The Editorial and Administrative Team
Jessica Sage (@academicjess) is one half of the We the Humanities founders. She completed her PhD in constructions of childhood at the Centre for International Research in Children's Literature, Culture and Media (CIRCL) The University of Reading in 2014. Her work is rooted in archival research and close reading and covers childhood and identity in the nineteenth and twentieth century. Having worked as a sessional lecturer, academic mentor, student recuitment administrator, WEA tutor and literary events organiser whilst studying part-time for her PhD she is now taking up a KTP Research Associateship at Seven Stories (the national centre for children's literature) and Newcastle University.
Krissie West (@krisreadsbooks) is the other half of We the Humanities founding partnership. She is currently a PhD researcher (final year) at the University of Reading, working on constructions of childhood in the Transcendentalist movement. Her areas of interest include American literature, children’s literature, 19th century and critical theory. She is looking forward to giving a paper on Emerson and Twitter at the American Literature Association conference in Boston this summer. Krissie is fascinated by storytelling, and works as a storytelling consultant and blogger in her increasingly minimal spare time.
Abigail Robertson - Handover Administrator - is currently a Ph.D student in Medieval Studies at the University of New Mexico whose research interests revolve around the role gender and “nationality” play within interpersonal and structural secular and religious dynamics in the Anglo-Saxon and greater medieval worlds and how writings concerning these bodies create a broader narrative. Additionally, Abigail is interested in the representation of relics and martyrdom in hagiography as well as role of women in Middle Scots narratives such as The Bruce and The Wallace. Abigail is also vlogger for jobs.co.uk and serves as the digital media officer of her university’s Medieval Studies Student Association. She tweets about life, research, and the Ph.D experience @AGRobertson.
Ruth Allen - Handover Administrator - is a PhD researcher in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her thesis looks at mythological imagery on engraved Roman gemstones, with a particular focus on adornment and the self-fashioning of identity. More broadly, her research interests include Greek and Roman art, particularly of the Roman Imperial period; materiality and material culture; museums and collecting; intersections between classical and contemporary art. She blogs at tumblr.com/blog/ancientedges and tweets @RuthMAllen.
Camilla Ulleland Hoel - Blog Editor - completed her PhD, on perceptions of authority in unfinished serial narratives, at the University of Edinburgh in 2012, and is currently working as an associate professor of English in Norway. Her research interests include science fiction, Sherlock Holmes, Victoriana, unfinished narratives, and literary theory in all shapes and guises. She is currently working on an article about the spiritualist attempt to provide a completion to Charles Dickens’ unfinished The Mystery of Edwin Drood. For more on her academic activity, see here. She blogs at www.circumlocuted.com and tweets @camilla_hoel
Paulette Vincent-Ruiz - Blog Editor - #MADE IN MEXICO. Chemical Engineer now Learning Scientist in the making. I'm a second-year doctoral student in the Learning Sciences and Policy Ph.D. program at the University of Pittsburgh. I study the interplay of power structures and scientific knowledge. The goal of my research project is to find the critical factors that influence the development of the necessary knowledge and motivation to pursue a science or science-informed career by the end of middle school with an emphasis on gender equity. I also blog Biomolbioanco about Public Understanding of Science and at “Confessions of a Learning Scientist” on how to survive the Ph.D. Follow me @pinkyprincess on twitter.