Dr Nadine Muller is Lecturer in English Literature & Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University and the initiator and project leader of Social Media Skills for Students. Next to conducting research on neo-Victorianism, contemporary women’s fiction, and literary and cultural histories of women, gender, and feminism, she teaches social media skills as part of LJMU English’s work-related learning modules. You can find Nadine on Twitter via @Nadine_Muller and she runs her own website at http://www.nadinemuller.org.uk. Nadine is currently working on two monograph: one on the literary and cultural history of widows in Britain; the other on the feminist politics of neo-Victorian fiction. She also acts as consultant and specialist on postgraduate and early-career researcher development.
Marnie Buckley has recently graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA (Hons) in English, Media and Cultural Studies (2:1). Whilst at university she acted as a voluntary reporter for Looprevil Press and conducted journalistic work experience at Trinity Mirror North West. Alongside her internship at Social Media Skills for Students, she has just began her own lifestyle blog. Shortly after starting her blog she received 10,000 hits on one of her blog posts in one week. Marnie is hoping to pursue her blogging further and to attain a career as a feature writer.
Cleo Chalk has recently graduated with a first-class BA (Hons) in English and Creative Writing from Liverpool John Moores University. When she’s not interning on the Social Media Skills for Students project she runs a literary-themed blog, works as a freelance content writer and reads books about the apocalypse. Having received a fully-funded scholarship from Lancaster University, she will begin her postgraduate study there in October 2014, beginning with an MA in Contemporary English Literature and continuing, afterwards, to PhD research. Ultimately, she hopes to write about posthumanism, the nature of contemporary fear and the literature of the end of the world.
John England has recently graduated from Liverpool John Moores University, gaining his first-class BA (Hons) in English. He was awarded two paid internships during 2014, working first on the development of an academic journal for LJMU English undergraduates and contributing, later, contributing to Social Media Skills for Students. In September 2014, he will be pursuing a Renaissance & Eighteenth-Century Literature MA at the University of Liverpool. His academic interests focus on literary representations of the body, science and literature and psychoanalysis.
Sarah Louise Hanson has recently graduated Liverpool John Moores University with a BA (Hons) in English, Media and Cultural Studies, completing her third year dissertation on gender role development in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and True Blood, a reflection of her interest in the pop culture aspects of academia. While at university she has worked as an events assistant at Culture Liverpool, a communications assistant at Liverpool Direct Limited and written from The National Student, Save the Student and Bitch magazine. Following the launch of Social Media Skills for Students, Sarah will be starting a graduate position at the University of Liverpool, working in Widening Participation and Outreach, while continuing to pursue writing and moonlighting as a promotions girl for Deadbolt Liverpools Freshers launch. You can follow Sarah on Twitter at @Sarahxwaldorf or at her blog.