Professor Valerie Walkerdine


School of Social Sciences

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+44 (0)29 208 74175
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I am interested in supervising PhD students and establishing research collaborations that relate to a number of research topics and fields:

  • Subjectivity
  • Psychosocial research
  • Critical psychology
  • Class and gender
  • Community
  • Intergenerational transmission
  • Cultural theory
  • Artistic practice - especially performance and film in relation to any of the above topics and research that crosses arts, humanities and social sciences in terms of topic and method

Other appointments and positions:

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Visiting Professor Kings College,   London University, 1999
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor School of Education University of Stockholm, 2001
  • Visiting Professor Gender Centre London School of Economics 2000-2003
  • Visiting Adjunct Professor University of Western Sydney 2003 - date

Honours and awards

'Valerie Walkerdine Prize' awarded  for best work  on gender, School of Education, Stockholm University – awarded annually, beginning 2006

Graduate Supervision:

  • Subjectivity
  • Psychosocial studies and critical psychology
  • Gender and class
  • Work, globalisation, regeneration, community
  • New media and embodiment
  • Cultural theory and affect
  • Subjectivity
  • Gender and class
  • Psychoanalysis and psychosocial studies
  • Post foundational approaches to psychology and the  psi sciences
  • Affect and experience
  • Cultural theory and artistic practice
  • Community regeneration, affect and the global labour market