Women of Words: Gender Equality in Contemporary Scottish Writing and Publishing

AHRC Banner Logo

Project Description

Women of Words is a PhD collaboration between Scottish Book Trust (SBT) and the Universities of Stirling and Glasgow, examining systemic issues relating to the production, reception and consumption of women’s writing in Scotland. With partners, SBT intends to create a suite of activities for the promotion and development of women’s writing in Scotland, including the possible development of a Women’s Writing Prize. The PhD will provide a research base that will inform the direction of activities and analyse their impact, through informing discussions around gender and writing in schools, public forums, and within the literary and creative economies.


University of Stirling Logo University of Glasgow Logo SBT Logo

Student Name

Christina Neuwirth

Academic History

2010-2013, Bachelor of Arts English and American Studies, University of Graz

2013-2014, Master of Science Creative Writing, University of Edinburgh


Supervisors: Professor Claire Squires, University of Stirling

Dr Elizabeth Reeder, University of Glasgow

Amina Shah and Caitrin Armstrong, Scottish Book Trust

Research Interests

Creative writing, publishing, communities, intersectional feminism, LGBTQ+ studies, home, language learning, magical realism, cities (created, constructed, rebuilt), identity.

Contact Details


First published: 3 October 2017