Anna Richter and Professor Rhodri Thomas

At this year's annual research symposium, PhD events students Anna Richter, Roxanne Yeganegy (University of Leeds) and Marianna Kornilaki engaged in conversations about the methods they are using for their research. 

They discussed the challenges of using critical discourse analysis, of researching social activism and events, and of using grounded theory.  These conversations enabled colleagues to understand more about the work of our postgraduate research community.

The symposium also provided an opportunity to listen to and discuss the research of an invited speaker, Dr Donna Chambers, University of Surrey, whose presentation, 'Gospel festivals and tourism: an unholy alliance?' drew on a variety of projects, but notably her work in Jamaica.  This session also complemented a series of staff research updates.