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Jayde Martin

Languages and Literature, University of Birmingham

Thesis title:

Manipulating Mutations: Examining the Representation of Genetic Science in Contemporary Science Fiction, 1985-2015.

Research Area

  • Languages and Literature


Jayde Martin, Gender Identity: Zieglar (1850-1920) Wax Models, in Midlands Arts Papers, 3, 1-11


Conference Papers:
Jayde Martin, 'Models, Myths, and Medicine: The Bias of Biological Sciences' at R.O.L.E.S a Gender and Sexuality Forum, 2017

In this paper, I explore the beginnings of my research that led to my first publication. The subject matter consisted of discussions about the oppression of intersex people within 19th Century anatomical illustrations and sculptures in the field of embrology.

Conference Organisation:

R.O.L.E.S a Sexuality and Gender Forum 2018

The conference was a PGR led local conference with the University of Birmingham. The key aims of this years event were to showcase a diverse array of voices from upcoming academics across the midlands.

R.O.L.E.S a Sexuality and Gender Forum 2019

The conference was a PGR led local conference with the University of Birmingham.. The key aims of this years conference was to invite policy makers to discuss their perspectives with academics. The point of inviting politial non-academics to converse with academics had the intentions of fostering an appetite for a collaborative and informed policy making process with local MPs.

Nordic Science and Technology Studies Conference 2019

At this international conference, I organised a panel of PGR Hummanities researchers to showcase the interdisplinarity of their projects and promote the importance of the humanities methodology within Science and Technology Studies.

Jayde Martin, 'Alternative Perspectives: The Importance of Humanities Methodolgies in Science and Technology Studies', Conference Panel, University of Tempere, Finland, 2019

Session Abstract and Panel Presentations and Abstracts

Research Networks

During my PhD both myself and Nathan Gubbins have co-founded the Critical Posthumanist Research Network, our website is here, our twitter is here. Our aim was to bring M4C and non-M4C funded students (both practice based and theoretical) together into a larger midlands community of researchers working in an emergent field.

During 2019-2020 I was employed as the Postgraduate Research Assisstant for the Centre for Digital Cultures at the University of Birmingham. Their website is here, their twitter is here.

Teaching Positions

Seminar lead and assignment grader for the Undergraduate Student's Prose Module in Semester 2 at the University of Birmingham's Department of English Literature 2020*

 *(COVID19 only disrupted two seminars which were then held online)

Journal Organisation

I am the Co-General Editor of Ad Alta: The Birmingham Journal of Literature, issue XI 2019/2020. Ad Alta is an interdisciplinary, international journal that focuses on Postgraduate student publication, every issue publishes the work of local art practitioners and their creative responses to their pieces as well as articles, notes, and book reviews. The journal has a double-blind peer review process, its own ISBN number, and all print copies from its first issue onwards are held in the British Library and the Shakespeare Institute. Journal twitter account can be found here. Hard copy available upon request.