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Resident Scholars

Beverley Anebo-Kissi

BA Cultural Studies and Media @ University of Kent

Beverley joins TMS as a Resident Scholar for 2024 as part of our collaboration with the University of Kent's Creative Project in Cultural Studies module. Undergraduate students in their final year of study take up a residency with us in order to add some creativity and a public-facing approach to their social research projects.

"I am producing a podcast that will involve talking to ethnically African women of different ages on their experiences as immigrants and children of immigrants and their views on African identity, community and culture in the UK. This project will explore and compare the views of first-generation African migrants and second-generation black British of African descent and their opinions on whether their identity and culture are disappearing whilst they are living in the diaspora."

Beverley is supervised by Dr David Garbin, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Kent.

Emily Bampoe

BA Sociology @ University of Kent

Emily joins TMS as a Resident Scholar for 2024 as part of our collaboration with the University of Kent's Creative Project in Cultural Studies module. Undergraduate students in their final year of study take up a residency with us in order to add some creativity and a public-facing approach to their social research projects.

'I will be creating a podcast which will aim to explore how Molly Mae, a former Love Island contestant now turned social media influencer, has impacted the way individuals shop online. This allows me to discuss the relationship between influencers and consumerism within society in a conversational format.'

Emily is supervised by Dr Triona Fitton, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Student Success at the University of Kent.

Grace Myers

BA Cultural Studies and Media @ University of Kent

Grace joins TMS as a Resident Scholar for 2024 as part of our collaboration with the University of Kent's Creative Project in Cultural Studies module. Undergraduate students in their final year of study take up a residency with us in order to add some creativity and a public-facing approach to their social research projects.

“Growing up Jewish, I have always felt a deep connection to my religion culturally and spiritually. My creative dissertation piece is a homage to the Jewish experience and the importance food has within the religion. It is designed to be a coffee table cook book where I will recall on my recent time spent in Israel, the history of food and Judaism respectively, as well as a few stories and personal recipes from my childhood passed down to me by other Jewish family members.”

Grace is supervised by Dr David Nettleingham, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Kent, and Visiting Tutor at The Margate School.

Izzy Wihlborg

BA Cultural Studies and Media @ University of Kent

Izzy joins TMS as a Resident Scholar for 2024 as part of our collaboration with the University of Kent's Creative Project in Cultural Studies module. Undergraduate students in their final year of study take up a residency with us in order to add some creativity and a public-facing approach to their social research projects.

"My project aims to combine sociological and creative skills, and a passion to enhance sociology's engagement with public audiences. I am researching the narratives of 'third culture kids', a recently coined sociological term for children of mixed heritage who spend a significant time of their lives abroad in a culture different from their own. Specifically, I am looking at the benefits and challenges of international education in this context. This research is going to be presented in a photo journal/coffee table book and an exhibition which includes portraiture photography of participants and narratives from interviews to present experiences that an audience can relate to and empathise with, all while learning about the wider social phenomenon of third culture kids."

Izzy is supervised by Dr David Nettleingham, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Kent, and Visiting Tutor at The Margate School.

Shakith Sakthitharan

BA Sociology @ University of Kent

Shakith joins TMS as a Resident Scholar for 2024 as part of our collaboration with the University of Kent's Creative Project in Cultural Studies module. Undergraduate students in their final year of study take up a residency with us in order to add some creativity and a public-facing approach to their social research projects.

Shakith is supervised by Prof Carolyn Pedwell, Professor of Cultural Studies and Media at the University of Kent.

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