HumanitiesPhD Students

Meet our current PhD students

Elizabeth Adams

Title: Literary Cultures, Social Networks and the Railway worker, 1840-1920 

Supervisors: Prof Kirstie Blair (Eng, Strath), Dr David Goldie (Eng, Strath)

Funding: AHRC

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

Nadeem Aslam

Title:   Creative Interruptions: Grassroots Creativity, State Structures and Disconnection as a Space for Radical Openness 

Supervisors: Dr Churnjeet Mahn (Eng, Strath), Prof Jim Mills (History, Strath)

Funding: AHRC

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

Iona Craig

Title: Industrial Workers as Readers: Libraries, Reading Rooms and the Industrial Workplace in the Long Nineteenth Century

Supervisors: Prof Kirstie Blair (Eng, Strath), Dr Sarah Edwards (Eng, Strath)

Funding: AHRC

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

Ursula Curwen

Title: Not as it Seems, Place Space and Augmented Realty Games

Supervisors: Dr Esperanza Miyake (Strathclyde) and Dr Tom Brock (Manchester Metropolitan)

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

Freya Ernsting

Title: Smartphones, experience and cyborgian identity

Supervisors: Dr Esperanza Miyake (Strathclyde) & Dr Adi Kuntsman (Manchester Metropolitan)

Federica Giardino

Title: The Legacy of the Water: a comparative study of the literary identity of the cities of Glasgow and Genoa

Supervisors: Prof Johnny Rodger, Dr Giovanna Guidicini (Glasgow School of Art), Dr Sarah Edwards (Eng, Strathclyde)

Funding: AHRC

Meredith Glasson-Darling

Title:  Mapping places through prose

Supervisors:  Dr Rodge Glass (CW, Strath), Mr Andrew Meehan (CW, Strath)

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

Melis Koroglu

Title: Body positivity empowerment on Instagram in the UK and Turkey

Supervisors: Dr Petya Eckler (Journalism, University of Strathclyde), Dr Andrea Tonner (Marketing, University of Strathclyde)

Funding: Scholarship – Turkey

Imane Labiad

Title: Narrative Transportation

Supervisors: Prof Nigel Fabb (Eng, Strath), Dr Elspeth Jajdelska (Eng, Strath)

Funding: Algerian gov

Natasia Lawrence

Title: Exploring the psychological aspects of addiction to social media

Name of supervisors: Dr Stephen Butler (Psychology, University of Strathclyde), Dr Petya Eckler (Journalism, University of Strathclyde)

Funding: self-funded

Ozan Mantar

Title: The role of online discussion forums in decision-making and attitude formation about childhood vaccination

Supervisors: Dr Petya Eckler (Journalism, University of Strathclyde), Dr Sallyanne Duncan (Journalism, University of Strathclyde)

Funding: Scholarship – Turkey

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

Julie McHale

Title: Landscape, Literature and the Place of the Scottish Coal Mine, from the eighteenth-century to the present’

Supervisors: University of Stirling, Prof Kirstie Blair (Eng, Strath)

Funding: AHRC

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

Marion Marlow

Title: Site-Specific Performances : Actor/Performer/Facilitator, A Transformative Experience 

Supervisors: Dr David Goldie (Eng, Strath), Prof Yvette Taylor (Education, Strathclyde)

 

Imene Meddoudi

Title: Assessing Transculturality in K-pop Fan Fiction

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

Dilan Rathnayake

Title: Identity creation in online spaces

Supervisors: Dr Andrea Tonner (Marketing, University of Strathclyde), Dr Petya Eckler (Journalism, University of Strathclyde)

Charlotte James Robertson

Title: 'Why don't they just go home?': Women's Aid in Britain and the women's refuge movement as a transnational endeavour, 1971-1996.

Supervisors: Prof Lynn Abrams (Glasgow), Prof Karen Boyle (Strathclyde)

Funding: AHRC

Lamiya Sami

Title:   The relationship between the current debate of Critical Posthumanism and contemporary South Asian Anglophone Literature 

Supervisors: University of Stirling, Prof Kirstie Blair (Eng, Strath)

Funding: AHRC

Jushuai Song

Title: The sense of history in Pai Hsien-yung's works, exploring the relation among literature, writer, politics and history 

Supervisors: Prof Nigel Fabb (Eng, Strath), Dr Elspeth Jajdelska (Eng, Strath)

Stephen Stewart

Title: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Scottish popular press: How print media coverage of PTSD has impacted the lives of the people featured in those stories.

Supervisors Dr Sallyanne Duncan (Journalism, University of Strathclyde); Dr Susan Rasmussen (Psychology, 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

Ronnie Torrance

Title: The Re-presentation of History in the Works of Mo Yan, Ma Jian and Yan Lianke 

Supervisors: Prof Nigel Fabb (Eng, Strath), Dr Churnjeet Mahn (Eng, Strath)

Yao Wang

Title: Get In Touch With The Plant-based “Exotic Food”: A Study Of Representations of Chinese food and Chinese Immigrants in the UK

Supervisors: Prof Erica Fudge (Eng, Strath), Dr Elsa Richardson (History, Strath)

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

Jenny Wartnaby

Title: Archiving and Historicising the Feminist Anti-Violence movement

Supervisors: Prof Karen Boyle (Strathclyde), Prof Lynn Abrams (Glasgow) Dr Adele Patrick (Glasgow Women's Library)

Funding: SGSAH ARC