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Dr Tiffany Page is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Cambridge specialising in social inequalities. Originally from New Zealand, Tiffany completed a BA in Feminist Studies and Psychology, and a MSc in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, at the University of Canterbury. Her dissertation investigated how power operates within a university during organisational change. After graduating Tiffany worked as an organisational change management consultant at Accenture in New Zealand and Singapore. While living in Singapore Tiffany set up businesses in arts and events management and in editorial services, and was a senior consultant responsible for global customer reference programmes at a B2B technology marketing agency.

In 2011 Tiffany came to the UK to undertake a PhD in cultural studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, graduating in 2016. Her research conceptualised vulnerability as an ethical, political and methodological orientation through examining media reports of two asylum seekers who set their bodies on fire. Tiffany was an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, co-convening the MA in Gender, Media and Culture from 2016-2017.

After ongoing activism and case work during her studies, in 2016 Tiffany co-founded The 1752 Group, a research and lobby organisation that works at a national level to address staff-student sexual misconduct in the UK higher education sector. The organisation partners with academics, universities and sector organisations to conduct research and shape new sector practices and guidelines.

Research Interests
Tiffany has a commitment to academic research being connected to positive social change that is located where it matters to individuals and communities, and this informs her research and social change work. As an interdisciplinary researcher, Tiffany’s interests include the areas and intersections of vulnerability, gender inequalities and institutional violence, which span the disciplines of sociology, gender studies, media and cultural studies, and postcolonial studies. Tiffany’s research positions vulnerability as located concept through a postcolonial and feminist lens as a means to consider embodied responses to local and global social issues. New research will explore how the concept of ‘endurance’ can inform studies of vulnerability and approaches to how we understand articulations of power and violence inflicted upon those who continue to persist under conditions of precarity. Tiffany has a strong interest in methods and how vulnerability can make epistemic, methodological and pedagogic interventions.

In relation to gender inequalities in higher education, Tiffany’s current research examines practices, cultures and leadership that produce particular institutional responses to staff sexual misconduct and help to sustain conditions in which forms of gender based and sexual violence occur. These activities are highly collaborative and engage The 1752 Group and academics at different institutions. This includes conducting the first national student survey on staff sexual misconduct in the UK in partnership with the National Union of Students, with findings to be published in a national report in 2018.

Teaching
SOC 07 Media, Culture and Society
SOC 10 Sociology of Gender
SOC 11 Racism, ‘Race’ and Ethnicity
SOC 12 Modern Britain

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