A woman wearing glasses and a black shirt smiling while posed casually in front of a tree-lined lake. (c) 2023, Kirsten Rowland, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Kirsten Rowland


Personal profile

Personal profile

I am a first year, SeNSS-funded PhD student in the Geography department. I am affiliated with feminist punk organisation LOUD Women, which aims to provide a platform for all those whose identity causes them to be marginalized in the current underground music scene.

Research interests

My doctoral research project focusses on exploring practices of diversity and inclusivity within the context of feminist, grassroots cultural production. Tying these interests together is my personal interest in punk and subcultural practices more broadly (especially those relating to music). I am also interested in exploring and experimenting with cooperative and creative methoologies - zine-craft in particular.

Educational background

  • 2021 - BSc in Geography (Royal Holloway)
  • 2023 - MSc in The Global Futures of Culture and Creativity (Royal Holloway)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality