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Researching in/through and around the pandemic

May 17 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Researching in/through and around the pandemic: Challenges, Opportunities and New Understandings of Being a Researcher. This event is part of the School of Education’s Bristol Conversations in Education research seminar series. These seminars are free and open to the public – but spaces are limited so register your ticket quickly!

Hosted by Dr. Frances GiampapaLanguage, Literacies and Education Network (LLEN)

Research, in the tradition before the pandemic, often emphasized and privileged being present in the locations learning happened, whether it be a classroom, workplace, home, or coffee shop. With the pandemic, however, researchers have had to adapt to online interactions, new protocols for in-person contact, and respond to and mediate the affective experiences of the students and teachers with whom they work, as well as their own. It is important to gain a greater understanding of the effects of the pandemic on the nature of research in both in terms of methods, but just as important in terms of the identity of the researcher.

We ask researchers to reflect on the following questions:

      • What have been the affective and embodied experiences of doing research during the pandemic? How might these affective and embodied experiences and the memories you are building form your research shaping how you think of yourself as a researcher now and in the future?
      • Have changes in methods, technologies, and locations of research offered new approaches or insights into the ways we construct our identities as researchers
      • How have the institutional structures of the university – ethics boards, funding, mentoring – or of your research site shaped your experiences and conceptions of research during the pandemic?

Speakers from different stages of their research will respond to these questions and we will discuss and reflect on our journeys as researchers in/through/and around the pandemic.



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