Empathetic Peer Review

PhD Seminar Series, 13 December 2023

In this final session of 2023, Dr Lexi Webster will be running a training on ‘empathetic peer review’—a skill that is invaluable in book and journal reviewing, but which is also highly relevant when giving good feedback on other kinds of academic or student work.

The event will take place on Wednesday, 13th December (2.30 – 4pm) in Harvard Lecture Theatre (Winchester School of Art) and on MS Teams, and is co-sponsored by the FAH ECR and WSA PGR communities.

Please click here to register for either online or in-person attendance (there is limited in person capacity): https://bit.ly/EmpatheticPeerReview 
Drinks and snacks will be available for those attending in person, and following the event at 4pm the WSA PGR community will be hosting a Christmas social with further refreshments—all welcome. While you’re in Winchester we’d also suggest checking out the new 3D printing exhibition ‘Case Studies’ at WSA Gallery (featuring staff work), the MA Fine Art exhibition just outside the Gallery, or the internationally renowned Winchester Christmas Market at the cathedral just down the road!

Dr Lexi Webster is the Deputy Director of Digital Humanities at University of Southampton, and EDI Co-Lead for the School of Humanities. Whilst her primary disciplinary background is in linguistics, her work is more comfortably positioned at the interdisciplinary intersection(s) of (digital) media, communication, gender and sexuality studies. Her research primarily focuses on corpus-based critical discourse studies, exploring the implications that identity and ideology have on people, institutions, and structures. Thus far, this research has extended primarily to an exploration of gender and sexuality in online discourses, examining the connections and divisions between online and offline contexts.