lecturer in sociology and social policy
Ashley lectures in the sociology of health, mental health and illness, social problems, social movements, and in the economics of social policy. Her research explores the rising importance attributed emotions and behaviour in an era of ‘no alternative’ and investigates the underlying visions of human beings constructed in rhetoric about new social problems. Ashley is the author of The Semiotics of Happiness: Rhetorical Beginnings of a Public Problem published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2015 and is currently working on a new book exploring the rise of emotional language in public debate.
DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY
Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts
Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre
Find a list of all our previous championship events here.
SUPPORT DEBATING MATTERS
Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters.
To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s
Wonderful fundraising page.