Rebecca Porter

Project Title: The right tools for the job? Personal Independence Payment as a form of Necropolitics
Start date: October 2018

Summary of research area:

Interdisciplinary disability studies, necropolitics (Mbembé) biopower (Foucault), and the social death (Bauman). Disabled people, welfare, and the regulation and surveillance of the disability category, and disabled people

Thoughts on university/City/SSP:

I came to Leeds in 2017, to complete my MA in disability studies. Leeds is a brilliant, vibrant leafy city: I am particularly a fan of all the old gothic buildings, around campus, and in the city itself. SSP has a fantastic Interdisciplinary academic community, that I am very proud to be part of.