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Kath Bassett

Kath Bassett
Name
Kath Bassett
Title
Organisation
Sociology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh UK
Telephone
+44 (0) 749 867 3281
E-Mail
Research Interests
Digital Sociology, Locative Media, Mobilities, Affect and Emotions, Qualitative Research, Space and Place, New Media Ontologies, Power and Subjectivation, Resistance, Algorithmic Culture, Queer Theory
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/sociology/kath_bassett

PhD Title

The (Digitally Augmented ) World of Harry Potter: Mediated Pop-Culture Tourism and Locative Gaming in Edinburgh

Supervisors: Dr. Kate Orton-Johnson & Dr. Karen Gregory

Education

University of York /​/ MA Social Research
October 2013 - January 2015, York, England, UK
Dissertation title: ‘Refashioning ‘Rugged Individualism’: Trauma Work and Power in the Re-Entry Therapeutic Encounter'
Supervisor: Dr. Nik Brown

Pacific University /​/ BA Sociology & Gender and Sexuality Studies
August 2008 - September 2012, Forest Grove, Oregon, US
Thesis title: Masculinity and Intimacy Beyond the University Campus
Capstone title: Afro-Trinidadian Masculinity in the Context of Family and Community
Supervisor: Dr. Jaye Cee Whitehead

Publications

Journal Articles
WHITEHEAD, J.C., BASSETT, K., FRANCHINI, L. and IACOLUCCI, M. (2015) ‘The Proof is in the Pudding’: How Mental Health Practitioners View the Power of ‘Sex Hormones’ in the Process of Transition. Feminist Studies, 41(3): 623-650.

Forthcoming
BASSETT, K. (2018) Book Review: Metagaming. New Media and Society. (Submitted for publication)

Research Experience

Universite de Neuchatel /​ Transcriber
November 2017 - Present, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Project: ‘(En)countering everyday otherness: gendered responses to boundaries among immigrant descendants’ (National Center of Competence in Research -- The Migration/Mobility Nexus, Dr. Carolin Fischer & Dr. Joanna Menet)

Direct Action Partners /​Field Interviewer & Voter Data Manager
July 2017 - August 2017, Portland, Oregon, US
Project: ‘Multnomah County Soda Tax Initiative’ survey (Move Forward Multnomah)

PSU Survey Research Lab /​ Survey Interviewer & Data Entry Manager
April 2016 - August 2017, Portland, Oregon, US
Projects: 1) ‘Adolescent Gambling Prevalence’ study (State of Oregon, Oregon Council on Problem Gambling); 2) ‘Roseburg Distracted Driving’ study (State of Oregon, Oregon Department of Transportation), 3) ‘2016 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’ study (State of Oregon, Oregon Department of Transportation); 4) ‘Food Generators’ study (City of Portland, Sustainability at Work, Business Compost Program); 5) ‘Winter 2016 Portland Parks’ intercept survey (City of Portland, Portland Parks and Recreation); 6) ‘Mineta Transportation’ study (Mineta Transportation Institute); 7) ‘Oregon Coast Values and Uses’ study (Portland State University); 8) ‘Spring 2017 Portland Parks’ intercept survey (City of Portland, Portland Parks and Recreation); 9) ‘2017 Portland Parks and Recreation’ study (City of Portland, Portland Parks and Recreation); 10) ‘Port Orford Demographic & Income’ survey (City of Port Orford); 11) ‘Head-Start Parent’ study (Mount Hood Community College, Head Start Program); 12) ‘Union City Demographic & Income’ survey (City of Union); 13) ‘2017 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’ study (State of Oregon, Oregon Department of Transportation); 14) ‘South Sherman Fire & Rescue District Community Demographic & Income’ survey (City of Sherman); 15) ‘Summer 2017 Portland Parks’ intercept survey (City of Portland, Portland Parks and Recreation); 16) ‘Food Use and Waste’ Study (National Resource Defense Council, PSU’s Community and Environmental Services); and 17) ‘Senior Citizens and Climate Change’ study (National Center for Atmospheric Research, Arizona State University, The City of Houston Texas, The City of Phoenix Arizona and the City of Los Angeles California)

University of Utah / ​Field Interviewer
May 2017, Hillsboro, Oregon, US
Project: ‘Trip and Parking Generation’ intercept survey at Orenco Station (Department of City and Metropolitan Planning, Dr. Reid Ewing)

Summa Institute /​Education Research Intern
October 2014 - April 2015, Portland, Oregon, US
Project: ‘Parents as Partners’ program evaluation (Dr. Josette Luvmour)

University of York /​ Transcriber
November 2013 - December 2013, York, England, UK
Project: ‘The Europeanisation of Everyday Life’ study (Department of Sociology, Dr. Laurie Hanquinet)

Pacific University /​Field Assistant & Interview Transcriber
August 2012- May 2013, Forest Grove, Oregon, US
Projects: ‘Portland Swingers Club’ study (Department of Sociology, Dmitriy Maslenitsyn, MA) & ‘Female Experiences of On-Campus Dating’ study (Department of Sociology, Lincoln Weaver, BA)

Pacific University /​Research Assistant
August 2010 - August 2012, Forest Grove, Oregon, US
Project: ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ project (Department of Sociology, Dr. Jaye Cee Whitehead)

Teaching Experience

University of Edinburgh / Marking Assistant
March 2018-Present, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Courses: Digital Culture (SCIL 10079)

Pacific University​ / Adjunct Lecturer of Sociology
January 2015 - May 2017, Forest Grove, Oregon, US
Courses: Social Problems (SOC 102), Inequality in America (SOC 155) and Internet & Society (SOC 255)

Pacific University /​ Substitute Lecturer of Sociology
November 2011 - November 2014, Forest Grove, Oregon, US
Courses: Social Problems (SOC 102), Gender & Sexulaity (SOC 217) and Social Theory (SOC 414)

Forest Grove Community School / ​Tutor
September 2012 - June 2013, Forest Grove, Oregon, US

Pacific University /​Mentor
August 2010 - May 2012, Forest Grove, Oregon, US
Courses: First Year Seminar (HUM 122) & Intro to Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS 201)

Other Experience

University of Edinburgh / Digital Sociology Blog Manager & Content Administrator
February 2018- Present, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Digital Sociology Blog

Conference Presentations

  • BASSETT, K. (2018) The (Digitally Augmented) World of Harry Potter in Edinburgh: Methodological Considerations for Researching Mediated Pop-Culture Tourism and Mobile, Location-Based Gaming [themed session].  New Directions 2018 Annual Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
  • BASSETT, K. (2018) Out of the living room and onto the streets: A sociological reflection on the media attention surrounding the release of Pokemon Go [themed session]. British Sociological Association 2018 Annual Meeting, Newcastle, England, UK. (Upcoming)
  • BASSETT, K. (2015) Refashioning ‘Rugged Individualism’: Trauma work and Power in the Re-Entry Therapeutic Encounter [themed session]. Pacific Sociological Association 2015 Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, US.
  • BASSETT, K. (2014) Emotion Work in the Therapeutic Encounter between Mental Health Practitioners and Individuals Transitioning out of Prison [themed session], Access and Opportunity Postgraduate Conference, York, England, UK.
  • BASSETT, K. (2014) The ‘Therapeutic Container’: Trauma and Emotion Management in the Therapeutic Encounter between Mental Health Practitioners and Individuals Transitioning out of Prison [themed session]. British Sociological Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Leeds, England, UK.
  • BASSETT, K. and MASLENITSYN, D. (2013) Gender Performativity, Emotions, and Normative Power in the Trans-Clinical Encounter [themed session]. The Fifth Christina Conference on Gender Studies; Feminist Thought—Politics of Concepts, Helsinki, Finland.
  • WHITEHEAD, J.C., BASSETT, K., DAHL, R. and MASLENITSYN, D. (2012) ‘Transition is the Hero’s Journey’: Trans Emotional Narratives in the Process of Gender Transition [poster session]. Pacific University Undergraduate Research Conference Forest Grove, OR, US.
  • WHITEHEAD, J.C., BASSETT, K., DAHL, R. and MASLENITSYN, D. (2012) ‘Transition is the Hero’s Journey’: Trans Emotional Narratives in the Process of Gender Transition [regular session]. Pacific University Summer Research Conference, Forest Grove, OR, US.
  • WHITEHEAD, J.C., BASSETT, K., DAHL, R. and MASLENITSYN, D. (2012) Just Fit in or Subvert the Norm? Considering Gender Norm Resocialization in the Clinical Encounter Between Professional Counselors and Transgender Clients [themed session]. Pacific Sociological Association 2012 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, US.
  • WHITEHEAD, J.C., BASSETT, K., DAHL, R. and MASLENITSYN, D. (2011) Just Fit in or Subvert the Norm? Considering Gender Norm Resocialization in the Clinical Encounter Between Professional Counselors and Transgender Clients [poster session]. Pacific University Undergraduate Conference. Forest Grove, OR, US.
  • WHITEHEAD, J.C., BASSETT, K., DAHL, R. and MASLENITSYN, D. (2011) Mental Health Practitioners as Agents of Gender Re-socialization [regular session]. Pacific University Summer Research Conference. Forest Grove, OR, US.
  • WHITEHEAD, J.C., BASSETT, K., FRANCHINI, L. and IACOLUCCI, M. (2011) ‘Gender Prophets’: ​Clinical practitioners and hormones in the process of diagnosing and restoring fragmented gender identities [themed session]. Pacific Sociological Association 2011 Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, US.

University Service

University of Edinburgh Sociology Department​ / PhD Representative
September 2017-Present, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

University of York Sociology Department​ / MA Board of Studies Representative
October 2012- June 2013, York, England, UK

Pacific University Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies /​ BA Curriculum Committee Representative
August 2010 - May 2012, Forest Grove, OR, US

Pacific University Sociology Department / ​BA Student Liaison
February 2009 - May 2012, Forest Grove, Oregon, US

Pacific University Rainbow Coalition /​ Vice President & Safe Space Coordinator
August 2008 - May 2012, Forest Grove, Oregon, US

Honors & Awards

Mary Fehrs Award in Gender & Sexuality Studies ​/ Pacific University / 2012
Max Weber Protestant Work Ethic Award​ / Pacific University / 2011

Grants & Scholarships

PhD Research Support Grant​ / University of Edinburgh / 2018 
Overseas Student Scholarship ​/ University of York / 2013-2014
Pacesetters Scholarship /​Pacific University / 2008-2012
Pacific Community Grant/​Pacific University / 2008-2012
Presidential Scholarship /​Pacific University/ 2008-2012

Affiliations 

British Sociological Association ⬦ Pacific Northwest Sociological Association ⬦ Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society

Curriculum Vitae

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