Laughing and caring: emotions, embodiment, and space
I am a PhD student in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham. My PhD examines the (nonrepresentational) geographies of laughter and caring through focusing particularly on the ways in which laughter intersects with everyday life in residential care homes in the UK. My methodology involves a series of ethnographic engagements including periods spent working within Care Homes but also touring with two different theatre companies who perform in Care settings across the UK.
I completed a BSc in Geography in 2013 and was awarded a first class honors. I then was awarded an MRes in 'Research in Human Geography in 2014 with a thesis titled 'You had to be there... Place and the production of comedy cultures'. In addition to my PhD research I also teach on the University of Birmingham's first year geography 'Monmouth Field Course', second year field course to Berlin, and various seminars.