PhD Researcher in Human Geography (ESRC 1+3)
Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
Start date: September 2018
Research topic: Carceral Companions: deconstructing masculinity and criminality through companion animal relationships in the dwelt world
I am interested in ‘more-than-human’ research methods in human geography and unpacking the everyday through an affective politics as a form of meaning-making. I am currently studying Society and Space MSc to gain new insights into methodologies and theory before beginning my PhD research. My research shall look at dog training programmes in prisons and why they are so effectively transformative: decreasing reoffending rates dramatically. I shall investigate the genealogy of constituting both the incarcerated human and non-human. Such research will aid the interdisciplinary need to reconfigure hegemonic understandings and materialities of criminality, gender and the more-than-human affective lived experience.
Research supervisors: Dr Franklin Ginn, Dr Julie MacLeavy