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