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 use creative methods 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. (2021, October). Children's Biographies in the Nonfiction Renaissance: Analysing the relationship between readers' responses, the pedagogic and the aesthetic. [Conference Paper]. IRSCL 2021 Conference, Santiago, Chile (online).
Couceiro, L. (2021, September). Sexual Education, Sexual Pleasure and Sexual Violence: A case for considering how queer theory can aid understandings of the hidden inequalities and challenges faced by individuals with learning disabilities. [Conference Paper]. ESA 2021 Conference, Barcelona, Spain (online).
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 (online).
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