SPERI has launched a new postgraduate research programme that will focus on the political economy of the Weinstein scandal.
PREPPE – the Postgraduate Research Experience Programme in Political Economy – offers opportunities for students on the SPERI-affiliated MA in Global Political Economy to participate in a new research project, in the context of an on-going commitment to research-led learning.
The scheme, which will run between June –September 2018, presents a unique opportunity for students to work with academics at SPERI to co-produce and contribute to a political economy research project
This year the PREPPE project will focus on the political economy of the Weinstein scandal — the exposure of systematic sexual harassment and assault by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein which gave rise to the #MeToo movement and a vital public dialogue about sexual and gender politics.
Today we had our first meeting of PREPPE (an awesome program started by @liamstanley) at @SPERIshefuni. @ellie_gore @liamstanley and I are working with four talented MA students this summer to write an article about #feminist #politicaleconomy of the #Weinsteinscandal. Exciting! pic.twitter.com/FidNxqxpZR
— Genevieve LeBaron (@GLeBaron) June 19, 2018
The project is led by Dr. Liam Stanley, Dr. Ellie Gore, and Prof. Genevieve LeBaron. The small team of MA students involved in the project will work with Liam, Ellie and Genevieve with the goal of co-authoring publications that will lead to a peer-reviewed academic journal.