Convenors

Meet the Postgraduate Forum Convenors

The Postgraduate Forum Co-convenors represent the postgraduate members of the BSA, and would welcome your views, ideas and suggestions for events etc.

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Gaby Harris is in her first year of her full time, ESRC funded PhD at LSE, after completing her masters there in the International Inequalities Institute in 2016. A member of the sociology department, Gaby also remains an active member of the III; broadly speaking her research interests are in cultural class distinctions and social inequality. Her research will explore how fashion brands become agents of symbolic violence amongst young people in London, the way in which brands become classed and racialised and how this is experienced.

 

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Owen McGill - I am a PhD Student at the University of Strathclyde, School of Education. My research is centred on female autistic experiences of the Criminal Justice and Prison systems, highlighting a significantly lacking and ignored narrative within academic and practice knowledge. This is being approached through conceptualising gender identity for autistic females both out with and within these settings, while progressing a knowledge base of the cyclical nature of prison systems in terms of ‘Othering’ and discourse.

My wider research interests involve progressing and promoting autistic input into developing and conducting research, developing voice within practice, gender identity formation and experiences and development of neuro and gender diverse specific practice/knowledge for Criminal Justice Systems.

I have previously completed BSc (Hons) Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University before going on to complete MSc Autism at University of Strathclyde. I then took the leap to sociological based research, inspired through both my work in care and engagement on social media to focus on voicing experiential narratives and lived experiences.

Twitter handle: @omcgilius

Ross Goldstone - Ross is currently is a (1+3) Sociology student at Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences. His research is exploring further education student experience and the role social class background operates on this. He has taught on introductory social theory and education modules and previously worked on different research projects at both Cardiff University and Bristol University, in the areas of HE policy, student experience, and comparative education. 

Contact the Convenors

The Postgraduate Forum Co-convenors represent the postgraduate members of the BSA, and would welcome your views, ideas and suggestions for events etc.  The co-convenors of the BSA PGF are:

Gaby Harris
London School of Economics
Send Gaby an email.

Owen McGill
University of Strathclyde
Send Owen an email.

Ross Goldstone
Cardiff University
Send Ross an email.