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The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience and New Care Optics (2021)
Journal Article
Kulpa, R., & Ludwin, K. (2021). The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience and New Care Optics. interalia: a journal of queer studies, 16, 82-94. https://doi.org/10.51897/interalia/rgrq6813

In this article, we call for greater recognition of friendship as a basic social relation that should play a pivotal role in re-imagining social resilience if it is to be future-proof in the face of social upheaval, such as the current pandemic. Draw... Read More about The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience and New Care Optics.

Queer Politics of post-Enlightenment: Beyond the Horizon of the Present (2021)
Journal Article
Kulpa, R. (2021). Queer Politics of post-Enlightenment: Beyond the Horizon of the Present. Hungarian Studies Review, 48(2), 199-208. https://doi.org/10.5325/hungarianstud.48.2.0199

This essay reflects on queer politics in Central and Eastern European (CEE) through the examples of Poland and Hungary using the Derridean concept of “supplement” to expose the inherently unstable and somewhat queer nature of populist nationalisms. I... Read More about Queer Politics of post-Enlightenment: Beyond the Horizon of the Present.

Bleeding Free – advocacy and activism in the production of a student led documentary on period poverty and menstrual health education (2021)
Presentation / Conference
MacLeod, K. (2021, October). Bleeding Free – advocacy and activism in the production of a student led documentary on period poverty and menstrual health education. Paper presented at Menstruation in the Media (in collaboration with Menstruation Research Network), Sheffield Halam University

This paper will discuss the a university produced social impact documentary, Bleeding Free, produced by an advocacy and impact collective, Bleedin Saor . The collective (meaning Bleeding Free in Scots & Gaelic) aimed to increase access to period prod... Read More about Bleeding Free – advocacy and activism in the production of a student led documentary on period poverty and menstrual health education.

Bleeding Free (2021)
Exhibition / Performance
MacLeod, K. Bleeding Free. [Digital video]. Exhibited at Hobnobben Film Festival, Hobnobben, USA. 15 October 2021 - 17 April 2022. (Unpublished)

Screening of documentary film, Bleeding Free at Hobnobben Film Festival, 2021. https://cinemacenter.org/hobnobben-2021-films/bleeding-free

The Pacific Community Filmmaking Consortium – Doing Impact and Engagement during a global pandemic (2021)
Presentation / Conference
MacLeod, K. (2021, July). The Pacific Community Filmmaking Consortium – Doing Impact and Engagement during a global pandemic. Paper presented at 2021 MPE/MeCCSA Practice Network Symposium, Solent University, Southampton

The presentation will discuss initial reflections on a UKRI funded impact and engagement project in the Pacific, aimed at addressing community based and participatory media production as a development methodology to tackle gender inequality and speci... Read More about The Pacific Community Filmmaking Consortium – Doing Impact and Engagement during a global pandemic.

Bleeding Free (2021)
Digital Artefact
MacLeod, K., Morgan, L., & Cochrane, R. (2021). Bleeding Free. [Digital video]

A documentary film about period poverty and menstrual health. The film focuses on the importance of free access to period products and how this improves the life chances for women and girls, especially in relation to education but also for gender equ... Read More about Bleeding Free.

KUSWA: a case study of indigenous participatory filmmaking addressing gender violence and sorcery accusations, Papua New Guinea (2021)
Report
Crook, T., Fufurefa, E., Hukula, F., MacLeod, K., Munau, L., Sar, L., & Strong, T. (2021). KUSWA: a case study of indigenous participatory filmmaking addressing gender violence and sorcery accusations, Papua New Guinea. AHRC & ESRC

Case study produced for AHRC/ESRC project addressing indigenous engagement in research practice. Case study discusses community filmmaking within context of KUSWA organisation in Goroka, Papua New Guinea and its use as a strand in combatting gender b... Read More about KUSWA: a case study of indigenous participatory filmmaking addressing gender violence and sorcery accusations, Papua New Guinea.

The Pacific Community Filmmaking Consortium – Doing Impact and Engagement during a global pandemic (2021)
Presentation / Conference
MacLeod, K. (2021, March). The Pacific Community Filmmaking Consortium – Doing Impact and Engagement during a global pandemic. Paper presented at MPE/MeCCSA Practice Network Symposium 2021, Bournemouth University

The presentation will discuss initial reflections on a UKRI funded impact and engagement project in the Pacific, aimed at addressing community based and participatory media production as a development methodology to tackle gender inequality and speci... Read More about The Pacific Community Filmmaking Consortium – Doing Impact and Engagement during a global pandemic.

Challenges of Self-Presentation and Athlete Branding Among Saudi Female Exercisers: An Auto-ethnography of a Muslim Saudi Personal Trainer Instagram User (2021)
Journal Article
Basabain, W., Macleod, K., Westbury, T., & Qutub, A. (2021). Challenges of Self-Presentation and Athlete Branding Among Saudi Female Exercisers: An Auto-ethnography of a Muslim Saudi Personal Trainer Instagram User. Asian Social Science, 17(3), 9-30. https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v17n3p9

Some athletes have attracted millions of audiences, even if being namely recognised. Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar JR., and David Beckham have the most Instagram followers on a global scale. Online Social Networks (OSN) allows users to establish their pr... Read More about Challenges of Self-Presentation and Athlete Branding Among Saudi Female Exercisers: An Auto-ethnography of a Muslim Saudi Personal Trainer Instagram User.

Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK (2021)
Journal Article
Hanson, C. L., Neubeck, L., Kyle, R. G., Brown, N., Gallagher, R., Clark, R. A., …Dawkes, S. (2021). Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041700

Physical activity referral schemes (PARS) are implemented internationally to increase physical activity (PA) but evidence of effectiveness for population subgroups is equivocal. We examined gender differences for a Scottish PARS. This mixed-method, c... Read More about Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK.

A mixed method, embedded approach to exploring participation in an exercise referral scheme (2020)
Journal Article
Hanson L., C., & Dawkes, S. (2020). A mixed method, embedded approach to exploring participation in an exercise referral scheme. Sage Research Methods Cases, https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529741001

The case aims to highlight the potential of using a mixed methods embedded design to understand the effects of an intervention and provide greater understanding of how participant circumstances influence engagement. This case derives from larger a Bu... Read More about A mixed method, embedded approach to exploring participation in an exercise referral scheme.

Pacific Community Filmmaking Consortium (2020)
Digital Artefact
MacLeod, K., Sar, L., Crook, T., Ryle, J., Boodoosingh, R., & Montgomery, N. (2020). Pacific Community Filmmaking Consortium. [Website including Video content]

A website showcasing the work of filmmakers, known as The Pacific Filmmaking Consortium. Consolidating this network of filmmakers, funding a slate of films and distributing their work has been the key work of this project. Due to Covid 19 there was l... Read More about Pacific Community Filmmaking Consortium.

Film4Gender - Online Launch (2020)
Exhibition / Performance
MacLeod, K., Ryle, J., Crook, T., Sar, L., & Boodoosingh, R. Film4Gender - Online Launch. [Online event]. 1 December 2020. (Unpublished)

Online launch of the Film4Gender films by the Pacific Community Filmmaking Consortium. Event to bring together the consortium filmmakers, shared discussion of the films, with Q&A. Public& international event, including participants from some of the... Read More about Film4Gender - Online Launch.

Pacific Community Filmmaking Consortium: Film4Gender (2020)
Other
MacLeod, K. (2020). Pacific Community Filmmaking Consortium: Film4Gender. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCay9m0ScfbKBOViR4GpIbvA

A Collection of Short community based films (1hour 25 mins) by Pacific Filmmakers focused on gender, gender based violence and local responses to the Covid -19 pandemic. The films were produced during 2020 by Pacific filmmakers from 7 countries - Pa... Read More about Pacific Community Filmmaking Consortium: Film4Gender.

Antisemitism and Homophobia in Polish Liberal Discourses: The Cultural Logic of Comparison and a Proposal for Intersectionality (2020)
Book Chapter
Kulpa, R. (2020). Antisemitism and Homophobia in Polish Liberal Discourses: The Cultural Logic of Comparison and a Proposal for Intersectionality. In M. van den Berg, & M. Derks (Eds.), Public Discourses About Homosexuality and Religion in Europe and Beyond (147-169). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56326-4_7

This chapter examines the discursive mechanism of drawing comparisons between antisemitism and homophobia in Polish (Catholic) culture that were popular among the left and liberal opinion makers in the mid/late 2000s. It questions the problematic nat... Read More about Antisemitism and Homophobia in Polish Liberal Discourses: The Cultural Logic of Comparison and a Proposal for Intersectionality.

Discrimination Against Transgender Employees and Jobseekers (2020)
Book Chapter
McFadden, C. (2020). Discrimination Against Transgender Employees and Jobseekers. In Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics (1-14). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57365-6_35-1

Discrimination against transgender employees and jobseekers is widely reported in multiple contexts. However, there is relative lack of literature on the experiences, extent, scope, and magnitude of anti-transgender discrimination. This chapter bring... Read More about Discrimination Against Transgender Employees and Jobseekers.

The Bloody Big Project - Tackling Period Poverty with Design (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Cochrane, R. (2020, March). The Bloody Big Project - Tackling Period Poverty with Design. Presented at Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2020, Edinburgh

The Bloody Big Project used Design Thinking to tackle Period Poverty. In collaboration with Industry Partners, Hey Girls and Wire Media, Edinburgh Napier University created a range of work based learning opportunities for students to respond to the S... Read More about The Bloody Big Project - Tackling Period Poverty with Design.

Carpenter, Mary (2020)
Book Chapter
Schwan, A. (2020). Carpenter, Mary. In L. Scholl (Ed.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women's Writing. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02721-6_178-1

Nineteenth-century reformer Mary Carpenter (1807–1877) established an international profile as prolific author and public speaker with a focus on educational and penal reform. After initial reluctance, she also supported the women’s suffrage movement... Read More about Carpenter, Mary.

Film4Gender (2019)
Digital Artefact
MacLeod, K., Crook, T., Sar, L., Ryan, J., & Boodoosingh, R. (2019). Film4Gender. [Digital video]

Films made by Pacific Filmmakers, members of Pacific Community Filmmaking consortium. Executive produced by Dr. Kirsten MacLeod. These films, made with the communities they represent, tackle gender based violence and the impact of the covid pandemic... Read More about Film4Gender.

Unlikely hikers? Activism, Instagram, and the queer mobilities of fat hikers, women hiking alone, and hikers of colour (2019)
Journal Article
Stanley, P. (2020). Unlikely hikers? Activism, Instagram, and the queer mobilities of fat hikers, women hiking alone, and hikers of colour. Mobilities, 15(2), 241-256. https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2019.1696038

This paper investigates a nascent, primarily online community of so-called 'unlikely hikers', united in the premise that hiking is good for everyone's mental and physical health and that diversity can and should extend to outdoor spaces including nat... Read More about Unlikely hikers? Activism, Instagram, and the queer mobilities of fat hikers, women hiking alone, and hikers of colour.