Claudia Di Gianfrancesco
In the role of POP Research Assistant (2019-2020), Claudia worked with Kat (PI) and Paul (RF) in sourcing and collating patent data and preparing it for analysis for WP1. She detected and classified underlying discourse and narrative structures and clustering techniques using Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) packages. She worked hard on the development of the POP database of global clothing patents which underpins the project. She contributed to initial analysis of emerging themes as part of WP2 and prepared a number of blog posts which can be found here.
Claudia worked with the POP team for a year between her studies. She has a MA Psychosocial studies from Birkbeck. She is now undertaking a PhD in Psychosocial studies, again at Birkbeck. She has previously worked as a research assistant at Edinburgh Napier University within the School of Applied Sciences. Her interests mainly comprise: feminist and post-human theory, performance studies, critical pedagogy, and Lacanian psychoanalysis.
Claudia remains a Visiting Research Fellow in the Sociology Dept and linked to POP. She will continue to be part of the project at events and workshops in the future.