16 Nov 2018


Dr Octavia Calder-Dawe, a Researcher at SHORE and Whāriki, was recently awarded a $300,000 Marsden Fast Start Grant from the Royal Society Te Apārangi for her project “Relentlessly positive? Exploring the imprint of positivity imperatives on the affective lives of young women.” Undertaken in collaboration with AI Professor Margaret Wetherell (University of Auckland), the project will explore the imprint of positivity imperatives on women’s everyday emotional lives, with a particular focus on social media. The project will yield new theory and methods for investigating how the emotional tenor of policy and popular culture intersects with the conduct of everyday life.

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Allison Li