Ashley Dee is President of the PGRNS committee. She joined PGRNS in September 2016, shortly after its foundation. Her academic journey began at the University of Edinburgh in 2011, where she obtained her MA (Hons) and MSc in History. In 2016 she moved on to the Open University to begin her PhD. She is currently researching unreasonable marital behaviour in Victorian Glasgow. For an insight into historical marital violence see Ashley’s blog A System of Maltreatment. Ashley’s free time is usually spent knitting, cuddling dogs, swimming in cold bodies of water or eating cheese.
Maja Brandt Andreasen is originally from Denmark but moved to Glasgow in 2016 to start her PhD. Maja’s background is in gender studies and English literature and she is now doing a PhD in feminist media studies at the University of Stirling. Her research project focuses on online misogyny and particularly on how rape threats and rape jokes on social media construct and reinforce a rape discourse. In order to relax and forget about the PhD for a while, Maja enjoys yoga as well as watching, reading and talking about her other great passion: Game of Thrones.
Casey L. Bevens is a PhD student in social psychology at the University of Edinburgh working under the supervision of Dr. Steve Loughnan. The topic of her thesis is the role of objectification in men’s sexual aggression. Casey completed her master’s degree in 2016 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and spent her undergraduate career at Berry College, in Rome, Georgia. Casey comes from Louisiana, has a dachshund named Milton, and enjoys travelling.
Jenn Glinski will be a first-year PhD student at the University of Glasgow in the Urban Studies department after completing her MRes in Public Policy in September 2017. Her PhD research investigates the costs (financial and otherwise) of leaving an abusive relationship for domestic abuse survivors in Scotland. Her research is ESRC-funded and supported by Scottish Women’s Aid. Jenn has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and International Studies from Michigan State University and a LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex. She is a member of the Gender Based Violence Research Network at the University of Glasgow. Jenn moved to Glasgow from Detroit in 2011 and still loves to complain about the Scottish weather. In her free time she can be found travelling (aka getting out of Scotland), hiking with her dog, eating, and watching too many health food-related documentaries.
Lauren Riley is a first year Ph.D. research student at Robert Gordon University. Her areas of focus include women in management, women working in male-dominated industries and incorporating intersectional analysis into management research. In addition to her studies, Lauren is the gender parity project coordinator for RGU’s Access and Articulation team, working on research and initiatives which encourage students to challenge gender stereotypes in their academic and occupational pursuits. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys exploring Scotland with her husband and her husky, Moon.
Rebecca Smyth is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2013 with a B.A. in European Studies and obtained an M.Phil. in Gender and Women’s Studies from the same university in 2014. She then decided to do another Master’s at the University of Edinburgh in Human Rights Law, which has led her into the murky but mostly contented waters of PhDdom. She likes intersectional feminism, naps, Bob’s Burgers,reading, music and dance.
Karen Mailley-Watt has an MA Joint (Hons) and an MLitt in Decorative Arts & Design History from the University of Glasgow. Until October 2016 Karen was the Heritage & Outreach Officer for Glasgow City Heritage Trust (GCHT) and Head Organiser of the Gilded Age Project at GCHT. Her PhD,Glasgow Girls Revisited, is an interdisciplinary project that will encompass archival research; material culture analysis of extant artefacts and building decoration; and, as appropriate, experiential learning through replication of craft and artisanal practices. The proposed research will consider the broad communities of production of industrial design in Glasgow over the period 1888-1938, and investigate the place of women in these businesses as both designers and makers (and in some instances owners and managers).