About Emma

image of the head and shoulders of a woman, wearing glasses and makeup. She is smiling slightly.

Hello, I’m Emma.

I’ve recently completed my PhD at Edge Hill, looking at the overlap and interaction between discourses of pain as an embodied experience for disabled people with chronic pain as a part of their impairment, and BDSM. If you’d like to watch me speaking about my research, the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies at Liverpool Hope filmed me giving a seminar presentation on Chronic Pain as an Emotional Experience.

I have fibromyalgia, and I’m interested in how research can be made accessible for both disabled researchers and participants; I explore how my own impairment (and disability) affects how I do my work, as well as the work I do.

I teach foundation-level Sociology and International Relations with ONcampus at London South Bank University. When I’m not trying to be an academic, I knit, sew, crochet, herd greyhounds, and argue with tortoises. I live in South East London.

You can follow me on Twitter and Academia.edu, or you can get in touch via email.

The quote to the right is from We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed by Los Campesinos!

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