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Biography

Ruth Silverleaf is undertaking historical research on the Global North for EURIKHA about the impact, development and current configuration of service user knowledge, including activism, advocacy, and research. Previously, Ruth worked on a diverse range of projects in the community. These include: tackling sexual and sexualised violence; developing digital infrastructure for systems of ‘cooperative care’ to enable communities of mutual support. Ruth is concerned with the reproduction of unequal power dynamics within political spaces.

 

Research Interests

  • Social determinants of health  
  • Psychological experience of structural oppression 
  • Intersectional feminism 
  • Power relations 
  • Community mobilisation and sustainable activism