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Welcome to our new staff member in CWS!

Posted on 8 September 2023

We are very pleased to welcome Dr Francesca Lewis to the Centre for Women's Studies (CWS) core staff team.

Francesca has a background in literary and film analysis, psychoanalysis and social psychology, queer/feminist and disability studies. Her specialisms include critical medical humanities; feminist new materialisms; affect theory; queer phenomenology; theories of ontology and ipseity; TV & film, particularly metamodernism; and neuroqueer approaches to madness.

She is co-founder (with Veronica Heney) of the Mad Feeling Collective, an interdisciplinary research collective which brings lived experience and affect-led approaches to explorations of madness on TV, and is a mentor in the Neurodivergent Humanities Network.