Amy Louise Holmes



Area of research: Heritage, identity and ‘authentic’ cultural formations in the city

I completed my undergraduate degree in Sociology at the University of York, graduating in 2016. Since then, I have also completed two Master’s degrees at the same university: the MA in Culture and Thought After 1945 with the Centre for Modern Studies in 2017, and in 2018, the MA in Social Research.

So far, my research has mainly encompassed urban theory, and the impact of heritage discourses on new cultural formations in the city. However, my 2017 MA thesis tackled the issue of female representation in social realist television drama, and this is an issue that I would like to return to in further research.

I have not published in journals yet, but I am proud to have developed some previous work with the phenomenal Attacked Not Defeated foundation, and to have published an article from my blog in a more public forum. Please check it out their blog if you’re interested and support these incredible people in their work.

Read my article Sexual Violence and Motherhood in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Contact details

Amy Louise Holmes
PhD Student
Department of Sociology
University of York
Wentworth College
North Yorkshire
YO10 5DD