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Pippa (they/she) is a PhD candidate, focusing on LGBT+ volunteering communities in English higher education. They are interested in informal and non-normative conceptions of care within the neoliberal education system. This is informed by their own ongoing volunteering experiences in LGBT+ communities, both within and outside higher education settings.

Pippa holds a BA in Film Studies from the University of Sussex (2013), an MA in Gender, Media & Culture from Goldsmiths (2016), and an MA in Language, Discourse & Communication from King’s College London (2020).

Research interests

  • LGBT+ communities
  • Care
  • Family/kinship
  • The politics/uses of leisure
  • National identity (particularly Dutch national identity)


Alongside their PhD, Pippa has worked as a Graduate Teaching Fellow on the BA Social Sciences at King's.