Reflections on coronavirus, digital engagement, and museum practice. A short piece of writing informed by postdoctoral fieldwork in Mexico and the UK and prompted by cultural venue shutdowns
Response to the prompt: Take out an old family photo and address the people in it or have them speak. What happened before or after this picture was taken? What does the writer know now that they did not know then?
I have just returned home from an intensive-yet-relaxing two and a half day writing retreat at The Gladstone Library in Hawarden, organised by The Sociological Review. Now in its fourth year, the retreat is designed for early career researchers with places awarded on a competitive basis that priorities scholars from communities that are under-represented in academia. … Continue reading Reflections: TSR Writing Retreat
I completed my MA Visual Anthropology documentary in late 2009, but didn't make it widely available, at the request of the primary research participants. Now, five years later, the protagonists have all moved on with their lives to a place at which they feel able to share this film. We hope that you find it insightful, and informative. Thanks to the women of … Continue reading MA Thesis Film Available Online
In the ER, I overhear a conversion in the next cubicle between a son, who has an infected spider bite, and his mom, just after the doctor leaves them. We are separated by a pale blue curtain, so I cannot glean any demographic markers about them - I just hear them speak:Mom: Let's go get this … Continue reading US healthcare, from a UK perspective