Harriet Cooper is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London. Her research explores the figure of the disabled child in contemporary culture. Drawing on both her personal experience of growing up with a physical impairment, and on a wide range of cultural objects and texts, Harriet's work seeks to understand how the disabled child gets 'made' by culture, with a particular focus on the impact of gazes and discourses.
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University of London
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