Murtell, Jocelyn

Carnegie Faculty, Leeds Beckett University
United Kingdom

Jocelyn Murtell is a PhD candidate in the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Beckett University. Jocelyn’s research explores the politics of visibility in self-representation, and young women’s relationship to the practice of taking and posting selfies.


  • Articles
    In this article we consider the ways that parents and children construct an object that has long been associated with North American childhood: the bicycle. We ask the question: is the bicycle a toy or a tool? At first glance, this seems like a straightforward distinction. For example, if an object serves a useful purpose, we classify it a tool. Hammers are tools because they help drive...Read more