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Aoife Sadlier

Ms Aoife Sadlier

Former student

Project Title: Women Dancing on the Edge of Time: Reframing female (a)sexualities through Zorbitality

End date: 1/04/2017


Research interests

My key research interests lie in the domains of feminism/postfeminism, embodiment and sexuality.  My research draws on previous training in Psychosocial Studies, whereby my work traverses critical Psychology, Sociology, Psychoanalytic insights, feminist theory (in particular the work of Iris Marian Young) and poststructuralism (especially the work of Judith Butler).  My methodological interests lie in phenomenological qualitative research, especially collective biography and memory work.  In addition, I have a keen interest in the utilisation of visual methods, in particular (i) photo-elicitation (using photos as a stimulus for discussion) and photo-production (creating images as part of the research process, as well as (ii) the usage of media images as tools for discussion, within a discourse analysis framework.

My PhD research interrogates the junctures and disjunctures between disursive representations and women's engagements with asexualities throughout their life spans.  The methodology draws on: (i) a genealogy of female asexualities from 3000 years ago to the present, (ii) my personal diaries and creative writing, and (iii) collective biography work with two groups of women, which will incorporate photo-production techniques (the participants will capture images of objects, spaces/places and people that make them aware of their sexualities).  


Research interests

For a list of my current research outputs please vist my staff profile

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