By Press Office 04 October 2019

Dr Geetha Marcus, a Senior Lecturer from Queen Margaret University’s (QMU) Division of Psychology, Sociology and Education, will be in conversation at Blackwell’s book store on Edinburgh’s South Bridge on Thursday 28 November at 6.30pm on the subject of Gypsy and Traveller girls.

Often denigrated or stereotyped and living on the margins of British society, Dr Marcus’s book reveals for the first time, the voices and opinions of Gypsy and Traveller girls and describes how their racialised experiences are misrecognised and erased through non-recognition by society and the media.

Gypsy and Traveller Girls: Silence, Agency and Power was highlighted at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year in discussions about concepts of home and homelessness with celebrated author Val McDermid.

Dr Marcus formerly worked in the state and independent sectors as a teacher and headteacher in Scotland. Her published study for the Scottish Parliament, Closing the Attainment Gap (2016), set out innovative international approaches to attaining educational achievement and equality.

Click here to book your free ticket for this event.

 

Notes to Editor

For further media enquiries, please contact Gavin McNee (Temporary Media Relations and Content Officer) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, E: gmcnee@qmu.ac.uk, T: 0131 474 0000.

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