Publications

Books

Patel, K. (2020) The Politics of Expertise in Cultural Labour: Arts, Work and Inequalities. Rowman & Littlefield.

Forthcoming: Naudin, A. and Patel, K. Eds. (2021) Craft Entrepreneurship. Rowman & Littlefield.

Journal articles

Naudin, A. and Patel, K. (2019) Entangled Expertise: Women’s use of Social Media in Cultural Work. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 22(5-6), 511-527. [Pre-print PDF]

Book chapters

Forthcoming: Patel, K. (2020) Diversity Initiatives and Addressing Inequalities in Craft. In S. Taylor and S. Luckman, eds. Pathways Into Creative Working Lives. Palgrave Macmillan.

Ashton, D. and Patel, K (2020). Girls’ Bedroom Cultures. In K. Ross, eds. The International Encyclopaedia of Gender, Media and Communication. John Wiley & Sons. [Open Access].

Ashton, D. and Patel, K. (2018) Vlogging Careers: Everyday Expertise, Collaboration and Authenticity. In S. Taylor and S. Luckman, eds. The ‘New Normal’ of Working Lives: Critical Studies in Contemporary Work and Employment. Palgrave Macmillan, 147-170. [Pre-print PDF]

Patel, K. (2017) Expertise and Collaboration: Cultural Workers Performance on Social Media in J. Graham and A. Gandini (eds) Collaborative Production in the Creative Industries. University of Westminster Press, 157-176. [Open Access]

Reports

Patel, K. (2020) Supporting Diversity and Expertise Development in the Contemporary Craft Economy: Working Paper 1Crafts Council UK.

Patel, K. (2019) Supporting Diversity in Craft Practice through Digital Technology Skills Development. Crafts Council UK.

Patel, K. and Naudin, A. (2018) Diversity and Cultural Leadership in the West Midlands: A report for the West Midlands Leadership Commission.

Selected talks and conference presentations

2020

“They think I don’t know anything”: Race, gender and perceptions of expertise in crafts. Presented at the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Seminar series, hosted by Nesta and King’s College London, 8 June 2020. [Presentation slides] [Full paper]. Video coming soon.

2019

‘Safe’ spaces? Challenges for women makers of colour online. Presented at CAMEo Leicester, 6 September 2019. [PDF]

The experiences of women craft makers of colour. Presented at Work Inequalities and Lifecourse research seminar series, Southampton Solent University, 27 March 2019. [More info].

2018

Addressing ‘diversity’ and social justice in the craft sector. Presented at CAMEo Leicester, 12 September 2018. [PDF]

‘Craft was just something everyone did’: Experiences of BAME women in the artisanal economy. Presented at Artisan! UWE Bristol, 11 September 2018. [PDF]

The return of the ‘Brewsters’ – women craft drinks producers and narratives of expertise. Presented at ICA, Prague, 26 May 2018. [PDF]

Beauty vlogging, intermediaries and the labour of performing expertise. Presented at Media Industries Conference, King’s College London, 18-20 April 2018. [PDF]

2017

Staging expertise on social media. Presented at CAMEo Mediating Cultural Work: Texts, Objects and Politics, University of Leicester, 6-8 September 2017.

What is Expertise in Cultural Work? Presented at London Conference of Critical Thought, London South Bank University, 30 June 2017. [PDF]

Signalling Expertise and Cultural Labour. Presented at ICA, San Diego, 29 May 2017. [PDF]]

2016

Cultural labour, social media and expertise: the experiences of female artists. Presented at ECREA Prague, 12 Nov 2016 [PDF]

PhD

Patel, K (2017) The Politics of Expertise in Cultural Labour. [Download from Ethos]