Hi there! My name is Bel and I love working on a new project!
I’m an anthropologist with a specific interest in profiling tactics that target minority groups. In 2014, I received my PhD from the University of Hull for my dissertation on ethical decisionmaking around local authority caravan site provision for Travellers in England. My research interrogates how racial stereotypes interact with policy and media discourses and as a campaigner, I work with others to organise events and campaigns.
In 2013, collaborating with a fantastic team, I was able to bring all of my skills and interests together to organise the very first Returning the Gaze conference as well as co-found the European Race and Imagery Foundation (ERIF). Following the first conference, I have continued to oversee the progress of research and campaign projects within ERIF.
Meanwhile, I continue to conduct my own independent research in the fields of social policy, culture and media. Additionally, I offer workshops to promote critical media literacy skills and short talks on the power of discourse through radicalised visual culture.