PhD researcher in Women's Studies, specific areas of study female clergy and gender and performance, York St John University

Currently a PhD researcher at the Centre for Women's Studies at the University of York, having recently completed an MA in Women's Studies. My PhD specialism is in gender and religion, focusing on female clergy in the Church of England, and how women are negotiating and influencing the androcentric nature of the structure of the Church and its language and symbols.

As a feminist researcher, and have worked on other research projects including women in the music industry. As a long-standing professional performer, with an interest in research as practice, I write, in a number of formats, about cultural discourses and gender representation.

I am undertaking research at York St. John University investigating how Anglican Foundation universities support trans and non-binary people, with a particular interest in the role of university chaplaincies.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD candidate in Women's Studies, specific areas of study female clergy and gender and performance, University of York

Education

  • 2015 
    University of York, MA Women's Studies