About The Project

Silenced Voices is Emma Sheppard’s dissertation, undertaken at Birkbeck, University of London, as a part of her MSc in Gender, Sexuality and Society.

This website will follow the progress of my dissertation, aiming to make the research process as accessible and clear as possible; I’ll be documenting my work, from what I’m reading, to looking for participants, to exploring my knowledge and discoveries. This will enable people to  see where I’m coming from, what I know, and what I hope to gain, and what I hope the particpants and readers will gain as well.

The idea behind this is that emancipatory disability research has to be of benefit to the participants in some way, and I have to be honest about what I’ll get out of it – it’s pretty much in line with feminist reflexivity, but takes it that step further in going “I will change my research if nobody except me gets anything out of it”. The blog will be accessible, and provide a site of contact for people to learn about my research – especially if they then go on to be participants – but also as a point of emancipatory consciousness-raising – a giving back, if you will.


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