- Associate Researcher, CU Dept of Sociology
- Tutor, Wolfson College
Anna is an Associate Researcher at the Department of Sociology, where she contributes to the teaching of qualitative research methods.
Her PhD, which she carried out at the Centre for Family Research (University of Cambridge, 2001), investigated the identities of young people in England and Italy, with the involvement of a sample of young first generation migrants between the two countries. The project promoted the young people’s participation through a qualitative and mixed-method approach.
She has since held postdoctoral research positions at the University of Cambridge and at the University of Leeds, where from 2005 to 2008 she was a member of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods Real Life Methods Node.
Anna has a keen methodological interest in qualitative research methods and her current work is focused on the use of visual and arts-based methods in the social sciences. Her substantive research looks at young people and gender, and she has investigated the process of identity construction, the identities of young migrants, science interest amongst girls and boys and gender and scientific careers.