Perceptions & prejudice

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Interdisciplinary and engaged research that seeks to understand and challenge the influence of stereotypes and biases on behaviour and communication that leads to cultural barriers

Distinguished Profesor in Social Research

Professor Steve McKay

Distinguished Profesor in Social Research

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Steve McKay is a Distinguished Professor in Social Research in the School of Social & Political Sciencesl, and joined the University in April 2013. Between 2007 and 2013 he was professor in social research at the University of Birmingham, where he was also Director of the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre from 2010. He specialises in social research; inequality; family policy; quantitative methods; social security and pensions.

Professor for the Public Understanding of Political Science

Professor Jacqui Briggs

Professor for the Public Understanding of Political Science

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Jacqui is Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences. Her interests include Anti-Politics, Thinking Politics and Gender, Globalisation and Sexuality, with her research currently centring on youth political participation, young women and politics, and the issue of compulsory voting. She is the Associate Editor for the journal European Political Science. Academic profile

Professor of History, and Director of Research, College of Arts

Professor Krista Cowman

Professor of History, and Director of Research, College of Arts

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Krista has published widely on the history of women in twentieth century organisations including the Independent Labour Party, Conservative and Liberal Parties and a number of suffrage societies.  Her work on suffrage has been featured on radio and television and her book Women of the Right Spirit, a study of paid organisers in the Women's Social and Political Union, underpinned the development of the character of Maude in Sarah Gavron's 2014 feature film Suffragette on which she was the historical advisor.  She is currently advising on a community play celebrating suffrage to be staged at York Theatre Royal in July 2017, and working on a new project on women's quotidian activism in post-war urban Britain. Academic profile

Reader, School of Psychology

Dr Ruth Gaunt

Reader, School of Psychology

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One area of my research has centred on ambivalent sexism and social judgments of gender-norm violators. This series of studies explores some antecedents of ambivalent sexist attitudes and the role of sexist attitudes in people’s judgments of deviations from the traditional division of roles. Academic profile

Reader, School of Social & Political Sciences

Dr Sundari Anitha

Reader, School of Social & Political Sciences

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My research interests are twofold: (i) the problem of violence against women and girls in the UK and India; health, social policy and criminal justice responses to this problem; the politics of intersectionality and the connections between violence within homes and outside (race, ethnicity, class, gender, and migration); nature and impact of the professionalisation of the domestic violence services; practitioner and service-user perspectives in domestic violence service provision; prevention education on domestic violence; and particular forms of VAW such as forced marriage, transnational abandonment of wives, acid violence and ‘lad cultures’; and (ii) an ongoing interest in issues of gender, race and ethnicity in employment relations; employment experiences of South Asian diasporas in the UK;  organisation of/industrial action by migrant women workers.

Lecturer, School of Psychology

Dr Stefano Belli

Lecturer, School of Psychology

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Stefano’s research centres around young women, especially those from disadvantaged or low-income backgrounds, show lower wellbeing and some of the highest risk for anxiety and depression in British society. I am currently working to develop new psychological models of why this might be. Cognitive biases are psychological processes where information is processed automatically in predictable ways. Certain biases are associated with processing stereotypes. Other biases are observed when people interpret ambiguous social situations, and are linked to anxiety, depression and stress. I am interested in looking at how these different types of biases interact with each other to try and improve theoretical models of cognitive biases and our understanding of emotional functioning in discriminated-against groups. Academic profile

Senior Lecturer, School of Social & Political Sciences

Dr Ana Jordan

Senior Lecturer, School of Social & Political Sciences

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Programme Leader: MA Gender Studies

Ana obtained a PhD from the University of Bristol in Politics, entitled “Gender and the Ethics of Care: Theorising care through fathers’ rights discourses”. Ana specialises in political theory, gender and politics and new social movements. Her research interests encompass debates in contemporary political theory around the ethics of care, and issues relating to masculinities  Academic profile

Senior Lecturer, School of History & Heritage

Dr Chiara Beccalossi

Senior Lecturer, School of History & Heritage

Chiara’s research interests include modern European history, in particular Southern European history, modern British history, Latin American history, transnational history, the history of sexuality, the history of medicine and human sciences, gender and queer studies. Her main research to date examines the medicalisation of sexuality in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Chiara’s first book, ‘Female Sexual Inversion: Same-Sex Desires in Italian and British Sexology, c. 1870–1920’ (2012), explores how same-sex desires came to be considered a medical disorder in Italy and Britain. Combining gender and sexuality studies with medical history, her monograph offers fresh perspectives on how medical practitioners constructed female same-sex desires in Italy and Britain at the turn of the twentieth century. Chiara has also co-edited ‘Italian Sexualities Uncovered, 1789-1914’ (2015) with Valeria P. Babini and Lucy Riall, ‘A Cultural History in the Age of Empire’ (2011) with Ivan Crozier, and has published numerous articles in the field of history of sexuality and medicine. Academic profile

Senior Lecturer, School of Health & Social Care

Dr Valeria Carroll

Senior Lecturer, School of Health & Social Care

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Valeria is an educational psychologist with research expertise around the understanding of wellbeing and development of children and young people. Recent research has focussed on inclusive education, and the ethnic identity of migrant children. Academic profile

Lecturer, Lincoln Business School

Hanya Pielichaty

Lecturer, Lincoln Business School

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Hanya joined the University in 2011 as a lecturer in the Tourism and Events team. Her research interests are focused on gender identity development, particularly in adolescent girls, in the context of football participation and events management. Aademic profile

Senior Lecturer, Lincoln Business School

Dr Agnieszka Rydzik

Senior Lecturer, Lincoln Business School

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Agnieszka’s research focuses on four key areas: (i) Tourism employment; (ii) Working lives of women: gender, ethnicity and employment; (iii) Innovative research methods: visual and participatory methodologies; and (iV) Empowerment, intersectionality, resistance and inequality. She is particularly interested in employment trajectories and entrepreneurial activities of highly skilled migrant women, female workers in the service economy in general, and women in male-dominated sectors. Together with Victoria Ellis, Agnieszka is working on a funded research project into emergent networks and experiences of women brewers. She is also co-supervising (with Dr Gary Bosworth), the PhD research of Mahideh Zeinali on female migrants and social entrepreneurship. Academic profile

Associate Lecturer, School of History & Heritage

Rachel Yemm

Associate Lecturer, School of History & Heritage

Rachel is a third year PhD student and current president of Lincoln’s Women in Academia Postgraduate Research group. Her research examines the impact of local media on public perceptions of immigrants in the Midlands from 1960 to 1985, focusing specifically on the role of ATV news, ITV’s regional news channel for the Midlands. Rachel works with material from the Media Archive for Central England (MACE), which is situated at the University of Lincoln. She completed both her undergraduate and Masters degrees at the University of Lincoln and was a member of the founding committee for the student led Society Get Students Against Violence Initiative (Get SAVI), which aims to raise awareness of and tackle gender based violence on campus.