My research project
White and other? Perceptions of school climate among Polish children in the UK
This research project explores the experiences and perceptions of school climate of Polish pupils that attend a school in England. The study focuses on how these children negotiate their immigrant and ethnic identity in their school amidst the dramatic social and political context of post-Brexit Britain. The methodological design takes an ethnographic approach. Research methods include participant observation and a palette of collaborative methods, including drawings, photographs, and Persona Dolls.
University roles and responsibilities
- Journal Assistant - Ethnic and Racial Studies
- Teaching Assistant
- President of the PostGraduate Society (2021-2022)
- Sociology PGR Academic Representative (2020-21)
Affiliations and memberships
In the media
Children's geographies; sociology of education; sociology of migration; social difference in education; qualitative methodology.
I have been teaching with the Sociology Department since the start of my PhD studies. Modules include:
SOC1026: Qualitative Field Methods
SOC2076: Research for Policy, Practice and Impact
SOC3063: Hate Crime
Courses I teach on
Bogossian-Porto, P. & Bogossian, T. (2021). The school is not enough: The role of non-formal educational spaces in preserving Armenian identity in the diasporic community. International Studies in Sociology of Education. DOI: 10.1080/09620214.2021.1912632.
Bogossian, T. (2021). Do right by me: Learning to Raise Black Children in White Spaces. [Book Review]. Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2021.1896020.
Bogossian, T. (2021). The ocean in the school: Pacific Islander students transforming their university. [Book Review]. Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, 44(3), pp. 459-461. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2020.1775862.
Bogossian, T. (2019). Participatory mapping in Latin America: A tool for adult education for social change. Postcolonial Directions in Education, 8(1), pp. 78-94.
Bogossian, T. (2018). School without party, curriculum ideologies and Didaktik: Deciphering discourses. Crítica Educativa, 4(2), pp. 69-76.
Lopes, J. J. M. & Bogossian, T. (2018). Para onde vai o sol quando ele se esconde? Pesquisas em Geografia da Infância [Where does the sun go when it hides? Research in Children's Geographies], in: Carreiro, H. J. S. & Tavares, M. T. G. (Ed.). Estudos e pesquisas com o cotidiano da educação das infâncias em periferias urbanas [Studies and research on the everyday of childhood education in urban peripheries]. São Carlos: Pedro & João Editores.
Bogossian, T. (2017). El ejercicio de la mirada etnográfica: relaciones de género entre infantes. [The exercise of ethnographic outlook: relations of gender among children]. Revista Des-idades, 15, pp. 22-33.
Bogossian, T. (2014). Já pensou pedro com um cabelão de maria chiquinha! Não combina, né?!? Geografia e gênero na educação infantil. [“Have you ever imagined pedro withpigtails! It doesn’t match!”: Geography and gender in early childhood education]. Tempos e Espaços em Educação, v. 7, p. 169-183. DOI: 10.20952/revtee.v0i0.2963.
Bogossian, T. (2014). A gente vai cavando, cavando e cavando até chegar ao tesouro!: Cartografia com crianças pequenas. [We go digging, digging and digging until we find the treasure! Cartography with young children]. Revista Territorium Terram, 2, pp. 108-121.
Lopes, J. J. M.; Mello, M. M.; Bogossian, T. (2013). Por uma Cartografia com crianças: a Geografia nas creches e na Educação Infantil [Towards a Cartography with children: Geography in kindergardens and early childhood education], in: Portugal, J. F., de Oliveira, S. S., Pereira, T. R. D. S. (Ed.). (Geo)Grafias e Linguagens: concepções, pesquisas e experiências formativas [(Geo)graphies and languages: conceptions, research, and formative experiences]. Curitiba: CRV.