Material Culture & Bicultural Identity

As a queer bicultural woman, I was born to a British mother and a Greek father. I was born in the UK, raised in Greece, and brought up bilingual. Having dual heritage (with the added extra of being queer)…

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Journal of International Photography

Practice used to be something you did repeatedly on the way to achieving something else. A means to an end repeated so often you no longer had to think without doing it well. Not only could it get you to Carnegie Hall, practice, so they say, would make perfect. These days practice is the beginning, the middle, and the end. It’s…

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Reaching an international audience at the IAMCR 2021 Nairobi Conference

KRISTIAN JEFF AGUSTIN  One of my main goals as a third year PhD student is to communicate my research topic and artistic practice to a larger audience. I am able to achieve this in three ways: (1) pursue teaching or tutoring opportunities, (2) publish in peer-reviewed journals, and (3)…

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Reader Expectations and Writer Obligations

What does an author owe their reader? And what does the reader owe to the person who wrote the novel that they pick up in the bookstore, or the supermarket, or even from a cardboard box that says, ‘Please Help…

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Creation of clothing sizing system for Ghanaian children

Growing up in the field of fashion in Ghana, and realising all the challenges encountered by apparel manufacturers, customers and fashion students due to the absence of a national sizing system based on anthropometric data of Ghanaians, I decided to research into the development of a standardised sizing system…

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Pushed back but I am still standing

I wanted to study the professional doctorate course as I aim to become a professional psychotherapist. I started my university journey in 2015, completing a BSc in Psychology with Sociology followed by an MSc in Clinical and Integrative Psychotherapy. When I…

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Adjusting Research Methods and Other Lessons From the Pandemic

As a lifelong fan of horror film, with many queer friends and communities who are as well, I had a hypothesis that many members of the LGBTQ+ community have a distinctive (distinctively queer) relationship with the horror genre. Therefore, I set…

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