Dr Lucy Trotter
I completed my BA (2014), MSc (2015) and PhD (2020) in Social Anthropology at The London School of Economics. In 2019, I was appointed as a lecturer in Education at Aberystwyth University, where I currently teach across both undergraduate and postgraduate modules, alongside my administrative duties as Director of Postgraduate Studies, MA Education (Wales) Programme Director, and Equality Champion. My PhD research was an ethnographic study of a Welsh-speaking community who live in The Chubut Province, Argentina. My monograph, ‘The Sound of Welsh Patagonia’, based on that research, will be published with University Wales Press. My most recent research project explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on single student parents who study at university in the UK. I have a keen interest in issues of equality and diversity, and the focus on diversifying and broadening membership of the Learned Society of Wales in the 2018-2023 strategic plan is one of the key reasons I wanted to join the Advisory Group as an Early Career Representative – it represents a distinctly forward thinking LSW that is aligned with my own values, my research, and my teaching practice. In 2018 I completed my PhD in English Literature at Swansea University, where I have taught full-time undergraduates and mature students returning to education, gaining my FHEA status in 2020. I was a Florence Mockeridge Fellow at Swansea University in 2019-20, where I partook in a series of interdisciplinary research activities, and I am the Social Media Officer for the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association. I will draw on all these experiences to listen to the voices of ECRs across Wales and assist the Learned Society of Wales in its efforts to develop their potential.