Alison Wilde

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Research interests

I joined Leeds Trinity University as a Senior Lecturer in Sociology  and Crimnology in September 2022. Earlier academic  roles I worked in, include teaching and research roles at the Open University, Leeds Beckett University, Bangor University, the University of York, University College Dublin, and the University of Leeds.

Much of my research has been on media and culture. This has often focused on disability, and/or gender. My first book is entitled Film, Comdey and Disability: Understanding Humour and Genre in Cinematic Constructions of Impairment and Disability' (Routledge  and my second one will be entitled Performing Disability (Peter Lang), being a study of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives.

I am also a Series Editor of  a book series for Peter Lang on Disability Media and Culture. I co-founded, and co-convene, The British Sociological Association's Disability Studies Group

Other research has focused on a variety of sociological topics; including disability studies projects, health and illness, poverty, social and educational inclusion, gender, parenting, fashion, and social inequalities.

Teaching and Administration at LTU

I am Programme Lead for Criminology; Criminology & Policing, and currently manage the following modules: Level 4 - Sociological Thought and Theory, Policing and Protecting the State; and Level 5 - Changing Perspectives in Policing.





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