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Mr Ben Colliver

Research project: Transforming the landscape of hate: An exploration of 'everyday' and 'mundane' transphobic hate crime

Abstract

Due to growing legislation and a rise in academic attention, transphobic hate crime has developed into a contemporary social, legal and political issue. Current hate crime paradigms result in ‘everyday' and ‘mundane' experiences of transphobic hate crime being overshadowed in order to highlight the consequences of extreme and violent incidents. This paper will obtain data by conducting online surveys, face to face semi-structured interviews and a discourse analysis of comments posted on YouTube in response to videos exploring 'Gender Neutral Toilets' in order to explore the pervasive and everyday experiences of transgender individuals who encounter abuse and hate crime. With a strong focus on the ‘everyday' and ‘mundane' experiences, the lived reality of experiencing low level, frequent abuse will be explored.

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Transforming the landscape of hate: An exploration of 'everyday' and 'mundane' transphobic hate crime
  • Other research supervisor: Dr Joanna Jamel

Biography

I have worked in a number of positions for a leading Equality and Diversity organisation based in South East London working with young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and those who do not identify within traditional sexual or gender norms.

I completed my Bachelors degree is Criminal Justice and Legal Studies at Greenwich University and my Masters degree in Criminology and Social Research Methods at London Southbank University.

Since beginning my PhD I have gained some teaching experience across a range of modules within the social sciences.

Areas of research interest

  • Hate crime
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Digital research methods
  • Discourse analysis
  • Queer theory

Qualifications

  • MSc Criminology & Social Research Methods, London Southbank University
  • BSc Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, Greenwich University
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