I joined the University of Lincoln in 2009 as a Lecturer in Politics. My PhD in Politics, entitled “Gender and the Ethics of Care: Theorising care through fathers’ rights discourses,” was awarded in the same year by the University of Bristol and was ESRC-funded. The primary original contributions of my doctoral research were to debates in contemporary political theory around the ethics of care and to the academic literature on masculinities. I have also successfully completed an MSc in Research Methods (University of Bristol), an MA in Political Philosophy (University of York) and a BA in Politics (minor in Philosophy) (University of Lancaster).
My teaching is research-led, drawing on my academic expertise in political theory, gender and politics and new social movements. I currently teach in these areas on a wide range of modules at Lincoln including the following courses at undergraduate level: Identity and Citizenship; Applying Research; Independent Studies; Anti-politics; Body Politics; Human Rights; Researching Politics and International Relations; Researching Social Policy; Thinking International Relations; Thinking Politics and on the MA in Globalising Justice: Globalisation, Gender and Sexuality and International Human Rights. I am module coordinator for Identity and Citizenship and Law, Order and Politics. PhD Supervision: Thesis title: Female Political Participation in Libya. PhD awarded: May 2011 I welcome proposals to supervise PhDs in all areas related to my research (see above).
PhD: Gender and the Ethics of Care: Theorising care through fathers’ rights discourses
BA Politics (minor in Philosophy) First Class Honours
2001. Department of Politics, University of York
MA Political Philosophy (The Idea of Toleration)
2003. Department of Politics, University of Bristol
MSc Research Methods
Internal: Professor Terrell Carver; External: Dr Fiona Mackay
Supervisors: Professor Judith Squires and Professor Sarah Childs.
2009. Department of Politics, University of Bristol
2000. Department of Politics, University of Lancaster
Departmental Postgraduate Research Skills Award: £250 from the Department of Politics, University of Bristol for the development of generic transferable skills. October 2007.
Main Foundation Grant 2007-2008: £2000 from the British Federation of Women Graduates to finance the completion of my PhD. August 2007.
ESRC 1+2 Competition Award Funding 2002-2005: ESRC funding for MSc Research Methods and PhD (see above)
ESRC Quota Award Funding 2001-2002: ESRC funding for MA in Political Philosophy (see above)