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Interview with Sue Scott, original member of the WRAP team (Interview transcript)

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posted on 2022-01-13, 18:58 authored by Ester Mcgeeney
Transcript from an interview with feminist researcher Sue Scott about the Women, Risk and AIDS Project (WRAP), which was conducted in 1989-1990.

This interview was conducted as part of the Reanimating Data Project (2018-20).

Sue has had a varied academic career which she discusses in the interview, largely in the context of precarity. For WRAP she helped to develop the original funding proposal, facilitated access to young women in Manchester and conducted some of these interviews. She also talks about the early development of WRAP and how this had been influenced by her own feminist values at the time, as well as the development of the research team itself and how they managed working collaboratively without the modern conveniences of internet and email access. From a reflexive research perspective, Sue reflects on what it meant to be a feminist researcher at the time and how important it was for research outputs to be accessible.

She is excited for the WRAP interviews to be made public and hopes that they can instill a sense of what it meant to be a working class girl growing up in Manchester in the late 1980s and the opportunities and expectations that place could afford them.

Interviews with three other original members of the WRAP team, Rachel Thomson, Janet Holland, and Sue Sharpe, can be accessed via the 'related item' links below.


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The Reanimating Data Project (2018-20)