Plenary Panel Announcement: Postgraduate Welfare

One month to go!

Happy May Day from a very sunny Stratford! The Morris dancers are out in force and the town is buzzing, which has the BritGrad committee in the mood to make a very special announcement.

We are a conference run by postgraduates for postgraduates and we have the academic experience in mind when we are planning every detail of the conference. This is why we wanted to put a spotlight on postgraduate welfare with a panel of academics and support officers speaking on issues which effect academics at every career level. Without much further ado, here’s the speakers who will make up this year’s welfare panel:

Dr Sonia Suman is the Welfare Tutor for the University of Birmingham’s School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies. Sonia completed her PhD thesis in the early modern history play and early modern theories of the senses.

Dr Charlotte Mathieson is a Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature in the School of English and Languages at the University of Surrey. She is also Chair of the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association UK & Ireland, and co-covenes the Transport and Mobility History Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, London. Charlotte has also worked on early career researcher support for several years and much of her work is available on her website.

Dr José A. Pérez Díez is a Research Fellow at the School of English of the University of Leeds. José undertook his PhD at the Shakespeare Institute, where he completed the first modern-spelling critical edition of Love’s Cure, or The Martial Maid by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger. José will also be attending the conference as a solo plenary speaker, and we are delighted to also have him join the welfare panel.

The BritGrad committee are particularly excited to be initiating a welfare panel for the first time this year. More information on how to register for BritGrad can be found here on our blog.

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