Uncovering The Roof

Blog URL:http://naomijacobs.wordpress.com/
Blog Tags:religion, disability, Christianity, church, social research, exclusion, inclusion, social model, research
Country:United Kingdom
Location:London

Researching the intersections between religion, disability, society and culture.



Latest Blog Posts



Originally posted on Avon's Edge -- Stephen D'Evelyn's Blog: Recently, the Conservative government has decided to cut Employment and Support Allowance for new claimants. (See: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/mar/29/employment-...

The irony is not lost on me, that I could never have been at the AAR conference in person. Travelling to conferences as a disabled student is getting more and more difficult... I blog so that I can share my developing ideas in a forum that is actuall...

“Under normalcy, no one is or can be normal, just as no one is or can be equal. All have to work hard to make it seem like they conform, and so the person with disabilities is singled out as … Continue reading →...

Now that I’ve finished my fieldwork, the focus of this blog is going to change. I’m going to talk more about what it’s like to be doing a PhD with multiple impairments. I also want to ponder the personal impact … Continue read...

In memory of John Hull

on Aug 19, 2015 in: research

Professor John Hull died last week. Anyone who’s read my writing will not need an introduction to John Hull. I reference and quote him constantly. He was an inspired, innovative, critical and very thought-provoking theologian who approached dis...

This is the beginning of a series of blog posts on disability and academia, partly based on recent experiences I’ve had as a disabled/neurodivergent attender of academic conferences. Part 2 will be about physical access (oh, and how much fun I...

The Missing People

on May 12, 2015 in: research

There’s a missing group of people in my research into disability and churches, so far. It’s Christians with mental health problems. I know from both existing research and personal/second-hand experience that churches can have varying re...