I am a final year PhD student and my thesis explores critical links between place, belonging and citizenship made by people with a refugee background using photo-voice. I have paticularly been looking at photography as a form of resistance and act of citizenship. Additionally, as a case study of migration narratives, I have critically examined social survey questions items that aim to capture people's attitudes to immigration using critical discourse analysis.
I also have an interest in the links between displacement, (re)emplacement, place and wellbeing and have published research on the importance of community growing/green spaces to people with a refugee background.
Although I am based in the Social Statistics department I am a qualitative researcher whose methodology is situated within participatory research; arts-based methods and sensory and embodied ways of knowing.