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Hair publications

In 2007, I got my PhD from the University of Reading for a thesis called ‘Reading Hair Queer’. Some of it has been published or adapted as follows:

‘The construction of hirsuitism and its controlling and disabling manifestations’. In Karín Lesnik Oberstein, ed. Rethinking Disability Theory and Practice: Challenging Essentialism.  Palgrave, 2015, pp. 37-53. [Chapter]

Patrolling of the cultural borders of the body: Is hair a second skin?’ Textile. Issue 10.3, 2012, pp. 262-275. [Essay]

Elizabeth Siddal’s Hair: A Methodology for Queer Reading’. Women: A Cultural Review,    22:4, 2011. Pp. 370-386. [Essay]

‘The History of Pubic Hair or Reviewers Responses to Terry Eagleton’s After Theory.’ The Last Taboo: Women & Body Hair. Ed. Karin Lesnik-Oberstein. MUP, 2007, pp. 48-65. [Chapter]

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