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Families, Identities, and Gender Research Network (FIG)

The Families, Identities, and Gender Research Network (FIG) is a new interdisciplinary research group founded by academics from the Departments of History, English, Psychology, and Welsh. FIG aims to explore the following areas:

  • different disciplinary definitions, concepts, and approaches to the study of family, identity, and gender;
  • different subjective (bodily, emotional, and psychological) experiences of family, identity and gender, and their appropriate modes of investigation;
  • modes of representation of family, identity, and gender, and their social, political, and historical influence;
  • the relation of gender and family to other central organising concepts and aspects of identity such as race, class, and place.

FIG events aim to move beyond the traditional research seminar and encourage participation, discussion, and exchange of ideas to foster a research environment which includes postgraduate and more established scholars.

FIG Events

  • Seminar Programme

Core Members

Dr Melanie Bigold, Lecturer in English, Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy
Dr Tracey Loughran, Lecturer in History, Cardiff School of History, Archaeology & Religion
Dr Siwan Rosser, Lecturer in Welsh, Cardiff School of Welsh
Dr Katherine Shelton, Lecturer in Psychology, Cardiff School of Psychology
Dr Rose Thompson, Research Associate, Welsh Centre for Learning Disabilities
Dr Stephanie Ward, Lecturer in Welsh History, Cardiff School of History, Archaeology & Religion