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Alexa Athelstan, Leeds University, UK
is a University of Leeds Research Scholarship funded PhD student from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies and the School of Sociology and Social Policy, supervised by Dr. Shirley Anne Tate and Professor Ian Law from the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies. Her PhD research theorises queer, alternative and subversive modes of feminine embodiment and subjectivity in everyday life. Further research interests include gender, feminist and queer theory, intersectional approaches to power and identity, critical femininity studies, everyday experiences and representations of embodiment and subjectivities, visual methodologies, as well as discursive formations and daily practices of age and ageism. Alexa was one of the editors of the October 2011 GJSS special edition 'Thriving on the Edge of Cuts: Inspirations and Innovations in Gender Studies', GJSS Vol. 8(2).
Rosemary Deller is a first year PhD student in the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures at the University of Manchester. Her project concerns the representation of bodies as, or using, meat from the 1960s to the present day. This project forms part of her broader research interest in feminist, gender and queer theory, questions of embodiment, and visual culture. Rosemary previously worked as liaison officer for GJSS from 2010-2011.
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Rosemary Deller, University of Manchester, UK
Melissa Kelly, Uppsala University, SE
has a BA in History from The University of British Columbia and a Masters Degree in Asian Studies from Lund University. She is currently a third year PhD student in the Department of Social and Economic Geography at Uppsala University and is affiliated with the Programme in Population Dynamics and Public Policy at the University of Umea. Melissa's primary research interest is identity politics in multicultural societies. Her thesis takes an intersectional approach to understanding the role of gender, race and class identities in the global Iranian diaspora.
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, Newcastle University, UK
Nadia Hai, Carlton University, Canada
Apostol-Peter Zapros, University of Leeds, UK.
researches queer theories (always in plural!), social movements, national, gender and sexual identities, socio-cultural conditioning of knowledge production, "post-communist transformations" and post-colonial theories. He has recently completed his Ph.D. at Birkbeck College, University of London, entitled: "Nation Queer? Discourses of Nation and Homosexuality in Times of Transformations: Case Studies From Poland". He is responsible for editing the web site and is to be blamed (together with Mia Liinason) for the GJSS Queer Methodologies Issues (vol 5, no 2: Dec 2008, vol 6, no 1: Mar 2009). Robert is co-editor (with Joanna Mizielinska) of "De-Centring Western Sexualities: Central and East European Perspectives"
Please visit his web site for further details: www.robertkulpa.com
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Robert Kulpa, Birkbeck College, London, UK
Adam Pearson is an MA student of Romantic and Victorian Literature at the University of Durham. His research interests lie particularly in Romantic forms of grief and studies in poetry. His role as liaison officer for GJSS is fuelled by his increasing interest in questions of interdisciplinarity in his own research.
Adam Pearson, Durham University, UK
Lia Kinane is in the final stages of her PhD research at Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Lancaster University. Her thesis is concerned with group friendships and with the ways in which gendered processes operate through group practices and social markers. Her research interests include constructions of rural idylls, Irish nationality, rural femininities and neo-liberalism.
Lia Kinane, Lancaster University, UK
Past Board Members:
Amanda Conroy (2012-2013), Melissa Fernandez (2009-2011), Gwendolyn Beetham (2009-2011), Richard Bramwell (2008-2010), Kathrine Harrison (2008-2010), Mia Liinason (2007-2009), Andre van Dokkum, Ward Rennen, Maria Oleynik, Jeff Roberts, Greg Mounier, Maud Radstake, Wouter-Jan Oosten, Iris van der Tuin (2004-2008), Sabina Leonelli (2003-2007), Esther Foreman (2001-2003), Martijn Wit (2002-2004), Kikula Kobatake (2003-2004), Garrett Brown (2003), James Raiher (2003-2004), Marcel Scheele (2004-2005).