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Dr

Libby Straughan

Research Assistant (Mobile Working Practices)
Embodiment
Emotions
The Senses
Anxiety
Aesthetics
social science
social sciences
geography
consumption
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Dr

Libby Straughan

 
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Social And Cultural Geography
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Dr

Libby Straughan

 

My research is driven by fascination for the ways in which bodily immersion within environments can affect subjectivity. Focusing on the sensory experience (esp.

touch) of embodied practices I have used post-structural and feminist materialist thought to unpack the ways in which humans are entangled with the world. Attentive to the social, cultural and ethical implications of embodied practices I am particularly interested in the ways in which emotions (esp. anxiety and well-being) are mobilised by encounters between humans, non-humans and materiality. As a qualitative researcher, I am an advocate for the use of experimental methodologies to unpack those aspects of embodied experience that are hard to represent through language. After graduating from Aberystwyth University in 2006 with a BA in Human Geography, I received a scholarship to undertake the Human Geography Masters, Time, Space and Culture at the same institute. Gaining APRS funding I undertook further postgraduate study at Aberystwyth University and produced my PhD thesis titled 'Geographies of skin and touch: scrutinised, stuffed and submerged'. I Currently work as a Research Assistant on the Australian Research Council funded project ‘How mobile work is transforming Australian homes’ which explores the lived experience of mobile working practices. Previously I held a Research Associate position out of Aberystwyth University and The University of Glasgow, funded by the Arts and Humanities and National science Foundation and titled ‘Art and Science Collaborations: Bodies and Environments’. During this post, I carried out extensive ethnographic research into the organizations Arts Catalyst, Cape Farewell and SymbioticA, drawing out the ‘real experience’ of collaboration in pursuit of a ‘planet-centred’ ethics.

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Research Assistant (Mobile Working Practices)

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Doctor of Philosophy

Aberystwyth University

Human Geography: Time, Space and Culture

Aberystwyth University

Human Geography

Aberystwyth University