Thesis Title: The politics of expertise in cultural work
For my thesis I am looking at how cultural workers signal their expertise on social media platforms, and the implications of this for cultural labour. I am particularly interested in issues around risk, labour and inequalities in cultural work.
Supervisors and Institution(s):
Professor Paul Long (Birmingham City University)
Professor Mark Banks (University of Leicester)
Publications (please include full details with page nos. or web links):
Patel, K. (2017) Expertise and Collaboration: Cultural workers’ performance on social media. In: Graham, J. and Gandini, A. (eds.) Collaborative Production in the Creative Industries. London: University of Westminster Press, pp. 157-176.
Ashton, D. and Patel, K. (forthcoming) Vlogging careers: everyday expertise, collaboration and authenticity (forthcoming, with D. Ashton) in S. Taylor and S. Luckman, eds. The 'new normal' of working lives: critical studies in contemporary work and employment. Palgrave Macmillan.
Naudin, A. and Patel, K. (forthcoming) Entangled Expertise: Women's use of social media in entrepreneurial work. European Journal of Cultural Studies.