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Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives

Visitors

We value the exchange of knowledge and ideas with visiting postgraduate students, researchers and academics. If you would like to visit us, please contact us with details about you and your research interests.

Riccardo Kessler and Michaela Sorber, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany

June 2017, Visiting postgraduate students

Both Riccardo and Michaela are studying for a PhD as part of the 'Family health in the lifecourse' research group at Witten/Herdecke University. They are combining their visit here with attending the Creative Approaches to Qualitative Research Summer School. 

Riccardo's and Michaela's pages on Researchgate.

Dr Carolina Ramirez, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile

June-July 2017, Visiting Researcher

Carolina is working on a project on community, space and belonging in multi-ethnic commercial neighbourhoods of Santiago, Chile.

Carolina's Academia.edu page

Dr Ashley Barnwell, University of Melbourne

July 2016, Visiting Researcher

Ashley's University of Melbourne page

Dr Elizaveta Polukhina, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow

July 2016, Visiting Researcher

Elizaveta's page on NRUHSE

Dr Dawn Lyon, University of Kent, UK

April 2016

Dawn's staff page on the University of Kent website

Melissa Verhoef, Utrecht University, Netherlands,

April-June 2016, Visiting PhD student

Melissa is doing a PhD on the effect of parental work schedules on family life and children's well-being. 

Melissa's Utrecht University web page

Dr Gaëlle Aeby, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Jan 2016-July 2017, Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellow

During Gaëlle's stay at the Morgan Centre, she is studying how people mark divorce or separation in their lives, and how their social networks change after breakup with a partner. 

Gaëlle's Academia.edu page

Tânia Machado, University of Minho, Portugal

October - December 2015

Tânia joins us as part of her doctoral research on the experiences of, and attitudes towards, lesbian mothers in Portugal.

Tânia's Academia.edu page (Opens in new window)

Kinneret Lahad, Tel Aviv University, Israel

June - July 2015

Kinneret's webpage on Academia.edu (Opens in new window)

Veronica Policarpo, University of Lisbon, Portugal

April - June 2015

Veronica is once again visiting the Morgan Centre for 3 months. During her time in Manchester, Veronica is organising an event with Rachael Scicluna on 'The Politics and Poetics of the Table'.

More details on 'The Politics and Poetics of the Table'

Annukka Lahti, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

March - May 2015

Annukka is a visiting doctoral student from the University of Jyvaskyla, where she works in the Family Research Centre. The subject of Annukka's doctoral thesis is ambivalences and tensions in bisexual women's and their partners' relationship talk. Annukka's research interests include continuities and changes in contemporary intimate relationships, (bi)sexuality and affect.

Monica Santoro, University of Milan, Italy

May - June 2014

Visiting researcher, analysing inter-ethnic couples in Britain to carry out comparative research between UK and Italy.

Darlane Andrade, University of Bahia, Brazil

April - June 2014

Honorary research fellow, working on research on single adults during this visit. 

Veronica Policarpo, University of Lisbon, Portugal

October 2013 - December 2013

Christine Roman, Orebro University, Sweden

September 2013 - October 2013

Christine's webpage

Rebecca Jennings, Macquarie University, Australia

August 2013 - October 2013

Rebecca's webpage

Karin Widerberg, University of Oslo, Norway (Simon Visiting Professorship)

May 2013

Her main research fields are theory of science and methodology, understandings of gender (in general) and time, work and body but also sexual violence and law in a gender perspective. Her recent major research project was on ‘The Sociality of Tiredness’ and she is currently involved in an EU funded project on ‘Changing Knowledge and Disciplinary Boundaries through Integrative Research Methods in the Social Sciences and Humanities’.

During her visit, Karin will be giving a seminar titled Homes instead of families? Towards a critique of family sociology traditions and some suggestions for alternative approaches on 9th May and a workshop titled From Memory Work to experience stories - for the sake of knowledge on 17th May.

Karin's webpage

Miriam Cassar, PhD student

September 2013

Sanna Moilanen, PhD student, Jyvaskyla University

January 2013 - January 2014

Liciana Caneschi, PhD student, University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

January 2013 - January 2014

Liciana's research interests are youth transitions and young people's understandings of time.

Monica Santoro, University of Milan, Italy

November 2012 - January 2013

Raelene Wilding, La Trobe University, Australia

20 June 2012

Raelene's webpage

Jo Lindsay, University of Monash, Australia

11 -14 June 2012

Jo specialises in the sociology of families, youth and health. Her research interests include gender relations, work/family balance, consumption, health inequalities and social change.

Jo's webpage

Betina Hollstein, University of Hamburg, Germany (Simon Visiting Professorship)

February 2012

Betina's research interests include the sociology of the lifecourse, with a focus on how qualitative social network analysis can be used to explore relationships at different stages.

Luana Cunha Ferreira, University of Lisbon and University of Coimbra, Portugal

November 2011 - January 2012

Luana is working on a PhD thesis on the topic of intimacy, sexual desire and differentiation in long-term couple relationships. She will be working with Vanessa May and Sue Heath.

Intimacy and Desire project website 

Eija Sevon, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

September - December 2011

Eija's research interests are everyday family life, family relationships and parenting. Currently she is conducting her postdoctoral research project 'Young children's daily family life and positive parenting', funded by the Academy of Finland. During her visit she will be working with Vanessa May on a research project titled 'Children's socio-emotional wellbeing and daily family life in a 24-h economy' in which three countries: Finland, UK and the Netherlands will be studied.

Estibaliz de Miguel, PhD student, University of the Basque Country, Spain

2011

Estibaliz has a degree in Social Work (1996) and graduated in Sociology in 2004. Her PhD Dissertation was titled "Life trajectories of condemned female from a gender perspective", so her main research fields are exclusion, inequalities and feminism.

She has also been engaged in social activism related to prison and the links between spirituality and politics.