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RIA # 141: Dr. Gail Crimmins on Arts-informed Research

Dr. Gail Crimmins

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Gail Crimmins, who initially trained as a performer and worked as a performer, director and casting director in theatre, television and film in the UK for almost 10 years.  She subsequently taught Drama and Performance at universities and conservatoires before moving to Australia in 2008. Gail undertook her PhD study (an arts-informed narrative inquiry into the lived experience of women casual academics) alongside part-time teaching and fully committed mothering. She currently works as a Lecturer of Communication, coordinates a series of Communication Programs, and is the First Year Experience Lead for the School of Communication and Creative Industries, at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.  She undertakes arts-informed, narrative and auto-ethnographic research, predominantly though not exclusively, exploring the lived experience of women academics. Gail is a feminist researcher who seeks to illuminate the impacts of patriarchal structures on women’s lives and explore ways for women’s stories and voices to be heard.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Arts-informed Research [00:00-16:38]

In this first segment, Gail shares about how she got started with arts-informed research.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Examples of Arts-informed Research [16:39-37:37]

In segment two, Gail offers examples of her own work with arts-informed research.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-04:21]: Benefits of Arts-informed Research

In this bonus clip, the following resource is mentioned:

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