Dr Jacqueline Gibbs joined the Department of Criminology and Sociology as a lecturer in Sociology in 2019. Her background is in the interdisciplinary social sciences and humanities – including Sociology, Gender studies, Media studies, Cultural Studies and Politics.
Room: WG23 (Ground Floor, Williams Building)
Monday: 10:00- 12:00
Thursday: 2:00- 4:00
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Jacqueline is a Fellow with the Higher Education Academy, and has taught both undergraduate and Masters courses in Gender Studies, Sociology and Social Sciences.
She has previously taught postgraduate courses in gender theory and undergraduate courses in the social sciences and contemporary social issues, sociological concepts, skills and methods and social movements.
She has guest lectured on topics such as feminist research epistemologies and representation, politics and film.
SOC1275: Sociology in Action
SOC2272: Sociology of Social Change
SOC2270: Research Methods for Studying Contemporary Society (Seminar Leader)
SOC3760: Sociology Dissertation
Jacqueline's main area of research focus is in critical analysis of mobilisations of vulnerability within political and cultural discourses. Her work has explored the workings of vulnerability in relationship to gender, violence, disability, illness, citizenship, UK austerity processes.
Her research interests extend to theoretical approaches to care and relationality, temporality, and resistance. Her work is informed by gender, queer, cultural, and critical disability studies perspectives.
Jacqueline is also interested in critical pedagogies, with a particular focus on discourses and practices of inclusion and resistance in UK Higher Education.
Current areas of research interest include:
Critical analysis of vulnerability and feminist theorisations of vulnerability; affect/emotions in cultural politics; care and relationality; gender; disability and health; advocate and activist frameworks for understanding violence and state processes. Other research interests include belonging, resistance, emotion and exclusion/inclusion in Higher Education.
Methodological approaches include:
Qualitative research methods, cultural studies approaches to discourse and representations; analysis of cultural and political discourse; film and media analysis.