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Dr Ella Harris

  • Research


    Research interests

    • Cultural Geographies of Precarity and Crisis
    • Interactive Documentary as an experimental research method and impact tool

    Research overview

    Dr Ella Harris is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. Her current project explores experiences of lockdown during the Covid 19 crisis, focusing on changing conceptions of freedom. The research uses participatory interactive documentary (I-Doc) making as method, working with communities in two diverse areas of London (Deptford and Dalston). The relational process of I-Doc making allows Ella to focus on how experiences of freedom, compliance and constraint during lockdown are differentiated by class and intersectional inequalities.
    Ella’s past work has focused on London’s pop-up culture and the glamorization of urban precarity. She is also involved in ongoing collaborative research projects on housing precarity, including on micro-housing, tiny homes and homelessness. This includes the BA/Leverhulme Small Grant funded project "Tiny Homes, Big Promises: Exploring the Emerging Geographies of Tiny House Developments in Austin, Texas".