HumanitiesPhD Students

Meet our current PhD students

Ennas Al-Kedm

Title: How Saudi Companies use Social Media to Address Crisis Communication

Supervisors: Dr Petya Eckler(Journalism, University of Strathclyde), Dr Michael Higgins (Journalism, University of Strathclyde)

Funding: Scholarship - Saudi Arabia

Ian Baker

Title: Controlling Cocaine in Colonial Burma (History)

Supervisors: Prof James Mills (History, University of Strathclyde), Dr Patricia Barton (History, University of Strathclyde)

Funding: Wellcome Trust

Barbara Ball

Title: Early Town Development in the Upper Ohio Valley (Working Title)

Supervisors: Dr Mark Ellis (University of Strathclyde, History) Tahitia McCabe (University of Strathclyde, Postgraduate Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Programme)

Natalie Bello

PhD Journalism

Hanane Benchama

Title: Between Victimhood and Resistance: Algerian Women in the Literature and Film of The Black Decade

Supervisors: Dr Caroline Verdier (French, University of Strathclyde), Prof David Murphy (French, University of Strathclyde)

Funding: Scholarship – Algerian Embassy

Nicole Cumming

Title: "Reforming" human and animal relationships in early modern Scotland, c. 1560-1660

Supervisors: Prof Erica Fudge (English, University of Strathclyde) and Dr Steven Reid (University of Glasgow)

Funding: AHRC

Mila Daskalova

Title: Printing and Periodical Culture in the Nineteenth-Century Asylum

Supervisors: Prof Kirstie Blair (English, University of Strathclyde), Prof Matt Smith (History, University of Strathclyde)

Funding: AHRC

Kristin Hay

Title: An Oral History of Birth Control in Scotland, c. 1960-2000

Supervisors: Dr Laura Kelly (History, University of Strathclyde), Dr Emma Newlands (History, University of Strathclyde)

Funding: Wellcome Trust

Yun Huang

Title: History of Cocaine in China, 1880s-1940s

Supervisors: Prof Jim Mills (History, University of Strathclyde), Dr Patricia Barton (History, University of Starthclyde)

Funding: China Scholarship Council and Wellcome Trust

Andrew Jenkin

Title: Fandom, Media and Gender in Scotland's "National" Game

Supervisors: Prof Karen Boyle (University of Strathclyde), Prof Richard Haynes (Communications, Media & Culture, University of Stirling), Andrew Pike (Scottish Football Association)

Funding: AHRC

Lauren McDougall

(Working) Title: Humanking Versus the Natural World: How are early modern English conceptions of "civility" and "civilisation" threatened by the Irish environment, and how does the resulting English hostility manifest itself with those conceptions?

Supervisors: Dr Erica Fudge (English, University of Strathclyde), Dr Ali Cathcart (University of Stirling)

Funding: Internal

Clare McKeown

Title: Missing from the Picture: Beauty Norms in Scottish Anti-Men's Violence Against Women Campaigns 

Supervisors: Dr Alenka Jelen (Public Relations, University of Stirling), Prof Karen Boyle

Funding: AHRC

Scott McNee

Title: It's No Real Pleasure in Life: The Grotesque in Southern Gothic and Beyond

Supervisors: Kevin MacNeil (University of Stirling), Dr Elspeth Jajdelska (English, University of Strathclyde)

Funding: University of Strathclyde Research Studentship

Imene Meddoudi

Title: Assessing Transculturality in K-pop Fan Fiction

Suervisors: Prof Kirstie Blair (English, University of Strathclyde), Dr Petya Eckler (Journalism, University of Strathclyde)

Rory Stride

Title: Gender, Loss and Memory: The Impact of Deindustrialisation on Women Woerkers in Scotland since 1970

Supervisors: Prof Arthur McIvor (History, University of Strathclyde), Dr Laura Kelly (History, University of Strathclyde)

Funding: AHRC

Eva Ward

Title: Psychoactive Substances in the American Philippines (The Asian Cocaine Crisis: Pharmaceuticals, consumers and control in South and East Asia, c. 1900-1945)

Supervisors: Prof Jim Mills (History, University of Strathclyde), Dr Patricia Barton (History, University of Strathclyde)

Funding: Wellcome Trust