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Current Projects

Social Media and Food Allergy/Intolerance - Richard Hamshaw

This PhD project aims to explore the preferences of food allergen and intolerant individuals when eating out, and what we can learn from social media communication. Read more >>

A Journey to Citizenship’: Exploring New Citizens’ Accounts of Citizenship Tests and Citizenship Ceremonies - Debra Gray Craig Owen Chris Griffin

This project involves a collaboation between researchers from the University of Bath and the University of Winchester who are interested in finding out about people’s experiences of taking the UK citizenship test and going through their UK citizenship ceremony. Read more >>

Former Projects

Dancing gender: exploring embodied masculinities - Craig Owen

This research focused on men's experiences of dance in capoeira and Latin and ballroom classes. Craig undertook a performance ethnography using embodied fieldwork in the form of learning to dance. This was accompanied with the use of photography and interviews to explore how masculinity is performed in dance classes. Read more >>

Negotiating managed consumption: young people, branding and social identification processes - Andrew Bengry-Howell Yvette Morey

This project brought together debates in Marketing, Social Geography and research from the Social Psychology of Consumption to investigate how young people negotiate and position themselves in relation to branded leisure spaces, and contemporary forms of ‘experiential’, ‘emotional’ and viral marketing. The study specifically focused on music festivals and free parties, both of which play a significant role in young adults’ lives, but have different levels of commercial involvement and manage and regulate young people’s consumption practices to differing degrees. Read more >>

Texts in Performance: Identity, Interaction and Influence in U.K. and U.S. Poetry Slam Discourses - Helen Gregory

This research provided a close analysis of poetry slam in the United Kingdom and United States, using the tools of ethnography and discourse analysis to produce an in-depth account, which was sensitive to the discursively constructed, situated meanings of slam participants. The research explored how slam was understood by its participants, producing a partial ethnography, rather than a definitive history, defence or critique of slam. Read more >>



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