Geography Seminar Series 2016/17 #1

October 27, 2016

Seminar 2016/17 - #1 : The Everyday Social and Anticipatory Geographies of Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Speaker :Louise Boyle, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Date : Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
  • Time : 12:30 ~ 2:00 pm
  • Location : Robert C. Brown Hall 6152
  • Blurb : Social Anxiety Disorder (SA) is marked by an intense and persistent fear of social interactions, situations and anticipated others. Experiential accounts of SA are limited and my research aims to address this by exploring, through the voices of those with lived experience, what it is like to live with SA and the impact it has on everyday activities, interactions and encounters with other people in social space. In this talk, I will introduce the initial conceptual framing and methodological approach taken before exploring some preliminary research findings that uncover the individual, social and environmental factors that shape, and are shaped by, experiences of SA.
    Louise is a 2nd year PhD candidate in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Her research interests are centred on embodied approaches to geographies of health and illness, mental health, social anxiety and psychoanalytic/ psychotherapeutic geographies.