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Anna Bagnoli

I have a keen methodological interest in qualitative approaches to research, with a particular emphasis on participatory designs and on researching the social through visual and arts-based methods. I am currently doing methodological research on the use of the arts in the social sciences, and working towards a publication on this topic. In the academic year 2011-2012 I am contributing to research methods teaching in the Department of Sociology, lecturing undergraduates on Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis for the INT2 course. I will also be lecturing postgraduates on Visual Methods at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona.

My substantive research looks at young people, identities and gender. My PhD project (Cambridge, 2001), which I carried out with a creative blend of methods, studied the process of identity construction in young people in relation to the experience of migration, with a sample of first generation migrants moving between Italy and England. I have since had various research posts at the Universities of Cambridge and Leeds. At the Department of Sociology of the University of Cambridge I have worked on two projects focusing on gender and science. The PRAGES project was an EC-funded coordination action which evaluated the positive action schemes addressing gender inequalities in science in various countries. The project Boys, Girls and SET: Family, Gender and Young People’s Aspirations to Get into Science, which I co-led with Prof Jackie Scott and which was funded with a Nuffield Small Grant, investigated the take up of scientific careers by young people in relation to gender and to family background, through an analysis of the youth data from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS).

Brief CV

2011 – current Tutor and Governing Body Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge

2010 – 2011 Research Associate, CIDDRG, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

2010 Research Associate, Boys, Girls and SET: Family, Gender and Young People’s Aspirations to Get into Science, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

2008 – 2010 Research Associate, PRAGES project, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

2005 – 2008 Research Fellow, Real Life Methods Node, ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, University of Leeds 

2002 – 2003 ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge

2001 – 2002 EP Ramon y Cajal Scholar, STOA, DG IV, European Parliament, Brussels

1998 – 2000 EC Marie Curie Fellow, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge 

1996 – 2001 PhD, Centre for Family Research, Social and Political Sciences Faculty, University of Cambridge
Thesis title: Narratives of Identity and Migration: an Autobiographical Study on Young People in England and Italy

Research Interests

Qualitative research methods, visual and arts-based methods

Young people’s lives and identities 

Migration and identities

Gender and scientific careers 

Publications

Work accepted or in press

Bagnoli, A., Demey, D. and Scott, J. (forthcoming, 2013) Gender, Family, and Young People’s Aspirations for SET Occupations: a Longitudinal View from the British Household Panel Survey Youth Data, in I. Schoon and J. Eccles (eds.) Gender differences in aspirations and attainments – a life course perspective, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Edited journals

Bagnoli, A. and Ketokivi, K. (2009) (eds.) ‘At a Crossroads: Contemporary Lives between Fate and Choice’, European Societies, special issue, 11 (3). 

Articles in journals

Bagnoli, A. and Clark, A. (2010) ‘Focus Groups with Young People: A Participatory Approach to Research Planning’, Journal of Youth Studies, 13(1), 101-119.

Bagnoli, A. (2009) ‘Beyond the Standard Interview: The Use of Graphic Elicitation and Arts-based Methods’, Qualitative Research, special issue, 9(5), 547-570.

Bagnoli, A. (2009) ‘’On an Introspective Journey’: Identities and Travel in Young People’s Lives’, European Societies, special issue, 11 (3), 325-345.

Bagnoli, A. (2007) ‘Between Outcast and Outsider: Constructing the Identity of the Foreigner’, European Societies, 9(1), 23-44.

Bagnoli, A. (2004) ‘Researching Identities with Multi-method Autobiographies’, Sociological Research Online, 9(2). http://www.socresonline.org.uk/9/2/bagnoli.html 

Bagnoli. A. (2003) ‘Imagining the Lost Other: The Experience of Loss and the Process of Identity Construction in Young People’, Journal of Youth Studies, 6(2), 203-217.

Book chapters

Bagnoli, A. (2012) Beyond the Standard Interview: the Use of Graphic Elicitation and Arts-based Methods, in J. Goodwin (ed.) SAGE Biographical Research, London: Sage. Originally published in Qualitative Research, 9(5).

Bagnoli, A. (2012) Making Sense of Mixed Methods Narratives: Young People’s Identities, Life-plans and Time Orientations, in S. Heath and C. Walker (eds.), Innovations in Youth Research, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 77-100.

Bagnoli, A. (2011) Beyond the Standard Interview: The Use of Graphic Elicitation and Arts-based Methods’ in A. Coffey and T. Hall (eds.) Researching Young People, Sage Fundamentals of Applied Research, London: Sage, vol.2, 343-365. Originally published in Qualitative Research, 9(5).

Bagnoli, A. (2009) ‘Researching Identities with Multi-method Autobiographies’, in B. Harrison (ed.) Life Story Research, Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods, London, Sage, 376-397. First published in Sociological Research Online, 9(2). 

Prosser, J. and Bagnoli, A. (2009) ‘Exploring Young People’s Lives: Using Visual Methods within a Qualitative Longitudinal Research Study’, in M. Martha Lengeling (ed.) Selection of Articles from the Second International Qualitative Research Conference, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico: Imprenta Universitaria, 265-274.

Bagnoli, A. (2004) ‘Constructing the hybrid identities of Europeans’, in G. Titley (ed.) ‘Resituating Culture’, Strasbourg: Directorate of Youth and Sport, Council of Europe Publishing, 57-67. 

Working papers

Wiles, R., Prosser, J., Bagnoli, A., Clark, A., Davies, K., Holland S., Renold, E. (2008) ‘Visual Ethics: Ethical Issues in Visual Research’, ESRC National Centre for Research Methods Review Paper. 

  • Position: Associate Researcher; Tutor and Governing Body Fellow, Wolfson College
  • E-mail: ab247@cam.ac.uk
  • Tel: 01223 335904
  • Address: Wolfson College, Cambridge, CB3 9BB
  • Website:Wolfson College
  • Research Interests:Qualitative research methods, visual and arts-based methods; Young people’s lives and identities; Migration and identities; Gender and scientific careers
  • Dr Bagnoli supervises graduate students