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Mobile and Embodied Methods of Research

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September 25, 2014
Time: 1:30-3:30pm

CJ Building, Room 2.113
Concordia University
7141 Sherbrooke W
Montreal (Qc)

Ageing + Communication + Technologies, the Feminist Media Studio and the Mobile Media Lab are co-sponsoring a workshop led by Dr. Lesley Murray (University of Brighton, UK) for graduate students titled “Mobile and Embodied Methods of Research.” Space is limited so please reserve your spot as soon as possible by contacting Constance Lafontaine at

Drawing from a number of research projects that have used ‘mobile’ and embodied research methods, this workshop explores these methods and considers what distinctive knowledge they produce. We will look at the importance of researching ‘in place’ and ‘on the move’ but also at methods we can use to capture the range of emotional and multi sensory engagements with the world. These can include negotiated methods for the self-generation of data such as video diaries and online blogs; and directed activities such as mobile interviewing and film animation workshops. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to try out and evaluate some of methods discussed.

Lesley Murray is a Senior Lecturer in Social Science in the School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton, UK. Lesley previously worked as a transport researcher/strategic planner in London government, focusing primarily on the mobility needs of marginalised groups. She is a trans-disciplinary researcher whose interests centre on the social and cultural aspects of mobilities, and has written on gendered mobilities, children’s mobilities and mobile methodologies and methods.