Opportunities for a range of student, academic and professional audiences to explore the use of simple graphic and visual methods as ways of working with research process, data and theoretical ideas, in any discipline, at any level.
The options below can be delivered as standalone events or in combination. I am happy to discuss creating bespoke combinations to meet your specific requirements. Minimum timings are given. There is no charge for these events.
Getting Graphic 1: The accidental cartoonist
Illustrated presentation on the power, pleasure and practice of graphic/visual methods in research. Dr Kate Carruthers Thomas traces the development of her own graphic social science practice, from early experiments with doodles, sketches and cartoons to mapping and the more complex form of the graphic essay. This presentation includes examples drawn from recent research projects. (45 minutes)
Getting Graphic 2: On the page
Participative workshop introducing the use of simple graphic methods to work with research process, data and theoretical ideas in any discipline and at any level, including postgraduate researchers. No graphics/drawing expertise necessary! This workshop includes opportunities to experiment and discuss. (60 minutes)
Getting Graphic 3: My brilliant career? an investigation
Presentation of findings from contemporary UK research on gendered experience of work and career in HE supported by the graphic exhibit: My Brilliant Career? An Investigation. Suitable for academic and student audiences as well as equality and diversity managers and teams. (45 minutes)
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org 07752 674149 @kcarrutherst
Dr Kate Carruthers Thomas is a Senior Research Fellow and Athena SWAN Project Manager at Birmingham City University. Kate specialises in interdisciplinary enquiry into contemporary higher education, inequalities and gender. She is an experienced presenter and workshop facilitator and presented her work with graphic and visual methods at several academic conferences and workshops in 2017 and 2018.