Our Research

Our research explores how Zines ‘craft contention’ about mental health.

Over the next three years we will identify, analyse and co-produce a diverse range of what we collectively refer to as MadZines.

We will be asking:

  • How do MadZines communicate new understandings of mental health diagnoses, identities and experiences?
  • In particular, what do MadZines have to say about controversial and hidden diagnoses, pathologised identities and experiences?
  • How – in communicating those understandings – do MadZines use diverse styles of contention, such as humour, parody and other forms of subversion?
  • How can the creation, content and sharing of MadZines support pathologised individuals and communities?

Read more about the origins of our research

Find out more about our approach to the research.

Read about Tamsin Walker’s linked PhD research.