Anna Bagnoli

Dr Anna Bagnoli


Anna’s research interests focus on methodological innovation in the social sciences, qualitative and creative methods for the study of people’s lives and identities. She supports Wolfson students as a Tutor and is Director of studies for Human Social and Political Sciences.

Anna Bagnoli

Anna’s doctoral training as a student of Wolfson and Marie Curie Fellow was at the Centre for Family Research of the University of Cambridge, with the Narratives of Identity and Migration project. She has had research posts at the National Research Council in Rome, the LSE Gender Institute, the DG IV of the European Parliament in Brussels, the University of Leeds, and the University of Cambridge.

A qualitative research specialist and keen visual researcher, she teaches qualitative, visual and creative methods, supervises undergraduate and postgraduate qualitative projects, and lectures on Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis for the MPhil in Sociology at Cambridge.


Anna’s research blends a substantive focus on the complexities of identity processes at different stages in the life-course with an emphasis on methodological innovation and crossover between the social sciences and the arts. Her current research work, for which she carried out in-depth interviews in three regions of Italy, looks at identities and suffering in people’s lives in the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis.