Visual Methods / Visual Sociologies

This is both an old and new research area for me. It builds from my background in participatory visual research and early versions of “photo voice” (with six years’ cameraexperience in South America, mainly in United Nations Development Programme water supply and sanitation projects). I have also developed participatory visuals for research on care work. This work in visual methods is supported by the Studio for Narrative and Visual Methods (web site will be launched in early 2017).

I am currently working on a project on family photographs, funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant – that weaves together insights on memory, story telling, past/present/futures, narratives, and ontological narrativity. Like all my work, the project is moving slowly and in conversation with others who work on this terrain. For now, I can share one piece, a film review of Sarah-Polleys-Stories-We-Tell. I will post more updates in 2017.

Recent publications:

  • Cook, N., Doucet, A., & Rowsell, J. (2017). Visual research and social justice – guest editors’ introduction. Studies in Social Justice, 11(2), 187-194.

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Ian Blackwell January 8, 2020 at 6:20 am

hello Andrea. I am a PhD student at Plymouth Marjon University in the UK studying community dads’ groups (which I know you are familiar with from 20 years ago!). I am writing up my thesis at the moment. I am coming to Toronto in mid July for 2 weeks with my two teenage children. Are you speaking at any events I could attend? or I suppose you will be on holiday. It would be good to say hello if you are available. All the best, Ian Blackwell.


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