Maddie Breeze

Lecturer B

Research Interests

Gender, sexuality, feminist and queer theory

Sociology of emotions, feeling, and affect

Sociology of education, sociology of knowledge

Youth Studies, political participation, citizenship, social change

Ethnographic methods, participatory and creative methods

Personal Statement

I joined the School of Education at Strathclyde as a Lecturer as Chancellor's Fellow in September 2017. I have previously worked as a Lecturer in Public Sociogy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and as a researcher in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh investigating young people's participation in Scottish independence politics. My PhD (Sociology, University of Edinburgh, 2014) explored the gender and organizational dynamics of roller derby as a unique women's sports practice and developed a sociological analysis of seriousness as a way to further understanding the mid-ranges of agency and social change in institutions.

Currently I am interested in the emotional and affective dimensions of intersectional inequalities in higher education, among both students and academic workers, and particularly in how stratification and exclusion in educational contexts is reproduced and can be challenged. I am approaching this problem in investigations of, for instance, 'imposter syndrome' as a public feeling in higher education.  

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  1. Imposter syndrome as a public feeling

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. Feeling academic: imposter syndrome

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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