Dr Sonja Marzi

  • Lecturer in Research Methods and Inequalities (Sociology)

email: Sonja.Marzi@glasgow.ac.uk

School of Social and Political Science, University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Building, Bute Gardens, Room 616, G12 8RT

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5338-6945

Biography

I am a Lecturer in Research Methods and Inequalities and joined the University of Glasgow in March 2022. Before joining the University of Glasgow, I was a fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (Department of Methodology), and I continue to hold a Visiting Fellow position at the Latin America and Caribbean Centre at the LSE.

My research draws on feminist, anti-racist and post-colonial theories and pushes the boundaries of collaboration and (remote) participatory research designs, focusing on (re)conceptualising gendered urban challenges in Colombia. Building on cutting-edge methods of using audio-visual digital methods (e.g., film and video) I co-produce knowledge on gendered urban inequalities with displaced women in Medellin and Bogota. In particular I contribute to new understandings about women’s resistance to multiple forms of violence, activism and negotiation of their urban futures in contexts and times of crisis.

My research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK; The Fritz-Thyssen Foundation, Germany; and by an LSE Knowledge Exchange and Impact fund, UK. 

I received my Ph.D. from the University of East Anglia, Department of International Development, exploring young Colombians’ socio-spatial inequalities and aspirations in Cartagena; improving understandings of young people’s negotiations towards their desired futures.

Research interests

- Gendered inequalities in urban space
- Resistance to multiple forms of violence
- Violence and (chronic) trauma
- Displacement
- Women's activism & participation
- Feminist geographies
- Qualitative and feminist research methodology
- Participatory (visual) methods
- Remote qualitative and participatory research

 

Publications

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2022

Marzi, S. and Pain, R. (2022) The next REF should place greater value on the ‘impact-in-process’ generated by co-produced research. [Website]

2021

Marzi, S. (2021) Participatory video from a distance: co-producing knowledge during the COVID-19 pandemic using smartphones. Qualitative Research, (doi: 10.1177/14687941211038171) (Early Online Publication)

Marzi, S. (2021) ‘Having money is not the essential thing . . . but . . . it gets everything moving’: young Colombians navigating towards uncertain futures? Sociological Research Online, (doi: 10.1177/13607804211024273) (Early Online Publication)

Marzi, S. (2021) Looking towards the future: intersectionalities of race, class and place in young Colombians’ lives. In: Horton, J., Pimlott-Wilson, H. and Hall, S. (eds.) Growing Up and Getting By: International Perspectives on Childhood and Youth in Hard Times. Policy Press: Bristol, UK, pp. 251-268. ISBN 9781447352891

2020

Marzi, S. (2020) Conducting transnational participatory research with women during Covid-19 remotely: an impossibility? [Website]

2018

Marzi, S. (2018) Childhood, youth and violence in global contexts: research and practice in dialogue. Children's Geographies, 16(2), pp. 211-212. (doi: 10.1080/14733285.2017.1297761)[Book Review]

Marzi, S. (2018) ‘We are labeled as gang members, even though we are not’: belonging, aspirations and social mobility in Cartagena. Development Studies Research, 5(1), pp. 15-25. (doi: 10.1080/21665095.2018.1466720)

2016

Marzi, S. (2016) Aspirations and social mobility: the role of social and spatial (im)mobilities in the development and achievement of young people’s aspirations. In: Ni Laoire, C., White, A. and Skelton, T. (eds.) Movement, Mobilities, and Journeys. Series: Geographies of children and young people (6). Springer: Singapore, pp. 111-130. ISBN 9789812870285 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-4585-93-4_21-1)

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Number of items: 8.

Articles

Marzi, S. (2021) Participatory video from a distance: co-producing knowledge during the COVID-19 pandemic using smartphones. Qualitative Research, (doi: 10.1177/14687941211038171) (Early Online Publication)

Marzi, S. (2021) ‘Having money is not the essential thing . . . but . . . it gets everything moving’: young Colombians navigating towards uncertain futures? Sociological Research Online, (doi: 10.1177/13607804211024273) (Early Online Publication)

Marzi, S. (2018) ‘We are labeled as gang members, even though we are not’: belonging, aspirations and social mobility in Cartagena. Development Studies Research, 5(1), pp. 15-25. (doi: 10.1080/21665095.2018.1466720)

Book Sections

Marzi, S. (2021) Looking towards the future: intersectionalities of race, class and place in young Colombians’ lives. In: Horton, J., Pimlott-Wilson, H. and Hall, S. (eds.) Growing Up and Getting By: International Perspectives on Childhood and Youth in Hard Times. Policy Press: Bristol, UK, pp. 251-268. ISBN 9781447352891

Marzi, S. (2016) Aspirations and social mobility: the role of social and spatial (im)mobilities in the development and achievement of young people’s aspirations. In: Ni Laoire, C., White, A. and Skelton, T. (eds.) Movement, Mobilities, and Journeys. Series: Geographies of children and young people (6). Springer: Singapore, pp. 111-130. ISBN 9789812870285 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-4585-93-4_21-1)

Book Reviews

Marzi, S. (2018) Childhood, youth and violence in global contexts: research and practice in dialogue. Children's Geographies, 16(2), pp. 211-212. (doi: 10.1080/14733285.2017.1297761)[Book Review]

Website

Marzi, S. and Pain, R. (2022) The next REF should place greater value on the ‘impact-in-process’ generated by co-produced research. [Website]

Marzi, S. (2020) Conducting transnational participatory research with women during Covid-19 remotely: an impossibility? [Website]

This list was generated on Fri Oct 7 06:25:22 2022 BST.

Grants

2022 - Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund small grant scheme, £1693

2020 - ESRC Methods Development Grant, UK (PI: Dr Sonja Marzi, Co-I: Professor Rachel Pain and Dr Jen Tarr), £202,134

2020 - LSE Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fund UK, £51,050

2019 - LSE Knowledge Exchange and Impact Grant, UK, £1,495

2018 - Fritz Thyssen Foundation Research Project Grant, Research Project: ‘Migrant Women in Medellin and Their Right to the City’ (suspended in 2020 due to pandemic and extended until September 2022), €42,713

Professional activities & recognition

Editorial boards

  • 2021: Qualitative Research

Professional & learned societies

  • , Royal Geographical Society