Past Events

PhD Toolkit – Being a Writer

DRN Events – Shelley Angelie Saggar

  • 22 April 2021
  • 2:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Online Event

This is an event for DRN members only. You can find out more about the network here.

The second session of our PhD Toolkit series will explore network members' relationship with writing and their identities as writers. It will serve both as a practical workshop offering advice and support to improve writing style, as well as a place to reflect upon writing as subjective and political. This workshop will touch on issues such as clarity of communication, consideration of audience and purpose, and the positionality of the writer/researcher. It will also consider the day to day of writing, exploring writing routines and practices.

This event is part of the DRN PhD Toolkit series which runs parallel to the British Art History in Practice series.

About the speaker

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    Shelley Angelie Saggar is a CHASE funded PhD researcher and museum worker based in the School of English at the University of Kent. Her project examines contestations and reclamations of the museum in Indigenous literature and film from North America and Aotearoa/New Zealand. She also works as a collections researcher at the Science Museum, where her work focuses on designing protocols for the appropriate care and management of sacred, secret and culturally sensitive items in the historical medical collections. She is the founder of The Decolonial Dictionary and can be found on Twitter @j4lebi.