School of Social and Political Science

Eva Duncanson

Job Title

PhD title: Women and Non-Binary Twitch Streamers and their Viewers

Research interests



  • Politics MA, 2014-2018, University of Edinburgh
  • Sociology MScR, 2018-2019, University of Edinburgh
  • Sociology PhD, 2019-current, University of Edinburgh


My PhD involves examines Twitch streaming, analysing the ways in which women and non-binary streamers interact with their 'chat' or audience. I will discuss how communities and friendships are built on the platform and how boundaries are implemented. This research takes a feminist approach to understanding how gender impacts relationships on Twitch as well as the gendered expectations placed upon and internalised by streamers. 



I currently work as a research assistant on several funded projects covering care homes, sexual and reproductive health, and HIV health care. 

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