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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 in Edinburgh: Locally-Distributed Imaginaries, Affective Economies, and Spatial Information Practices in the Context of Mediated Pop-Culture Tourism

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)

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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