James is a second year PhD student in Human Geography. James’ current research explores the everyday life experiences of trans young people through their activities, emotions and embodied interactions. His project draws on participatory methodologies to explore the lived and everyday realities of having a young gender variant body in differing spaces, places and times. James collaborates with Gendered Intelligence, a community interest group supporting trans young people, and hopes to encourage an increase in the presence and voice of trans youth in social science research.
James is also interested in exploring the geographies of mental health and anxiety outside of this PhD work. James holds an MArts degree in Human Geography from Durham University. He can be found on Twitter at @jmstdd and occasionally blogs at transyoutheverydaylife.wordpress.com.