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Expertise: Gender

Prof Michele Barrett
I have maintained a consistent interest in the writings of Virginia Woolf, but am also an expert in areas such as social theorisation of modernism and post-modernism, feminism and the imagination. The relationship between literary writing and other forms of cultural representation contribute to my research. I also study ideology, aesthetics, gender and post-stucturalist ideas.

Prof Lois Weaver
My work mainly concerns feminist and lesbian theatre, as well as the use of applied drama to explore ideas of the body, gender and sexuality in performance.

Prof Jennifer Harvie
My research focuses on the relationships between contemporary performance and art and cultural identities, especially national, gender and other community identities.

Prof Gill Kirton
Employment relations; roles and activities of women within trade unions; gender and race equality in employment. Equality/diversity policy and practice in organisations.

Prof Alison Blunt
I am an expert in Feminist and post-colonial geographies, and am also interested in geographies of home and identity, travel, imperialism and imperial domesticity.

Prof Kavita Datta
My recent research has focused upon transnational migration from the global South to the North. This interest has been developed in a series of independent or collaborative projects investigating the changing nature, politics and sensibility of work and transnational migration to global cities like London and exploring how and why 'new' migrants have come to dominate low-paid work here. Other interests include gender and development issues in South Africa as well as gender in connection to migration, violence and the low-income housing market.

Prof Rainbow Murray
My research focuses on gender and politics, French and comparative politics, elections, representation and political parties. I have explored the impact of the French 'parity' law on parliamentary representation in France. I am also working on media coverage of women candidates for executive office around the world. My recent work includes the reassessment of our understanding of gender quotas, and the start of a larger study looking at how gender quotas change representative democracy over space and time.

Dr Lucy Bolton
My fields of expertise are cinema and its relationship to philosophy as well as classic film studies approaches. I specialise in stardom, women's cinema, feminist philosophy, film theory and British and American cinema.

Dr Samantha Mcbean
My work is situated in feminist and queer theory, focused on contemporary literature, media, and culture. I have a particular interest in exploring questions of time. Focused on platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Tumblr, as well as on representations of digital culture in contemporary writing by women, I am currently exploring how the temporalities of new media remediate feminist and queer communities, histories, intimacies, and affects.

Dr Aoife Monks
I'm a theatre historian who studies the peculiarities of acting, in the form of star and virtuoso performances, 19th century Stage Irish and blackface minstrel performers, the role of fashion and costume in the star system, sentimentality, superstition and backstage cultures at the theatre, nudity onstage, and acting training and practice. I'm also interested in various forms and histories of popular Irishness, such as the work of Michael Flatley, Riverdance, St Patrick's Day Parades, Dion Boucicault, nationalist speeches from the dock and the Irish ballad. I write on performance and the law, examining how the law is performed onstage, and how the law is itself theatrical. I have a particular expertise in theatre costume, considering its relationship to systems of fashion, dress reform, archives and museums, actorly superstition and of course, asking the most important question: 'what should ghosts wear in performance?'

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