PhD (in progress) - Sociology, University of York
MA - Political Philosophy, University of York
MA - Philosophy and Ethics of Relations, University of Perugia
BA - Philosophy, University of Perugia
I joined the University of York in 2014 after being awarded the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities Master scholarship. In 2017, I began a PhD in Sociology on a project about the lived experiences of fat body positive individuals and the ways in which they narrate stories of their “unruly” bodies. My doctoral project focuses on the concepts of fatness, identity, stigma, and stigma resistance. The aim of my research is to understand how being part of the body positive movement has affected the narratives of fat individuals.
Since December 2020, I have also been working as a research associate on a multidisciplinary project titled Life in Lockdown. We use digital storytelling to understand the experiences of students during the first national lockdown.
My current research centres around the narratives of fat body positive individuals and the ways in which they construct their identities in relation to their 'unruly' bodies. This project is supervised by Professor Sarah Nettleton and Dr Steph Lawler.
Since 2018, I have been a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the following modules:
I am a Visiting Lecturer at York St John University, where I teach the following modules: