PhD Researcher in Human Geography (ESRC 1+3)
College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter
Start date: September 2018
Research topic: Homeless Women and their Transgressive Bodies
Homeless women’s bodies often transgress ideas about what a woman’s body “should be”, perceived as dirty, undesirable and out of place. However, it can be used as capital within the homeless community, unless it is layered with other transgressions such as bigness, sexuality or colour.
I am interested in the ways in which the body of the homeless woman is constructed, how these constructions influence its treatment and performance and how the homeless female body intersects with other identities.
Research supervisors: Professor Paul Cloke, Professor Jo Little
Professional memberships/Positions held:
Geography PGT course rep