Nick Gray


PhD Researcher in Education and Film (ESRC 1+3)
School of Education, University of Bristol

Start date: October 2019

I intend to establish an emancipatory and inclusive pedagogy as a context for digital storytelling in an attempt to capture the essence of young people’s literacy practice and explore the links between culture, identity and technology.

I will work with a culturally diverse group of teenage participants making digital stories at an after-school club, culminating in the collaborative production of a short film entitled “Our Bristol Stories”. By establishing points of intersection between cultural practices I hope to open up educational third spaces that may foster new forms of literacy practice through negotiation of meaning and hybridity.

Current position:

SWDTP Student Rep

Research supervisors: Dr Helen Manchester, Dr Nariman Mansouri