I was watching Newsnight last night and one of the stories really gripped, shocked and dumfounded me. There was a woman named Rachel Dolezal who has been a black rights movement activist and campaigner and an Africana Studies teacher and has self-identified as black. June 2015 sparked outrage for Rachel when she was interviewed as… Continue reading Transracialism?
#BLlab Yesterday I attended a great afternoon exploring the origins and research opportunities associated with the British Library Labs. The event was hosted by one of my supervisors Lucinda Matthews-Jones and was in collaboration with History UK. Mahendra Mahey opened the event and has worked on the British Library Labs since it's beginning four years… Continue reading #digitalhistory
Biology, Sex, Gender... What's the difference? I have been interested in engaging with the body and gender identity since my undergraduate research and the beginnings of my career in academia. What is most striking is that, gender, biology and sex all must be treated independently of one another. Why? The main reason is that there… Continue reading Too many Definitions?
I have just came back from my first official trip to the British Library in London (on my own) and accessed some materials. All a bit confusing, especially all the different reading rooms, but I am sure I will get the hang of it! Also,who knew there were so many microfilm machines? Just as I have… Continue reading First British Library Visit… Check!
The 8th of March is a day of recognition and celebration for all the important women in the world, the community, even within your own family. Up until a couple of years ago I would never say I was a feminist. Coming from an all-girls school with a heavily Catholic ethos it was not recognised… Continue reading #InternationalWomensDay