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Power Control Reading Group – Bath Spa University

Power:Control is a monthly postgraduate virtual reading group, exploring cultural and social power dynamics and systemic issues of control.

The Power:Control reading group provides a friendly monthly session for Bath Spa PhDs, and anyone else interested in discussing the topics of power and control, in an informal setting. We use this space to consider how such issues relate to our own research and we promote critical thinking and confident articulation of viewpoints in a relaxed environment.

Different members 'host' each time by selecting a text (e.g. article/essay/podcast) for discussion with the group. The sessions take place virtually, via Google Hangouts.

Members come from a wide range of academic fields and interests; from Museum Studies to Creative Writing, Education, Sociology and Music. We welcome the breadth of perspectives and approaches that such an eclectic group brings.


Jillian Sutherland

Jillian’s PhD research focuses on the relationship between curatorship and audience engagement in 'small' museums in the South West of England, bringing together museum curatorial practice and scholarship. Her work adopts an interdisciplinary, mixed-methods approach, falling across the Social Sciences, Art History, Museum Studies and Heritage Studies. 


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