Hello! My name is Patricia Hamilton and I’m a PhD candidate at the University of Western Ontario in (little) London, Canada. This blog will document my experiences, both personal and academic, of doing a PhD. Broadly, my research interests can be summed up as an interest in the intersection of gender, race and class. My PhD is an examination of black mothers’ experiences of attachment parenting in a neoliberal context. But I’m also interested in gender equality, issues of diversity, feminist literary analysis and feminist methodologies. I hope to use this blog to work through some of the ideas and issues I encounter on my journey towards a doctorate.