My research project
White enough? Perceptions of school climate among Polish children in the UK
This research project explores the intersection between education and migration drawing on Polish migrant children experiences of inclusion in the British educational system. The study focuses on first-generation children perceptions of the school and classroom climates in the UK, their social relations with peers and teachers, and their perception of inclusion and exclusion. The methodological design takes an ethnographic approach, including ethnographic interviews and participatory research methods with migrant children from state schools in Britain.
Thiago has been presenting papers on education of children and marginalised groups in conferences on Sociology of Education and Geography Education both in his home country and abroad. He has articles and book chapters on ethnography with children, cartography with children, participatory mapping, LGBT pupils, educational policy and non-traditional groups in higher education. To date, the conceptual and theoretical frameworks included gender, feminist and postcolonial theories as lens to investigate the issues he explores in teaching and research practice. These are mostly grounded in qualitative methodology including visual, collaborative and child-centred research methods in his work, such as walk-along interviews, mind maps, drawings and photographs.
University roles and responsibilities
- Journal Assistant - Ethnic and Racial Studies
- Sociology PGR Academic Representative (2020-21)
- Teaching Assistant
Children's geographies; sociology of education; sociology of migration; social differences 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. In press.
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. (2020). The ocean in the school: Pacific Islander students transforming their university. [Book Review]. Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies. 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.