Start date:October 2015
Research Topic:Individual Heritage: Masculinity, Familial Narratives, Memory and Post-Industrial Urbanity (working title)
Research pathway:Human Geography
Research Supervisor:Professor Mark Jayne
Supervising school:School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship
My research seeks to address the relationship between industrial heritage and identity in post-industrial urban spaces in the UK. I’m engaging with critical investigations of constructions of heritage, familial narratives, and (post-)memory to understand the enduring relevance of industrial Britain to masculine identities. My methods will include familial interviews and walking interviews with participants.