I work as a Lecturer in Digital Media Practice at the Sociology department, Lancaster University, UK. I am passionate about all things visual, and especially interested in media practices that involve people interacting with/through images.
Visual Research is at the core of my work, as it is co-authoring/co-producing. Most of my work is the result of collaboration, dialogue, and collective experimentation. I approach research as a shared process and I prioritise listening and observing on site, over analytical work on representation(s). It is through this approach that I explore media practices in the contexts of migration, kinship and intimacy, as I explain in detail in the afterword to Visual Methodology in Migration Studies (btw. it’s an open access book). These themes are also present in my “purely” visual work, which some may consider non-academic (e.g. contribution to “Reversality: An artistic investigation into social identities”, published by GMOA and UNHCR, also open access).
Apart from my role as IVSA Technology Advisor, I serve as vice-chair in ECREA Visual Cultures, I am a member of DFG research network “Transformative Bildichkeit: Zum Spannungsfeld von Bild un Gesellschaft”, and of research project “Visibilizando el dolor: narrativas visuals de la enfermedad y storytelling transmedia” funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacción.