Melanie Bigold (ENCAP)
E-mail address: BigoldM@cardiff.ac.uk
Melanie Bigold is a Lecturer in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy. Her research interests encompass women writers of the long eighteenth century; women’s literary history; life-writing; and a number of areas of book history (including collecting, marginalia, readers, and manuscripts). She has published a monograph on Women of Letters, Manuscript Circulation and Print Afterlives in the Eighteenth Century: Elizabeth Rowe, Catharine Cockburn, and Elizabeth Carter (Palgrave, 2012), and transcribed and edited manuscripts for The Slave Trade Debate (Bodleian, 2007). She is currently working on a joint biography of George Ballard and Elizabeth Elstob, and leading a project on marginalia and provenance in the Cardiff Rare Books collection. She is a founding member of the Families, Identities, and Gender Research Network (FIG). Find out more about Melanie’s teaching and research activities here.
- ‘“The Theatre of the Book”: Marginalia and Mise en Page in the Cardiff Rare Books Restoration Drama Collection’ (under review).
- “Bookmaking Out of the Remains of the Dead”: George Ballard’s Memoirs of Several Ladies (1752) Eighteenth-Century Life (forthcoming).
- Women of Letters, Manuscript Circulation and Print Afterlives in the Eighteenth Century: Elizabeth Rowe, Catharine Cockburn, and Elizabeth Carter (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012).
- ‘Letters and Learning’ in Ros Ballaster (ed.), A History of British Women’s Writing: Volume 4, 1690-1750 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2010).
- ‘The Journals of John Ramsay’, in M. Bigold (editor and transcriber), The Slave Trade Debate: Contemporary Writings For and Against (Bodleian Library Books, 2007). Introduced by John Pinfold.
- ‘Elizabeth Rowe’s Fictional and Familiar Letters: Exemplarity, Enthusiasm and the Production of Posthumous Meaning,’ British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 29:1 (2006), pp. 1-14.
Tracey Loughran (SHARE)
E-mail address: LoughranTL@cardiff.ac.uk
Tracey Loughran is Lecturer in History in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion. Her research interests centre on the ways in which knowledge is constructed, ‘translated’ and transformed across different disciplines and contexts, and particularly the social and cultural construction of ideas about body, mind, and gender. She is also interested in historiography and historical theory, and the challenges involved in teaching undergraduates about these conceptually demanding areas. Her published research to date has explored medical understandings of shell-shock in First World War Britain, and her new research project explores the dissemination of health advice to women in popular and feminist magazines in Britain during the 1960s and 1970s. She is committed to furthering interdisciplinary research initiatives and is a founding member of the Families, Identities and Gender Research Network (FIG). Find out more about Tracey’s research and teaching activities here.
- ‘A Crisis of Masculinity? Re-writing the History of Shell-shock and Gender in First World War Britain’, History Compass 11 (September 2013).
- ‘Shell-shock, Trauma and the First World War: the Making of a Diagnosis and its Histories’, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 67:1 (January 2012).
- ‘Shell-shock and British Psychological Medicine’, Social History of Medicine 22:1 (April 2009).
- ‘Hysteria and Neurasthenia in Pre-war Medical Discourse and in Histories of Shell-shock’, History of Psychiatry 19:3 (March 2008).
- ‘Evolution, Regression, and Shell-shock: Emotion and Instinct in Theories of the War Neuroses, c.1914-1918’, Manchester Papers in Economic and Social History 58 (September 2007).
Dawn Mannay (SOCSI)
E-mail address: MannayDI@cardiff.ac.uk
Dawn Mannay is a Lecturer in Social Science (Psychology) at Cardiff University and also held the posts of Associate Lecturer at the Open University and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Newport; as well as being involved with the Women Making a Difference Program. Her research interests revolve around class, education, gender, geography, generation, national identity, violence and inequality: and she employs participatory, visual, creative and narrative methods in her work with communities. Dawn is particularly interested in intergenerational gendered family relationships and she recently joined FIG as a convener after attending the group’s events, including the 2011 FIG Symposium. Find out more about Dawn’s research and teaching activities here.
- ‘Who Should Do the Dishes Now? Exploring Gender Binaries around Housework in Contemporary Urban South Wales’, Contemporary Wales, 27 (in press).
- ‘”Keeping Close and Spoiling” Revisited: Exploring the Significance of “Home” for Family Relationships and Educational Trajectories in a Marginalised Estate in Urban South Wales’, Gender and Education, 25:1 (2013), pp. 91-107.
- ‘”I Like Rough Pubs”: Exploring Places of Safety and Danger in Violent and Abusive Relationships’, Families, Relationships and Societies, 2:1 (2013), pp. 131-137.
- ‘”Who Put That on There … Why Why Why?” Power Games and Participatory Techniques of Visual Data Production’, Visual Studies, 28:2 (2013), pp. 136-146.
- (with M. Morgan), ‘Anatomies of Inequality: Considering the Emotional Cost of Aiming Higher for Marginalised, Mature Mothers Re-entering Education’, Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 19:1 (2013), pp. 57-75.
- ‘”If It’s Pink, Scrape the Pink Off”: Negotiating Acceptable “Tomboy” Femininity in the Playground’, Women in Society, 5 (Spring 2013).
- (with C. O’Connell), ‘Accessing the Academy: Developing Strategies to Engage and Retain Marginalised Young People on Successful Educational Pathways’, Socialinė Teorija, Empirija, Politika ir Praktika – Social Theory, Empirics, Policy and Practice, 7 (2013), pp.133-140.
- ‘The Permeating Presence of Past Domestic and Familial Violence: “So like I’d never let anyone hit me but I’ve hit them, and I houldn’t have done”‘, in J. Ribbens McCarthy, C. Hooper, and V. Gillies (eds), Family Troubles? Exploring Changes and Challenges in the Family Lives of Children and Young People (Bristol: Policy Press, 2013), pp. 151-162.
- ‘Taking Refuge in the Branches of a Guava Tree: the Difficulty of Retaining Consenting and Non-Consenting Participants’ Confidentiality as an Indigenous Researcher’, Qualitative Inquiry, 17:10 (2011), pp. 962-964.
- ‘Making the Familiar Strange: Can Visual Research Methods Render the Familiar Setting More Perceptible?’, Qualitative Research, 10:1 (2010), pp. 91-111.
Siwan Rosser (WELSH)
E-mail address: RosserSM@cardiff.ac.uk
Siwan Rosser is a Lecturer in the School of Welsh. Her research interests involve the marginal and the popular in Welsh literature since the eighteenth century. Her monograph, Y Ferch ym Myd y Faled (2005) explored the representation of women in printed ballads, and her current research centres on how identity, gender and nationhood is imagined and mediated in Welsh-language children’s literature. She is at present looking at these issues in the context of contemporary children’s poetry and Welsh translations of Roald Dahl’s novels. Siwan is a founding member of the Families, Identities and Gender Research Network. You can see more about her research and teaching activities here:
- ‘Negotiating Borders: Poetry and the Language of Children’, in B. Carrington and J. Harding (eds), It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme: Children and Poetry (Shenstone: Pied Piper Publishing, 2013).
- ‘Language, Culture and Identity in Welsh Children’s Literature: O.M. Edwards and Cymru’r Plant 1892-1920’, in R. Nic Congáil (ed.), Codladh Céad Bliain: Cnuasach Aistí ar Litríocht na nÓg (Baile Átha Cliath: LeabhairCOMHAR, 2012) pp. 223-251.
- ‘“Albert Maywood”: brodorion America, Thomas Levi a dechreuadau’r stori antur i blant, Y Traethodydd 164 (2009), pp. 133-146.
- Bardd Pengwern: detholiad o gerddi Jonathan Hughes, Llangollen (1721-1805) (Cyhoeddiadau Barddas, 2007).
- Y ferch ym myd y faled: delweddau o’r ferch ym maledi’r ddeunawfed ganrif (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2005).
Katherine Shelton (PSYCH)
E-mail address: SheltonKH1@cardiff.ac.uk
Katherine’s research is in the area of developmental psychology with a focus on the emergence and maintenance of developmental psychopathology in social contexts during middle childhood and adolescence. She is particularly interested in the relationship between aspects of family functioning and children’s psychological well-being. She is also interested in the implications of experiences of homelessness for young people’s mental health and well-being. Katherine is a founding member of FIG. Find out more about Katherine’s teaching and research activities here.
- With E. Baibazarova, C. van de Beek, P.T. Cohen-Kettenis, J. Buitelaar, and S.H.M. Van Goozen, ‘Influence of Prenatal Maternal Stress, Maternal Plasma Cortisol and Cortisol in the Amniotic Fluid on Birth Outcomes and Child Temperament at 3 Months’, Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38:6 (2013), pp. 907-915
- With M. Pedro and M.T. Ribeiro, ‘Marital Satisfaction and Partner’s Parenting Practice: the Mediating Role of Coparenting Behaviour’, Journal of Family Psychology, 26:4 (2012), pp. 509-522.
- With S. Collishaw, F. Rice, G.T. Harold, and A. Thapar, ‘Using a Genetically Informative Design to Examine the Relationship between Breast Feeding and Childhood Conduct Problems’, European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 20:11 (2011), pp. 571-579.
- With A.M. Mannering, G.T. Harold, L.D. Leve, D.S. Shaw, R.D. Conger, J.M. Neiderhiser, L.V. Scaramella, and D. Reiss, ‘Longitudinal Associations Between Marital Instability and Child Sleep Problems Across Infancy and Toddlerhood in Adoptive Families’, Child Development, 82:4 (2011), pp. 1252-1266.
- With F. Rice, G.T. Harold, D. Hay, J. Boivin, M.B.M. van den Bree, and A. Thapar, ‘Examining Differences in Psychological Adjustment Problems Among Children Conceived by Assisted Reproductive Technologies’, International Journal of Behavioral Development, 33:5 (2009), pp. 385-392.
- With G.T. Harold, ‘Interparental Conflict, Negative Parenting and Children’s Adjustment: Bridging Links between Parents’ Psychological Symptoms and Children’s Psychological Symptoms’, Journal of Family Psychology, 22:5 (2008), pp. 712-724.
- With G.T. Harold, ‘Pathways between Interparental Conflict and Adolescent Psychological Adjustment: Bridging Links through Children’s Cognitive Appraisals and Coping Strategies’, Journal of Early Adolescence, 28 (2008), pp. 555-582.
- With G. Harold, T. Fowler, F. Rice, M. Neale, A. Thapar, and M.B.M. van den Bree, ‘Parent-child Relations, Conduct Problems and Cigarette Use in Adolescence: Examining the Role of Genetic and Environmental Factors on Patterns of Behavior’, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37 (2008), pp. 314-325.
- With S. Walters and G. Harold, ‘Children’s Appraisals of Relationships in Stepfamilies and First Families: Comparative Links with Externalizing and Internalizing Behaviors’, in J. Pryor (ed.), The International Handbook of Stepfamilies: Policy and Practice in Legal, Research, and Clinical Environments (Hobuken, N.J.: Wiley, 2008), chapter 10.
- With G.T. Harold, ‘Marital Conflict and Children’s Adjustment: the Mediating and Moderating Role of Children’s Coping Strategies’, Social Development, 16:3 (2007), pp. 389-618.
Stephanie Ward (SHARE)
E-mail address: WardSJ2@cardiff.ac.uk
Stephanie is Lecturer in Modern Welsh History in the School of Archaeology, History and Religion. Her research interests include the study of social movements, comparative histories, the formation of working-class gendered identities and family life in early twentieth century Britain. She is particularly interested in exploring the relationship between the working class and the state and the impact of social policy. She has recently published a monograph examining these issues, Unemployment and the State in Britain: The Means Test and Protest in South Wales and the North-East of England (MUP, 2013). She is currently working on the transition between youth and adulthood and the role of the body in conceptions of masculinity. She has a forthcoming article on courtship amongst young adults in south Wales and the north-east of England. She is a founding member of the Families, Identities and Gender Research Network. Find out more about Stephanie’s research and teaching activities here.
- Unemployment and the State in Britain: The Means Test and Protest in 1930s South Wales and North-East England (Manchester University Press, 2013).
- ‘Drifting into Manhood and Womanhood: Courtship, Marriage and Gender Amongst Young Adults in 1930s South Wales and North-East England’, Welsh History Review, 26:4 (2013), pp. 623-648.
- ‘“The Workers Are in the Mood to Fight the Act”: Protest Against the Means Test 1932-5’, in Matt Perry and Matthias Reiss (eds), Unemployment and Protest: New Perspectives on Two Centuries of Contention (Oxford University Press, 2011).
- ‘The Means Test and the Unemployed in South Wales and the North-East of England, 1931-39’, Labour History Review, 73:1 (April, 2008), pp. 113-32.