Miss Josephine Biglin

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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.


  • Participatory Research, Migration, Mobility, Citizenship, Place, Photo-voice, Belonging, Race and Ethnicity, Discourse

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2017 - Master of Social Science, Psychology by Research, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) (2016 - 2017)
  • 2017 - Bachelor of Science in Psychology Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) (2013 - 2016)

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