Like so many of us, I didn’t see a global pandemic coming when I started my PhD in 2019. I was going to use oral history and creative methods to document refugees and asylum seekers’ experiences of everyday life in Scotland. I planned convivial zine-making sessions, walks across the landscape of Glasgow deep in conversation, … Continue reading The poetry of everyday life
Workshopping Ethnographic Research Methods: A SGSAH Report
On 4th and 16th March 2021, Alastair Mackie and Amandine le Maire were involved in a Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities’ workshop for PhD students in arts and humanities disciplines on ethnographic research methods, organised by the University of Aberdeen and Heriot-Watt University. During the two online sessions, they introduced research methods that … Continue reading Workshopping Ethnographic Research Methods: A SGSAH Report
Immersion into spaces of law: Experiences from international legal negotiations
Mika Schroder is in the second year of her PhD at the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance. Her research explores the meaning and practice of the ‘participation’ of ‘local stakeholders’ within international biodiversity law from the perspective of spatial justice and ethics. This is the second of two posts related to her AHRC … Continue reading Immersion into spaces of law: Experiences from international legal negotiations
What does my PhD on Scottish heritage and tourism have to do with Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe has been all over the media recently, as a sudden intervention by the army resulted in the resignation of Robert Mugabe after three decades in charge. The southern African state has seen years of economic & political instability and has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world (at an estimated 95%!). News … Continue reading What does my PhD on Scottish heritage and tourism have to do with Zimbabwe?