My research project addresses the city of York and the idea of conflicting narratives in a re-evaluation of the formation of identity in history based urban environments. Current focuses are on the diversity and differences of institutionally established perspectives against grass root narratives like urban explorers, community festivals, social media activity and members of groups like The Incredible Movement.
I am one of the first cohort of AHRC funded students as part of the Heritage Consortium a collective of seven universities pushing forward interdisciplinary approaches to understanding heritage.
Thesis title: ‘Theatres of Memory: Identity Formation in the Historic City’
Supervisors: Shane Ewen (Leeds Beckett), Natasha Vall (Teesside University) and Advisor Franco Bianchini (Hull University formerly Leeds Beckett)