Holly J Pike

DSC02749I am a current AHRC funded PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham. I am now in my third year of research and use this blog to share my thoughts, feelings, and experiences of life and work within academia, as well as providing an English language resource on female political imprisonment under Franco. I can regularly be found tweeting @hjpolyglot. My interests include women’s writing, crime, TV procedurals, running, swimming, cycling, singing, and cooking.



My Research

My thesis is a discussion of female corporeal subjectivity within life writing by female political prisoners under Franco. This site also functions as a forum for my research on
prisoner life writing by Spanish women incarcerated between 1936 and 1950. The pages available aim to combat the dearth of information available in English about the prisoners, jails, and experiences of this period. As such, the information on this site aims to provide an introduction to the historical, social, and political issues informing my study. To find out more about my research and for presentations and publications, please also follow me on http://bham.academia.edu/HollyPike.


Other Commitments

cropped-roles20logoAt the University of Birmingham, I am involved in the Roles: A Gender and Sexuality Forum. This forum aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines to share ideas and enter into discussion about research, life, and gender and sexuality. We host regular research seminars as well as an annual conference in May.


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