/ Aside from directing GlobalGRACE, I work principally with our project partners in Bangladesh on 'Women working in men's worlds: visualising female construction workers and the quest for more equitable futures in Sylhet'; and with our project partners in Mexico on 'Por el buen vivir y el buen migrar: creating cultures of equality through the Migrant Museum with indigenous communities of Chiapas'. As with all our GlobalGRACE research, both these projects bring theoretical approaches from gender studies and anthropology together with arts based practices and multi-sensory research to investigate the production of cultures of equality internationally.
- PhD (2001) Gender Issues, Indigenous Peoples and Popular Participation in Bolivia, Sociology & Social Anthropology, University of Hull
- PGCE (1994) Secondary/FE, Social Sciences, Humanities and ESoL, University of Leeds
- BA(Hons)(1993) Sociology, University of York (First Class)
- Senior Research Fellow & Co-Director of RCUK GCRF GlobalGRACE Project
- Goldsmiths, University of London
- Senior Lecturer, Director (P.I.) of Horizon 2020 Marie S. Curie GRACE Project
- Department of Criminology & Sociology, University of Hull
To date I have or am currently conducting 14 externally-funded collaborative research projects/consultancies (total funding of over £8.5million), as principle investigator/director for five of these projects and joint or co-grant holder for nine of these projects. Whilst the locus of these studies has been relatively broad in scope, for example from the GlobalGRACE (RCUK Global Challenges Research Funding) and the Gender & Cultures of Equality in Europe (Horizon 2020 GRACE, Marie S. Curie Project), to young people’s sexuality and life choices, to Girls’ Rights in the UK, and to environmental politics in Costa Rica, all are in the fields of gender, anthropology, social policy and development (GAD) in UK and international contexts. In October 2017 I submitted another bid with Prof. Rosemarie Bukeima (Utrecht) to HERA for €1million building on the theme of ‘What does equality look like?’ and charting creative approaches to equality issues in the European context. This has now reached the final round of the bidding process but the final decision is pending.