Dr Ashley Frawley
senior lecturer in sociology & social policy, Swansea University; author, Significant Emotions and Semiotics of Happiness

Originally from Canada and a member of Nipissing First Nation, Ashley Frawley is senior lecturer in sociology and social policy at Swansea University in Wales.

Ashley lectures in the sociology of health, mental health and illness, social problems, social movements, and in the economics of social policy. Her research explores the rising importance attributed emotions and behaviour in an era of ‘no alternative’ to capitalism. She is particularly interested in ‘vulnerable’ constructions of human subjects in the rhetoric of new social problems. She is the author of Semiotics of Happiness: rhetorical beginnings of a public problem published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2015 and the forthcoming Significant Emotions (2020) which explores the seemingly never ending rise and fall of new emotional panaceas for social problems.


Saturday 2 November, 16:00 Pit Theatre
From Peterson to Incels: is there a generation of ‘lost boys’?

Sunday 3 November, 16:00 Cinema 1
Extinction or progress? Visions of the future

Sunday 3 November, 17:30 Auditorium 1
What does it mean to be normal?