I started my academic journey completing a BA in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Colorado State University in the USA in 2012. At the time wanting to go into law enforcement. I was drawn to student support services in the university and completed an MSc in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University in 2015. After working in the field for a few years, I was attracted back to the world of research (as well as the UK), where, in 2019 I completed my MA in Social Research from the University of Leeds. In October 2019 I was awarded the opportunity to start my role as a postgraduate researcher in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy to pursue my doctoral studies.
My MA research focused on smartphone use of disabled and non-disabled people in relation to embodiment and perceptions of accessibility. My current PhD research addresses the use of social media by disabled transgender people in understanding their bodies and identities.
My research interests include:
- Social Media
- Disability studies (Crip theory, Social Model of Disability, etc.)
- Gender (particularly trans and non-binary experiences)
- Intersections of identity
- Sexualities (Queer Theory, etc.)
For more information on my research please visit:
- MA Social Research
- MSc Student Affairs in Higher Education
- BA Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice