Programme: Art - PhD/MPhil

Start date: September 2019

Mode of study: Full time

Research title: Research Are We There Yet? An investigation into collective identities and Queer futures

I am a second year PhD student specialising in Queer Posthumanism. My research investigates the structural problems of privilege and inequality involved in subject formation and develops tools for reconfiguring dominant cultural codes.

My thesis investigates how the formation of Queer Posthuman assemblages can be used to redistribute power and allow us to glimpse alternative futures in the present.

I use my research to challenge inequality and barriers to accessing the arts with an emphasis on addressing the hierarchies of knowledge production and collective working practices.

I am also the Co-director/Development Coordinator of In Session FKA GRADJOB - a learning and ‘unprofessional’ contemporary art practice programme which focuses on the needs of early career practitioners working in Scotland today.

I currently sit on the Edinburgh College of Art Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and organize Queer Thoughts - a monthly queer theory discussion group for Postgraduate students across the Colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.