Rachel Thomson is a Professor of Childhood and Youth Studies and Director of research and Knowledge Exchange at the University of Sussex. She is a sociologist and uses her methodological innovation, expertise and imagination to capture and understand social change and processes at crossroad between biographical and historical time, namely in what regards the life course and transitions, gender and sexuality. At the moment she is co-developing a project on Reanimating data: Experiments with people, places and archives (Funded by the ESRC Transforming Social Science). http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/285568
- Østergaard, J. & Thomson, R. (2020) ‘Thinking through cases: articulating variable and narrative logics in a longitudinal study of drug use and school drop out’: International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 23 (4): 423-436 | DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2020.1719616
- Thomson, R. & Østergaard, J. (forthcoming) ‘Open-ended transitions to adulthood: new metaphorical thinking for times of stasis’, Sociological Review
Open Access links:
- Thomson, R., & Baraitser, L. (2018). ‘Thinking through childhood and maternal studies: A feminist encounter’. In Rosen R. & Twamley K. (Eds.), Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or Foes? (pp. 66-82). London: UCL Press. Open access link https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt21c4t9k.10?refreqid=excelsior%3Ac995061e0c6431b524012b4cb25397cc&seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents
- Thomson, R., Berriman, L. & Bragg, S. (2018) Researching Everyday Childhoods: Time, Technology & Documentation, Bloomsbury Press. Open access link https://www.bloomsburycollections.com/book/researching-everyday-childhoods-time-technology-and-documentation-in-a-digital-age/
Päivi Armila is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Easter Finland. She is a researcher of youth in different societal and cultural margins. Her studies have concerned immigrant youth, marginal youth sub-cultures, as well as youth with disabilities. Her recent work deals with youth living in sparsely populated regions with narrow possibility structures when young people’s life course choices are under the scrutiny.
- Armila, Päivi & Sabour, Mhammed (2019) Finland: A Learning Society with a Limited Understanding of Ethnicity in the Everyday Life at School. Teoksessa Peter Stevens & A. Gary Dworkin (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Race and Ethnic Inequalities in Education. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Armila, Päivi, Käyhkö, Mari & Pöysä, Ville (2018) On the Educational Edges of a Learning Society. The Finnish Hinterland as a Framework of Educational Choices of Young People. The Journal of Youth Studies. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13676261.2018.1453128
- Harinen Päivi & Kivijärvi Antti (2016) Which Side? Young Multicultural Generation Facing Nationalistic Research Frameworks. In: Ahponen Pirkkoliisa, Harinen Päivi, Haverinen Ville-Samuli (eds.) Dislocations of Civic Cultural Borderlines: Methodological Nationalism, Transnational Reality and Cosmopolitan Dreams. Springer.