Dr Laura Way

Dr Laura Way is currently a lecturer in sociology and a fellow of the HEA. Laura gained a MA in women's studies from the University of York before completing a PGCE and MA in Education with Nottingham Trent University. Her PhD in sociology with the University of Leicester focused on ageing punk women and the construction of identity. Prior to joining BGU, Laura worked within the further education sector. Her research interests include age, gender and subcultural participation; creative research methods; and punk pedagogies. Laura is a steering group member of the Punk Scholars Network and Editorial Board member for the Intellect journal 'Punk & Post-Punk'.

Way, L. (2019) ‘”I don’t go to gigs to go to the gigs – I don’t give a shit about the gigs!” Exploring gig attendance and older punk women’ in Punk & Post Punk, 8(2): 257-269. Way, L. (2018) ‘Girls to the Front! Gender and Alternative Spaces’ in Holland, S. and Spracklen, K. (eds) Subcultures, Bodies and Marginalization: Essays on Alternativity and Marginalisation. Bingley: Emerald Publishing. Way, L. (2018) ‘Here’s Some Scissors, Here’s Some Glue, Now Go Make a Zine! – a teacher’s reflections on zine-making in the classroom’ in Dines, M., Parkinson, T. and Smith, G. (eds) Punk Pedagogies in Practice. London: Routledge. Way, L. And Dines, M. (2017)(eds) Your Wisdom, Our Youth: emerging voices in punk studies. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd. Way, L. (2014) ‘Playing A-Minor in the Punk Scene?’ in Worley, M. (ed) Fight Back: Punk, Politics and Resistance. Manchester: University Press.