Research title: Exploring Children’s Responses to and Engagement with Feminist Biographical Illustrated Books
My PhD research explores children's responses to and engagement with collective biographies that present accounts of women's lives and achievements throughout history. Taking a participatory approach, I draw upon creative methodologies to explore children's engagement with the literature. The project promises high potential significance amongst scholars, teachers, youth workers, related practitioners and parents/carers looking to explore meaningful pedagogical tools to address gender-related topics with young people.
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Pathway Studentship (1+3)
Couceiro, L. (2020, October). "Fantastically Great Women" and "Rebel Girls": Do children's biographies about women inspire or responsibilize young girls in their conceptions of girlhood? [Conference Paper] Conceptions of Girlhood Now and Then: "Girls' Literature" and Beyond, Linnæus University, Sweden.
Couceiro, L. (2020, August). Why Legislative Change is Not Enough: Critical discourse analysis of news reporting surrounding Scotland’s LGBTI inclusive education [Ignite Talk: 20 slides in 5 minutes]. ECER 2020 Conference, University of Glasgow, Scotland. (Conference cancelled due to Covid-19).
I gained my Certificate in Teaching English to Adults (University of Cambridge: ESOL Examinations) in 2011 and have taught in Australia, China and the UK. I also have significant experience working within children's private education, in both managerial and tutoring roles.
MRes Sociology & Research Methods (Distinction)
University of Glasgow
MA Gender, Society & Representation (Distinction)
BA English Language & Literature (First-Class Honours)
King's College London