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Dawn Mannay

Lecture in Social Sciences
Cardiff University

Dawn Mannay is a Lecturer in Social Science at Cardiff University. Her research interests revolve around class, education, gender, identity and inequality; and she employs participatory, visual, creative and narrative methods in her work. Dawn is currently the Principal Investigator on a Welsh Government funded project exploring the educational experiences of looked after children in Wales. She is co-convener of the British Sociological Association’s Visual Sociology Study Group.

Biography

Dawn Mannay is a Lecturer in Social Science (Psychology) at Cardiff University and also held the posts of Associate Lecturer at the Open University and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Newport; as well acting as a Trustee for the Women Making a Difference Program. She is also the co-convener of the British Sociological Association’s Visual Sociology Study Group and she has facilitated a number of international workshops on the use of visual and creative methods. Dawn is has recently edited a new collection for the University Wales Press, ‘Our changing land: revisiting gender, class and identity in contemporary Wales’; and written a sole authored text for Routledge, ‘Visual, narrative and creative research methods: application, reflection and ethics’.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Dawn's research interests revolve around class, education, gender, geography, generation, national identity, violence and inequality; and she employs participatory, visual, creative and narrative methods in her work with communities. Dawn is currently the Principal Investigator on a Welsh Government funded project exploring the educational experiences and aspirations of looked after children in Wales.

Personal Interests

    Dawn enjoys reading, walking, swimming, travel, eating out and spending time with family and friends.

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Books

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Articles

Qualitative Research

Doing ethnography or applying a qualitative technique?: Reflections from...


Published: Jul 10, 2015 by Qualitative Research
Authors: Dawn Mannay and Melanie Morgan
Subjects: Psychological Science, Sociology, Anthropology - Soc Sci

This article focuses on the importance of the ‘waiting field’; an opportunity to explore the times where real lives carry on before they make room for the intrusion of the data production of ‘the technique’ and remind us that much qualitative research is, in fact, an ethnographic undertaking: one that encompasses the researcher within and beyond the field.

The Journal of Corporate Citizenship

Story telling beyond the academy: exploring roles, responsibilities and...


Published: Jun 01, 2015 by The Journal of Corporate Citizenship
Authors: Dawn Mannay
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Media and Cultural Studies, Sociology, Communication Studies

In the last decade there has been a movement towards facilitating Open Access to academic outputs via the World Wide Web...The paper utilises autoethnography and poetry to reflect on my own encounter with the requirement for Open Access and the ways in which this brings up concerns around ethics, obligations and integrity.

Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning

What students want? Exploring the role of the institution in supporting successf


Published: May 07, 2015 by Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning
Authors: Dawn Mannay and Ceri Wilcock
Subjects: Education, Sociology

The paper considers how educational cultures can create and perpetuate disadvantage. Exploring students’ accounts of pedagogy and administration, the paper focuses on online provision in distance learning and offers a range of strategies that could potentially improve the delivery of an Open University module and students’ experiences in future presentations.

Women's Studies International Forum

Achieving respectable motherhood? exploring the impossibility of feminist...


Published: Dec 04, 2014 by Women's Studies International Forum
Authors: Dawn Mannay
Subjects: Psychological Science, Sociology

This paper explores the tensions between post-feminist discourses of freedom and the everyday negotiation of feminised identities in private and public spaces, focusing on mothers residing in a marginalised locale in urban south Wales, UK.

Contemporary Wales

Who should do the dishes now? exploring gender and housework in contemporary...


Published: Sep 03, 2014 by Contemporary Wales
Authors: Dawn Mannay
Subjects: Education, Psychological Science, Sociology

This paper revisits Jane Pilcher’s (1994) seminal chapter ‘Who should do the dishes? Three generations of Welsh women talking about men and housework’. Two decades on from the original study, the paper explores this question in contemporary south Wales by drawing upon data generated in a study of mothers and daughters residing in a Welsh, marginalised, urban housing area.

Visual Studies

'Who put that on there … why why why?' Power games and participatory techniques


Published: Apr 02, 2013 by Visual Studies
Authors: Dawn Mannay
Subjects: Psychological Science, Sociology, Anthropology - Soc Sci

The use of participant-led visual data production is often seen as advantageous because data can be directed, constructed and created away from the influence of the researcher; however, although participatory techniques offer an opportunity to disrupt power relations, they are unable to transcend familial practices.

Gender and Education

'Keeping close and spoiling' revisited: exploring the significance of 'home'...


Published: Jan 01, 2013 by Gender and Education
Authors: Dawn Mannay
Subjects: Education, Psychological Science, Sociology, Anthropology - Soc Sci

This paper revisits Diana Leonard's seminal paper ‘Keeping close and spoiling in a south Wales town’, by drawing on one mother and daughter case study. Leonard focused on geographical closeness and the strategies employed by parents to keep their children living at home, rather than sending them to university.

Qualitative Inquiry

Taking refuge in the branches of a guava tree: the difficulty of retaining...


Published: Nov 06, 2011 by Qualitative Inquiry
Authors: Dawn Mannay
Subjects: Psychological Science, Sociology, Anthropology - Soc Sci

Issues of anonymity of place, participants, and visual images are well documented in social science research. However, in this article, I move beyond issues of the immediate concerns of anonymity to a wider application that encompasses the position of research participants, the researcher, and that of individuals who are unaware that they are a focus of research.

Qualitative Research

Making the familiar strange: Can visual research methods render the familiar...


Published: Jul 01, 2010 by Qualitative Research
Authors: Dawn Mannay
Subjects: Psychological Science, Sociology, Anthropology - Soc Sci

he paper describes how I, as an indigenous researcher, employed visual methods of data production in order to suspend my preconceptions of familiar territory, and facilitate an understanding of the unique viewpoints of mothers and daughters on the margins of contemporary Britain. The paper focuses the usefulness of the approach for making the familiar strange when the researchers own experience mirrors that of their participants.

News

BISR Methods Lunch: Spaces Between Visibility and Invisibility

By: Dawn Mannay
Subjects: Anthropology - Soc Sci, Applied Arts & Music, Education, Mental Health, Music, Psychological Science, Sociology, Sociology & Social Policy, Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice

BISR Methods Lunch: Spaces Between Visibility and Invisibility: Employing Creative Methods of Re-Visualisation to Enable Ethical yet Influential Impacts

Starts19 April 2016 - 12:30
Finishes19 April 2016 - 14:00
VenueRoom 120, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck University of London, WC1H 0PD
Booking details
Free entry; booking required
 
 
 

Event description

BISR Methods Lunch: Spaces Between Visibility and Invisibility: Employing Creative Methods of Re-Visualisation to Enable Ethical yet Influential Impacts

Speaker: Dr Dawn Mannay, Cardiff University 
Chair: Dr Melissa Butcher, Birkbeck, University of London

Free event open to all: Book your place

Contemporary social science research is often concerned to engage with and promote particular forms of innovative data production, such as photo-elicitation, collaging, film or drawing. These visual artefacts can elicit new conversations, fight familiarity and enable a more nuanced account of participants’ lives. Participants can also reclaim acceptable identities, and tell new stories, through creative methodologies and visual participatory productions. However, there are ethical tensions between ‘giving voice’ and maintaining confidentiality in relation to digital landscapes, occularcentric cultures, open access and time immemorial. Centralising the space between visibility and invisibility, the paper discusses how visual exposure can be both a tool of empowerment and a vehicle of disempowerment.  Presenting examples of graphic art, poetry, film and music videos the paper considers how re-visualising research findings can contribute to ethical and impactful forms of dissemination.

Dawn Mannay is a Lecturer in Social Science (Psychology) at Cardiff University and also held the posts of Associate Lecturer at the Open University and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Newport; as well acting as a Trustee for the Women Making a Difference Program. Her research interests revolve around class, education, gender, geography, generation, national identity, violence and inequality; and she employs participatory, visual, creative and narrative methods in her work with communities. Dawn is currently the Principal Investigator on a Welsh Government funded project exploring the educational experiences and aspirations of looked after children in Wales. She is also the co-convener of the British Sociological Association’s Visual Sociology Study Group and she has facilitated a number of international workshops on the use of visual and creative methods.

Relevant Publications:

  • Mannay, D. ed. 2016. (forthcoming) Our Changing Land: Revisiting Gender, Class and Identity in Contemporary Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
  • Mannay, D. 2016. Visual, Narrative and Creative Research Methods: Application, Reflection and Ethics. London: Routledge.
  • Mannay, D. and Morgan, M. 2015. Doing Ethnography or Applying a Qualitative Technique?: Reflections From the 'Waiting Field'. Qualitative Research 15(2): 166–182.
  • Mannay, D. 2013. 'Who put that on there … why why why?' Power Games and Participatory Techniques of Visual Data Production. Visual Studies 28(2): 136-146

‘Methods Lunch’ is a series of lunchtime seminars, designed to interrupt your day with some methodological food for thought… Come along and hear about exciting new developments in social research methods and methodologies and bring your lunch!.

Contact name
Attendees
Dr Dawn Manny Dr Melissa Butcher
Further details
More information about this event… - 
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/bisr/events/bbk-local?uid=931dea8764464aeebbf783da6285dc1f  

Book Launch 13th April 2015

By: Dawn Mannay
Subjects: Education, Health and Social Care, Information Science, Media and Cultural Studies, Media, Journalism and Communications, Mental Health, Other, Psychological Science, Sociology, Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Visual Research Methods – Working with Creatives

13/04/2016, 17:30 - 19:00

see - http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/events/view/visual-research-methods-working-with-creatives/

This interdisciplinary research seminar will include 10 minute presentations on three different projects, before offering the opportunity for questions and some discussion. The seminar will be followed by the launch of Dawn Mannay’s book: Visual, Narrative and Creative Research Methods (Routledge, 2016), and wine and refreshments.

  • Find out more about how those in a range of disciplines are using visual methods
  • Hear examples of how academics have collaborated with creatives
  • Meet with others interested in using visual methods in their work

Project 1: ‘Art, Film and Music: Engaging Audiences at the Level of Affect and Increasing Impact’
Dawn Mannay (School of Social Sciences)

This presentation focuses on the opportunities of arts base dissemination to tell new stories through creative methodologies. Reflecting on a range of projects with marginalised communities, it considers how researchers can employ images, poetry, film and music to make their findings more accessible and engender wider impacts.

Project 2: ‘Arts & Experiences of Infertility Workshops’
Lisa El Refaie (School of English, Communication and Philosophy)
and Alida Payson (School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies)

The aim of this ongoing pilot research project is to explore the use of comics drawing workshops as a way of investigating and disseminating findings about the infertility experiences of Black and ethnic minority women in Wales. The project, funded by the Welsh Crucible, is led by Sofia Gameiro in Psychology and will also involve the graphic illustrator Paula Knight.

Project 3: ‘There is no such thing as a stupid question’
Edward Gomez (School of Physics and Astronomy)
and Laura Sorvala (Graphic Illustrator at auralab)

The comic book ‘There is no such thing as a stupid question’accompanies the education programme of Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope network (LCOGT), particularly our partnership with Universe in the Classroom (a primary school programme in Wales). This work was supported by LCOGT and the Welsh Government.

Book Launch: Responses from Professor Emma Renold (Cardiff University) & Professor Helen Lomax (University of Nottingham)

Hosted by the Creative Cardiff Research Network and the School of Social Sciences, with support from Creative Cardiff
For further information, please contact Dr Johann Gregory:
[email protected]

 

Committee Rooms, Glamorgan Building
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff
CF10 3WT


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This event is for academics at Cardiff University, and anyone else interested in visual methods and collaboration between creatives and academics. Open to all, but please book a place.