Research Team


University of Glasgow

Ivy Lodge
63 Gibson Street
University of Glasgow

Charlotte MacKay

Charlotte’s research interests centre on gendered violence, feminist intersectional approaches, and the invisibalisation and misrepresentation of groups in public and policy discourse. She is currently a research assistant on the Nuffield-funded project ‘Women supporting women in the welfare sphere: psychosocial challenges’.

Charlotte recently completed an MRes in criminology at the University of Glasgow. Her final dissertation, under the guidance of Dr Nughmana Mirza, identified gendered discourses of war and conflict in British media depictions of Gypsy/Travellers, where stereotypes of ‘masculine threat’ and ‘female vulnerability’ are manipulated to portray Gypsy/Travellers ‘as/at risk’.

Charlotte obtained a BA (Hons) in criminology and law from the University of Cumbria in 2017, where she received the Sweet and Maxwell Law Prize for outstanding achievement.  She was the first Cumbria student to be selected as a finalist at the Global Undergraduate Awards for my essay assessing the effectiveness of forced marriage legislation.

Away from academic studies, Charlotte has worked as a newspaper journalist and successfully completed the NCTJ Diploma in journalism.