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Personal profile


I am a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University; a Research Associate at the African Centre for Migration and Society, Witwatersrand University, South Africa; and former Vice President of the International Sociological Association Visual Sociology Group (RC57) http://www.isa-sociology.org/en/research-networks/research-committees/rc57-visual-sociology/ . Prior to joining Coventry I worked at the Universities of Edinburgh and Stirling and was a Government of Canada DFAIT Post Doctoral Research Fellow at McGill University.

My research focuses on the process, politics and ethics of knowledge production with particular regard to people in transition and / or affected by conflict. This includes people identifying as LGBTQI, migrants and refugees and young people. My recent publications include ‘Visual activism and social justice: making young people’s lives visible across ‘public’ and ‘private’ spaces’, ‘Critiquing participatory video: experiences from around the world’, Liveable Lives: understanding everyday help and support; and The Handbook of Participatory Video.

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Research Interests

Young People; People in Transition; Critical Participation; Community Based Research; Visual and Arts Based Methodologies, Methods and their Applied Ethics (with a focus on participatory visual and audial methods)

Vision Statement

My research focuses on issues of social justice, the politics and ethics of research and innovative research methodologies and methods. I use qualitative methods and specialise in critically reflective, creative and sensory research. This includes participatory and community based research; and sensory methods including photography (photovoice, photo elicitation, visual focus groups, photo diaries), film (participatory video, video diaries, documentary), drawing and mapping; and audial-methods (soundscapes, music, audio diaries).

My work seeks to further the development of more negotiated processes of knowledge production working not only in my interests, and that of the academy, but also for the interests of, and for, participants and their communities. To this end community members and civil society organisations are often involved in my research as co-researchers and research partners.

Education/Academic qualification

Peace Studies, Doctorate, University of Bradford

1 Sep 20031 Jan 2008

Education, Postgraduate Certificate, University of Cambridge

1 Sep 199330 Jul 1994

Arab Studies, Degree

1 Sep 199031 Jul 1993

International Development, MA, University of Bradford

External positions

Research Associate, African Centre for Migration and Society, University of the Witwatersrand

Jan 2016 → …

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Research Output 2010 2019

Photovoice: A critical introduction

Milne, EJ. & Muir, R. 2019 (Accepted/In press) SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methodologies. Mannay, D. & Pauwels, L. (eds.). London: SAGE Publications, p. (In-Press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

everyday experience
qualitative method
5 Citations

Critiquing participatory video: experiences from around the world

Milne, EJ. 18 Mar 2016 In : Area. 48, 4, p. 401-404 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
agrarian change
2 Citations
Open Access
social justice
public space
community center
working group
role play

The liveable lives study: understanding everyday help and support

Anderson, S., Brownlie, J. & Milne, EJ. 2015 Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

social cohesion

Activities 2014 2016

  • 4 Participation in conference
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

World Forum of Sociology Visual Sociology (WG03) Programme

Milne, E. (Organising Committee)
10 Jul 201614 Jul 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

XVIII World Congress of Sociology Visual Sociology (WG03) programme Visual Challenges in an Unequal World

Milne, E. (Organising Committee)
13 Jul 201419 Jul 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

University of the Witwatersrand

Milne, E. (Supervisor)
2014 → …

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology

Milne, E. (Speaker)
13 Jul 201419 Jul 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology

Milne, E. (Speaker)
13 Jul 201419 Jul 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

Press / Media

Refugee Children's Drawings Show Reality of War

EJ Milne & April Mandrona


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research