Evaluating and Critiquing the Uses of and Educational Dimension of On-going, City-wide Children’s Participation.
My background is in policy and sociology. I am interested in child-friendly cities, participation methods and tools, educational technology, gamification, temporary urbanism and pop-up places, children’s development in cities, and play.
During the 2018 – 2019 academic year, I am being hosted as a visiting researcher at the University of Oslo’s Department of Educational Sciences.
Sawyer, T. (2018), ‘Book Review of: Hayday, M and Blake, R. B. (editors), Celebrating Canada. University of Toronto Press, 2016’,
Nations and Nationalism, 24(1), pp 450.
Sponsor / Funder
College of Social Sciences Scholarship
Research Abroad Funding: Erasmus+
“Imagining Nationhood in Sub-State Governance Buildings: A Comparison of the Welsh Senedd and the Scottish Parliament Building.” Panel presentation at the Imaging Urban Utopias Conference. Leeds, England, UK. 27 – 28 June 2016
“Plurality Belonging and the Nation State.” Coordinator of Ethnicity, Nationalism, and National Identity Network
(ENNIN) Conference. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. 19 – 20 May 2016
2016-2017 English Teaching Assistant, Lørenskog videregående skole (Norway)
2014 BA Public Policy, Ohio State University
2016 MSc in Nationalism Studies, University of Edinburgh.
Research Assistant, Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, January 2018 – Present
Peer Reviewer, Journal for the Sociology of the Everyday, University of Sheffield, September 2016 – Present
Co-Founder & CEO, SammTalk, November 2018 - Present