Lauren White

Lauren White is a Lecturer in Social Research Methods at the Sheffield Methods Institute (SMI). Lauren is a sociologist, but works across disciplines such as critical disability studies, geography, education and urban studies. She is interested in everyday experiences of health, illness and disability and utilises creative and participatory methods to explore these areas. Lauren has worked on various projects relating to experiences of health conditions and disability, with a particular focus on inequalities of toilet access in public life and the implications of this for health, wellbeing and social inclusion.

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Vital Circulations and Circuits: Reflections around vitality and the biopolitical regulation of its flows

Vital Circulations and Circuits: Reflections around vitality and the biopolitical regulation of its flows


Most of us probably feel well-schooled in the nature of respiratory viruses after a blistering global pandemic and frequent news items of the latest outbreak of another strain of COVID-19 or influenza. For many, a headache, a sneeze, or a new and persistent cough directs our attention within and across the circulations that simultaneously sustain […]