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Cork Discovers PubhD: Feminism in Porn, Trauma and Music, and Contamination of Food

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for some research in the pub!

PubhD is a  free, monthly event that targeted at the general public, allowing researchers from any discipline, to share their work in ten-minute laid back talks (no PowerPoint), followed by some friendly questions and answers.

Our first event of the new academic year will be at the Cork Discovers European Researchers Night event, this Friday, the 27th September 2019 at 7 PM. The event takes places in Aras na Mac Leinn on UCC Campus.

We have three speakers on the night, and have something for everyone!

Feminism and Ethics in Porn

Having been influenced by the delights of Eurotrash as a teenager, Caroline West went on to gain an MA in Sexuality studies and is now is finishing up her Ph.D. looking at the experiences of women working in the porn industry, and how feminism looks at those experiences. Her research also looks at the relationship between power, sex, and knowledge and how ethical porn research really is.

Relationships with Music: A Trust-Building process

Our second researcher is Jodi Mathieu, from Gloucester, Massachusetts (about an hour north of Boston) and carried out her research in Music Studies @ UCC. Her research primarily focuses on the intuitive relationships people form with music through traumatic experiences. Her focus group is Generation X’s American Latchkey Children, those born between 1960 and 1980. Generation X has been named the least nurtured, and least supported generation of all US history, with 43% of children facing parental/caregiver absenteeism before and after school. Children age 3-16 were at home for many hours by themselves every day for many years; this chronic lack of guidance or connection was traumatic. She seeks to explore how music became a trusted-other that served as a replacement guidance tool for Latchkey Children.

Can Cleaning Cause Contamination?

The cleaning processes used in the food industry, are vital in the production of micro-biologically safe products for human consumption. The question remains, however, is there potential for the introduction of new contaminants of a chemical nature?

Billy McCarthy, a 3rd year Ph.D. student, studies one of these contaminants, chlorate, which can impact the blood and the thyroid. He hopes to gain a better understanding of why chlorate gets into food and develop ways to ensure food safety.

If you are interested in being one of our guest speakers for a future imply fill out the below form. Alternatively, if you want to speak at one of our other events (generally the first Thursday of every month), tick the relevant dates, you would be available to speak. Everyone is encouraged to speak (undergrad, masters, Ph.D., post-docs, research officer (anyone who is researching anything would like to share it)).

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfb5mebTQdW0VR0ZUiL7RESM8yhXdjgGrxEWjUBFJ-QIa1DQ/viewform

More information can be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook. As always, if you have any queries pop us a message!

For a look at our previous events, you can find us on YouTube. Don’t forget to click into our event on Facebook!

We hope to see you there and hear some research that’s going on, over a pint!

As always any questions, get in touch!

Details

Date:
September 27
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2509765029075734/

Organisers

PubhD Cork
Cork Discovers

Venue

UCC New Bar
UCC Aras na Mac Leinn
Cork, County Cork T12 K8AF Ireland
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Website:
https://www.ucc.ie/en/anml/retail/new-bar/