Photo/Stories from the field: Splat!

Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas reflects on pain and embodiment in the research process, and how children adapted their game playing to be more inclusive

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Photo/Stories from the field: Can we play now? 

Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas talks about child participants’ own research agendas, and using playing and games as methodology

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Photo/Stories from the field: ‘I hope we are not boring you?’

Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas talks parenthood, work-life balance, and the challenge of sleep-deprivation when conducting social research

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Photo/Stories from the field: Sampling in the wild 

I spent the time between September 2014 until August 2015 creating the London ‘sample’ and from January 2014 onwards was also doing fieldwork with the children as they started to […]

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Photo/Stories from the field

Forty-five children and their families across each city (Athens, Hyderabad, London) have taken part in the Connectors Study. Our initial fieldwork with these children and families lasted 18 months from […]

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Desire lines (4)

On April 26 this year I had the opportunity to participate and contribute to a workshop on improving responses to child sexual exploitation (CSE) that was organised by the University […]

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Desire lines (1)

I started writing this post en route back from Manchester and the British Sociological Association 2017 Annual Conference where the Connectors Study research team attended to present our work. We […]

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Earliest political memories in the classroom

Last autumn we ran an experimental online public engagement series called ‘earliest political memories’. We collected a total of 68 memories that were generously contributed by members of the public. You […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #68

My first political memory is Friday November 22 1963 the day John F Kennedy was assassinated. I remember lying content on the floor next to a crackling fire in the […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #67

I think a belief in social justice (in my non-religious home) was always the moral backdrop of my upbringing. So my first political memories are of disruption to that taken-for-grantedness. […]

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