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Traveling Arts-Based Research Exhibit Lands in Cork

Traveling Arts-Based Research Exhibit Lands in Cork

The arts-based, comics-based research exhibit, “Fostering A Sense of Belonging For Higher Education Staff and Students With Caring Responsibilities: What Works” from Professor Marie-Pierre Moreau and myself has left Middlesex University and is now showing at University College Cork as part of the 2024 Athena 

Comics-Based Research Comes to Ottawa

Comics-Based Research Comes to Ottawa

That’s right! When I am not skating the Rideau Canal I will be a lucky guest at Carleton Uni/ University of Ottawa giving a lecture and a workshop on comics based research, and promoting the work of CBR Lab. I look forward to seeing everyone 

The Traveling Carers in Higher Ed Exhibit Pops Up At Middlesex Uni

The Traveling Carers in Higher Ed Exhibit Pops Up At Middlesex Uni

The arts-based Carers in Higher Education project from Professor Marie-Pierre Moreau and myself has been to lots of exciting places, but this past week saw it installed at Middlesex University London. I am so pleased that it is up and generating some productive conversation amongst academics, admin, and community members alike. To learn more about the project and our work together, please visit either Professor Moreau’s brilliant website here or seek out my previous post here or here.

Kapow!

Kapow!

My new chapter on arts-based research has come out– and the fancy hard copy text arrived at my door this morning. I’m delighted that my chapter, which is a comics-based how-to and discussion of CBR methods in educational research in particular, is included in Jason 

Join me (virtually) in New Zealand to learn how to use comics to analyze qualitative data.

Join me (virtually) in New Zealand to learn how to use comics to analyze qualitative data.

You don’t have to actually be in New Zealand for this one! Should be a hoot. Join us for qual love, Kiwi style. Via zoom. All the details are below. https://www.researchaccelerator.nz/bundles/ra2023 I will be talking about how to draw your qualitative dissertation/book/thesis/next paper. (Also points 

Comics Fest and Related Comics and Fests

Comics Fest and Related Comics and Fests

It has been a very big month or two for comics and comics-based research. I mean, to be honest, when isn’t it big month? A few things past and future going on:

  • This coming Thursday I’m giving a workshop on how to use comics in your ethnographic research- this is giving a general intro to arts-based research, comics-based research, and using generative constraints in ethnographic writing and drawing, such as zines. There might still be room if you would like to attend!
  • Can’t attend the workshop? Then drop us a note at CBR Lab to set up your own!
  • In just a few weeks I will be appearing and giving a free workshop at the oh-so-fun Non Fiction Comics Fest in Burlington, Vermont. I get to hang out with all my favorite cool art people and learn from them, which is pretty much my favorite thing to do. I’ll have hard copies of my favorite books (Shane! The Name Game! Mother Goose’s Field Guide To Male Audacity! All of them!) for sale at low prices, plus I’ll be making bespoke foldies on demand while supplies last. Don’t miss it. If you want to come to my workshop, please sign up in advance! Remember, the Fest is on the Saturday, but workshops are Sunday!
EXEUNT OMNES

EXEUNT OMNES

Look look! It’s a new publication! This is my comics-based piece appearing in Leaving the Field, edited by Robin James Smith and Sara Delamont. This was one of those projects that was a pleasure to write because the editors were so very lovely from start 

Have you always dreamed of guest editing a special issue of Pedagogy, Culture & Society?

Have you always dreamed of guest editing a special issue of Pedagogy, Culture & Society?

Well, now is your chance! Call for Proposals The editors of Pedagogy, Culture & Society invite colleagues in the field to submit proposals for Special Issues on themes of interest to scholars and researchers within the areas of the journal’s aims and scope. Typically, Special 

Webinar on child-created media from the ALA Film and Media Round Table

Webinar on child-created media from the ALA Film and Media Round Table

Update: We had a fantastic time. Look for the link to the recorded webinar here soon!

On August 7th at 12pm Pacific Time, the Film and Media Round Table (a unit of the American Library Association) is going to have a webinar focused on youth-created media.

In short presentations and a panel discussion, Tim O’Leary (Director of the What’s the Story? The Young Filmmakers’ Social Action Team) and Dr. Sally Campbell Pirie (Professor of Child and Family Studies at UMass Amherst) will share their experiences and research related to youth created media as a form of research methodology and in the classroom. We will close this event with a Q&A from the audience, and attendees can expect to not only be engaged and delighted but also provided

with practical ideas related to media-making tools, assignments, and practices. Registration link.

The Name Game

The Name Game

As some of you folks know, I recently changed my last name. For lots of academic people, and especially women, the name game is one you can’t actually win. There is so much to say about women, about names, about cis-heteronormativity, history, tradition and patriarchy,