Karen Patel

Postdoctoral Researcher

Birmingham School of Media
Email:
karen.patel@bcu.ac.uk

Karen is an AHRC funded postdoctoral researcher based at the Birmingham School of Media. She is currently working on a Creative Economy Engagement Fund project with Crafts Council UK, looking at how social media platforms could support diversity in craft practice. For more information visit her blog on the Crafts Council website.

Karen completed her PhD in December 2017, in which she explored the politics of expertise in cultural labour. She has published various journal articles and book chapters about expertise in cultural work, and has presented her research at conferences around the world.

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