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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 EH8 9LD
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, Media Tourism, work and labour, digital labour, popular culture, Digital Cultures, Geoweb
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/sociology/kath_bassett

PhD Title: Labouring under the (Digitally Mediated) Harry Potter 'Tourist Gaze'

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.

Reviews
BASSETT, K. (2018) ‘Book Review: Metagaming’. New Media and Society, 20(6): 2226-2228.

Teaching

University of Edinburgh / Teaching Assistant (‘Tutor’) in Sociology
January 2018 - Present, Edinburgh Scotland, UK
Courses: Digital Culture (SCIL 10079); The Sociological Imagination: Individuals & Society (SCIL08004); The Sociological Imagination: Private Troubles & Public Issues (SCIL08005)

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 

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

Digital Sociology Blog

Conference Presentations

  • BASSETT, K (2019) The (Digitally Augmented) World of Harry Potter in Edinbrugh: Methodological Principles for Studying Mediated Popular Culture Tourism in the Age of the Geoweb [themed session]. British Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
  • BASSETT, K (2019) The (Digitally Augmented) World of Harry Potter in Edinbrugh: Methodological Principles for Studying Mediated Popular Culture Tourism in the Age of the Geoweb [themed session]. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2019, Oakland, California, USA.
  • 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.
  • 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-August 2019, 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 / 2019
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 Sociological Association
Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society

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