You are welcome to join us for this week’s research process seminar. Hosted in FMC but open to all staff and research students.
From personal experience to theory-building: developing new methods and research directions out of transformative experiences – by Prof. Roman Gerodimos
How do personally transformative experiences inform our thinking and inspire our research? How can we design new research agendas and methods based on micro-level (or even autobio) experiences?
Using my experience of Burning Man and a recent British Academy bid as a case study, I will reflect on the interaction between our ‘real life’ experiences and the ‘big theory’ questions we grapple with in our research, how that can inform method design, and also how the interaction between the individual and the social map onto broader questions in psychosocial studies. The concept of change – when, how and why this happens – is key to this discussion and the self can act as a useful ‘petri dish’ for broader experimentation.
Tuesday 29 November at 2pm on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 929 210 3478