Dr Ruth Webber


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I completed my AHRC-funded PhD in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester in May 2018. My research was grounded in the training I received during my Master's in Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester, which I was awarded in 2014. During my PhD research I conducted ethnographic research and used visual participatory methods to explore the everyday home-making practices of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women. 


I am now building upon my knowledge of home and place attachment as a Research Associate on the ESRC-funded project 'The experience of 'ageing in place' over time: a longitudinal perspective', which will run until August 2019. This project involves interdisciplinary working across Sociology, Anthropology and Social Gerontology and seeks to strengthen understandings of experiences of ageing in places and how these experiences change over time. 


My areas of interest include migration, home, place, place attachment and material culture.

Areas of expertise


  • migration, home, place, anthropology, sociology

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2015 - Master of Arts, Visual Anthropoology, The University of Manchester
  • 2011 - Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology and Media, Goldsmiths College (University of London)

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