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  • 17 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Biography

I am a Social and Cultural Geographer, primarily concerned with the cultural economy, mothering, and material worlds. I joined Coventry in May 2018 as Senior Lecturer (now Assistant Professor) in Design Management. Prior to that I taught on the MA Design Management programme at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, where I remain a visiting academic. I also worked on various fixed-term research projects across geography and design since completing my PhD in 2014/15. 

Inspired by post-humanist theory, I am currently pursuing research on the role of technology within assemblages of infant care. This follows through themes of my PhD research where I worked with the parenting charity NCT to study the cultural economy of baby things. I am also developing a new project on (doctoral) writing as a more-than-human practice. 

Research Interests

ethical/sustainable consumption, second-hand retail, motherly consumption, design for ageing, student wellbeing

Research projects:

Enhancing pastoral support for doctoral students (Research Officer): 2016, University of Southampton.

Silver Shoppers: designing supermarket environments for customers aged 65+ (Research Fellow): 2014-2015, Winchester School of Art

NCT nearly new sales: second-hand consumption and middle-class mothering (ESRC Doctoral Research): 2011-2014, University of Southampton

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education, MA, University of Surrey

Human Geography, Doctorate, University of Southampton

Design, MA, Southampton Solent University

External positions

Visiting Lecturer, WSA, University of Southampton

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Research Output

  • 17 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 2 Chapter

Mother, consumer, trader: Gendering the commodification of second-hand economies since the recession

Waight, E., 1 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Consumer Culture. 19, 4, p. 532-550 19 p.

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    Doctoral students’ access to non-academic support for mental health

    Waight, E. & Giordano, A., 2018, In : Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 40, 4, p. 390-412 23 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    The role of the non-human in relations of care: baby things

    Waight, E. & Boyer, K., 1 Jul 2018, In : Cultural Geographies. 25, 3, p. (In-Press)

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    ‘Hand-me-down’ Childrenswear and the Middle-class Economy of Nearly New Sales

    Waight, E., 5 Sep 2017, Sharing Economies in Times of Crisis: Practices, Politics and Possibilities. Ince, A. & Hall, S. M. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Routledge, p. 96-109 14 p. (Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy).

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  • Buying for baby: How middle-class mothers negotiate risk with second-hand goods

    Waight, E., 2015, Intimacies, Critical Consumption and Diverse Economies. Taylor, Y. & Casey, E. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 197-215 29 p. (Studies in Family and Intimate Life).

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