Nia Clark

Nia Clark

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Research Title

Self, Mirrors and Others: Voices in the Poetry and Plays of Liz Lochhead

Research Summary

Nia graduated in Scottish Literature and Language with First Class Honours from the University of Glasgow in 2015. She began an MPhil in September that year. Nia’s MPhil research, ‘The Persistence of Self in the work of Three Contemporary Scottish Novelists: Ron Butlin, Janice Galloway and James Robertson’, considers themes of home and belonging, with particular emphasis on the relationship between self and community, the depiction of the self in the domestic sphere, and ultimately the survival of the self.

Nia will begin research for her AHRC-funded PhD, ‘Self, Mirrors and Others: Voices in the Poetry and Plays of Liz Lochhead’ in October 2016. 



  • 2012: The William G Graham Prize
  • 2015: The Neil Munro Medal



  • Co-organiser of the Women Creating Scotland: Creating for Change Conference, Glasgow Women’s Library (August 2018).
  • Connections Conference, University of Glasgow (May 2018).  
  • Research in Practice 2: Creative Engagement with the Material of Others, University of the West of Scotland (May 2018).  
  • Support assistant for the chief organiser, Professor Gerard Carruthers, for the Muriel Spark Centenary Symposium, University of Glasgow (February 2018). 
  • Colour in Cloth Workshops, in collaboration with Shirley McLauchlan (Lecturer in Textiles at ECA) and Dr Daphne Loads (Academic Developer at the University of Edinburgh), University of Edinburgh in association with Pasold Research Fund (11th April 2017).  
  • In June 2015, Nia worked with Professor Mary Ellis Gibson (English Literature, University of Glasgow) on a four-week research placement, ‘Tracing the Historical through the Digital: John Leyden, the Borders of Scotland and Global Networks’. 

Additional Information

  • Architecture and Design Scotland, SGSAH-funded internship (September-December 2018)
  • Lead Editor, eSharp (issue 24) and The Kelvingrove Review (issue 15).
  • Sub-editor, Poetic Politics: A Selection of Contemporary Scottish Political Poetry