Postgrad Lightning Talks

Short ‘lightning’ talks by postgraduate researchers from the University of Manchester and MMU, across the social sciences.

Our fab line-up currently includes:

  • Julia Mills (Geography, UoM): The magical mundanity of ‘just being’ in the everyday lives of people in sustained recovery from ‘alcoholism’
  • Regine Sonderland Saga (Geography, MMU): Socio-technical perspectives on smart city implementation: linking social behaviour to the success of smart energy technologies
  • Eleanor Boyce (Geography, UoM): The everyday practices of ethical consumers in austere times
  • Susan Oman (CRESC and Sociology, UoM): ‘Conversation as a Method of, and for, Understanding the Everyday’: reflections on an enquiry into everyday participation contexts using focus groups
  • Amy Barron (Geography, UoM): On research using participatory arts-based methods (photo-walks and photo-talks) to explore the everyday interrelationship amidst sense of place and memory amongst older people
  • Laura Fenton (Sociology and the Morgan Centre, UoM): Moving beyond the spectacle of drunkenness: Researching the uses and meanings of alcohol in everyday life
  • Eric Lepp (Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, UoM): Sitting side-by-side sharing an experience helps break down power and privilege clouding researcher-researched relationships and initiates connection through unscripted conversation
  • Kathleen Stokes (Geography, UoM): Using focus groups and photo diaries to understand responsibility and labour in South African waste management
  • Nicola Harding (Geography, MMU): Photovoice, letter writing, and map making with female offenders in order to understand the everyday ‘pains of probation’. 

You can register to attend this session and listen to the talks here