Dr Rebecca Crowther is a transdisciplinary ethnographic social researcher. She has recently published her first book: Wellbeing and Self Transformation in Natural Landscapes* and is now hoping to join Heriot-Watt’s Intercultural Research Centre this autumn with her new research project: Women in Dark Rural Landscapes: Vulnerability and the Self. This post-doctoral research aims to decipher in what ways cultural and personal narratives act as a lens through which women in Scotland encounter and experience darkness and other material objects within rural excursions at night. Rebecca is also a policy officer at Scotland’s leading LGBTI human rights, equality and policy charity, Equality Network.
This workshop will explore the reclamation of dark public and natural space as socially and culturally constructed and perceived as ‘unsafe’ for women and queer folks. This workshop takes this as a starting point to discuss, gendered social experience; gendered experience of public place; queer experiences of public space; gendered experience of mental health; LGBTQI […]