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I’m a quantitatively trained social scientist currently working as a postdoc at the University of Alberta. My main research explores what the relational perspectives and tools of social network analysis can add to our understanding of the narrative marginalisation of women in popular cinema. Research interests include Hollywood cinema, feminist media studies, social network analysis, digital humanities, superhero media, and creative industries inequalities.
November 2021 - present
- PostDoc Position
- Currently working as a postdoc on the international project Gender Equity Policy (GEP) Analysis: Assessing, Understanding, and Modelling the Impact of Gender Equity Policies (GEP) in the Film Industry.
October 2020 - October 2021
- PostDoc Position
- Successfully won full funding for a one-year ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship. The project is titled "Exploring the marginalisation of women in popular cinema using quantitative network tools" and is an expansion of my doctoral research.
March 2020 - August 2020
- Research Associate
- Working on the EmpoderaData project, which is exploring the use of data fellowships as a platform for statistical skills and capacity building in the context of the SDGs in Latin America.
EmpoderaData – from the Spanish word empoderar ‘to empower’ – is a partnership research project between the University of Manchester (UK), Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil), Universidad del Rosario (Colombia) and Data-Pop Alliance (US and France). The project builds upon a successful data-driven, research-led paid internship programme in the UK (Q-S...
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) create a global need to deliver on an agenda which relies heavily on quantitative data. This creates a demand for human capital with the requisite statistical and data skills to work on the challenges represented by the SDGs. Increasingly, long-term domestic solutions to the building of statistical capaci...
The tools of social network analysis offer a promising framework for studying fictional texts and the relational activity of the characters therein. The goal of this paper is to offer both a conceptual refinement of the project of measuring the centrality of characters within narratives using network tools, as well as the proposal of a novel measur...
We consider data with multiple observations or reports on a network in the case when these networks themselves are connected through some form of network ties. We could take the example of a cognitive social structure where there is another type of tie connecting the actors that provide the reports; or the study of interpersonal spillover effects f...
As a big-budget action film both directed by and starring a woman, Wonder Woman is unusual given the well-documented under-representation of women in Hollywood both in front of and behind the camera. Strong claims have been made about Wonder Woman in the critical reception, with Diana, the film’s hero, being hailed as an empowered, independent lead...