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Dr Lesley Procter

procterBA DipWomen'sStudies (Massey) PhD (Otago)

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Contact details

Room 6C14, Richardson Building
Tel +64 3 479 8745
Email lesley.procter@otago.ac.nz

Research Interests

My doctoral research focused on mother-daughter relationships. Other research interests relate to analysing the connections between, alcohol consumption, and identity. I have a particular interest in identity construction in online settings. My theoretical base is primarily a blend of feminist psychoanalytic theory and various theories of cultural and social capital. I am especially interested in the concept of legitimate peripheral participation. I also undertake research into pedagogical issues relevant to teaching first-year students, specifically information literacy, assessment strategies and the concept of legitimate peripheral participation.

Courses

SOCI 101: Sociology of New Zealand Society
SOCI 213: Concepts of Self
SOCI 313: The Subject in Post-Modern Society
SOCI 403: Micro Sociology

Projects

My current projects include:

  • Participant observation in online settings.
  • Longitudinal comparative study of assessment strategies.

Student resources

Social Theory Database

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Publications

Procter, L. (2017). Ways of (virtual) seeing: Applying a Bergerian lens in a Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE). M/C Journal, 20(4).

Procter, L. (2015). Troubling the margins between intimacy and anonymity: Queer(y)ing the virtual sex industry in Second Life. In M. Laing, K. Pilcher & N. Smith (Eds.), Queer sex work. (pp. 151-163). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Proctor, L. (2014). A mirror without a tain: Personae, avatars, and selves in a multi-user virtual environment. M/C Journal, 17(3). Retrieved from http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/viewArticle/822

Proctor, L. (2013). Presence and pedagogy: The potentials of multi-user virtual environments as learning spaces. International Journal of Humanities Education, 10, 21-37.

Procter, L. (2012). What is it about field trips? Praxis, pedagogy and presence in virtual environments. Procedia Social & Behavioral Sciences, 55, (pp. 980-989). doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.588

Other Research Output

Procter, L. (2006). Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards: Teaching portfolio. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. 30p. [Teaching Portfolio].

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Chapter in Book - Research

Procter, L. (2015). Troubling the margins between intimacy and anonymity: Queer(y)ing the virtual sex industry in Second Life. In M. Laing, K. Pilcher & N. Smith (Eds.), Queer sex work. (pp. 151-163). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Procter, L., & Wartho, R. (2007). Using focus groups in a mixed method approach to evaluate student learning in an information literacy embedding project. In S. Lipu, K. Williamson & A. Lloyd (Eds.), Exploring methods in information literacy research. (pp. 133-148). Wagga Wagga, NSW: CIS.

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Journal - Research Article

Procter, L. (2017). Ways of (virtual) seeing: Applying a Bergerian lens in a Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE). M/C Journal, 20(4).

Proctor, L. (2014). A mirror without a tain: Personae, avatars, and selves in a multi-user virtual environment. M/C Journal, 17(3). Retrieved from http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/viewArticle/822

Proctor, L. (2013). Presence and pedagogy: The potentials of multi-user virtual environments as learning spaces. International Journal of Humanities Education, 10, 21-37.

Procter, L. (2006). Supporting legitimate peripheral participation: Challenges for teaching and learning in a first year Sociology course. International Review of Modern Sociology, 32(1), 75-101.

Procter, L., Wartho, R., & Anderson, M. (2005). Embedding information literacy in the sociology program at the University of Otago. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 36(4), 153-168.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Procter, L. (2012). What is it about field trips? Praxis, pedagogy and presence in virtual environments. Procedia Social & Behavioral Sciences, 55, (pp. 980-989). doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.588

Procter, L. (2011). Virtual field trips: Reflecting on postgraduate students' experiments with identity construction in Second Life. In I. Candel Torres, L. Gómez Chova & A. López Martínez (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (iCERi). [CD-ROM], (pp. 006303-006310). International Association of Technology, Education and Development. [Full Paper]

Proctor, L. (2006). Spice(ing) up the learning and teaching environment. Proceedings of the Improving University Teaching 31st International Conference. [CD-ROM] Retrieved from http://iutconference.org/2006/pdfs/Procter%20IIIC2.pdf

Procter, L. (2006). Not such strange bedfellows! Supporting learning by embedding information literacy skills in academic assessment. In G. Grigg & C. Bond (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2005 Annual International Conference of the Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors Aotearoa/New Zealand. (pp. 129-152). Auckland, New Zealand: ATLAANZ. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Proctor, L. (2011). Field trips to the virtual mall: Postgraduate students experiment with identity construction in Second Life™. In K. Shephard, T. Harland & A. Cohen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Colloquium. (pp. 28). Dunedin, New Zealand: HEDC, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Procter, L. (2006). Building academic skills through active learner participation: A case study. In R. Spronken-Smith (Ed.), Proceedings of the Spotlight on Teaching at Otago Conference. (pp. 15). Dunedin, New Zealand: HEDC, University of Otago. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Procter, L. (2008, November). Smorgasbord or 'store brand': Shopping for identity in a virtual second life. Verbal presentation at the 37th Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa (New Zealand) (SAANZ), Dunedin, New Zealand.

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