The Sociology of Culture
Lyudmila Nurse, PhD, is currently a Research director of Oxford XXI think tank. She is a Research affiliate at the Centre for Global Politics, Economy and Society, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University. Lyudmila was a Research Fellow in the Department of Education, University of Oxford in 2017-2019 with prime responsibility for coordination of the qualitative study of parents of primary and pre-primary school children from marginalised communities due to poverty, immigrant or ethnic minority backgrounds in ten European countries in the EC H2020 ISOTIS project. She was lead Investigator for The Future of Religions and Beliefs study designed as a contribution to the MoD 2018 Global Strategic Trends study with the main objective of providing a long term outlook for the future of beliefs.
Lyudmila is the elected Coordinator of the Research Network 03 “Biographical Perspectives on European Societies” of the European Sociological Association (ESA) and a member of the Cultural, Scientific and Medical Advisory Board of Music Mind Spirit Trust, UK. Her research interests are: cultural identities and belonging, cultural reproduction, cultural identities and music, ethnic minority, mobility and migration, qualitative methods, biographical methods, arts-based methods, inter-generational comparative studies. Her publications include qualitative biographical methods in studies of education and families; social and educational inequalities; identities, belonging and cultural memory.
Her recent publications include: Nurse, L (2020, forthcoming) “Construction of schooling time as part of mothers’ identities”, in: Schilling, E. & M. O’Neill (eds) Einführung in die interdisziplinäre Zeitforschung- Frontiers in Time Research, Springer VS., Nurse, L, & O’Neill, M (two editions: 2018, the second edition -2019). “Biographical Research in the UK: profiles and perspectives” in: Lutz, H., Schiebel, M. and E. Tuider (eds) Handbuch Biographieforschung. Springer VS. Nurse, L. (2013) “Biographical approach in the Study of Identities of Ethnic Minorities in Eastern Europe” in: Mrozowicki, A. & J.D. Turk (eds) Realist Biography and European policy: An Innovative Approach to European Policy Studies. Leuven: Leuven University Press, Belgium. Nurse, L. & E. Sik “Identity and music. Identity of place and cultural identities of generations” in: Axford, B. & R. Huggins (eds)(2011) Cultures and/of globalisation, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.