In Praise of Bob’s Burgers

Whether the primary subject of inquiry or a means of escaping it, television plays an important part in most postgrads’ lives.  My go-to twenty-minute escape is Bob’s Burgers, one of the few shows I can actually still watch after years of Gender Studies without shouting, “PROBLEMATIC, PROBLEMATIC!”  and upsetting the neighbours.  Bob’s Burgers has attracted... Continue Reading →


Postgraduate Gender Research Network of Scotland (PGRNS) Work-in-Progress Workshop: Researching Gender across Disciplines CfP

After the success of last year’s Work-in-Progress Workshop, which we co-hosted with SGSAH, the PGRNS committee is pleased to announce that we will be holding a similar workshop in 2018. This will be an opportunity for postgraduates to enrich their work with feedback from fellow students and academics outside of their usual advisory backgrounds. Successful... Continue Reading →

Interview with Rachael Purse

Rachael Purse is a PhD Candidate at The Glasgow School of Art on the ‘Bringing Back the Mack' Scholarship which focuses on The Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh Library after the fire in 2014. As part of the process, she is recording and providing critical reflection on the restoration process, as well as the changing... Continue Reading →

November Newsletter

Call for Papers (in order of abstract deadline) Care After The First World War 9-11 April 2018 University of Leeds, England 300-word abstract and short bio to Alexia Moncrieff and Michael Robinson ( Deadline: 15 November 2017 Women's Leadership Symposium, Oxford When and Where: Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College, Oxford; 4-6 December, 2017 Deadline:... Continue Reading →

Surviving a PhD

In 2008 I was coming to the end of my undergraduate degree and at a bit of a loss about what to do next. I went to university as a single mother with three young-ish children in my mid 30s I was initially set on becoming a social worker but changed track early on to... Continue Reading →

6 Questions with Michelle Jamieson

Michelle is a cross-disciplinary ESRC-funded PhD candidate in the department of Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow. Her research, centred around the impact of health on (un)employment during austerity and vice versa, aims to look at this in the context of womanhood, poverty and psychosis in Glasgow. Michelle graduated from the University of the... Continue Reading →

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