Job title: WISERD Researcher
Institution: Cardiff University
Telephone: 029 208 75155
Kate completed her PhD entitled: Narratives of Postcolonialism in Liminal Space: The Place called Phoenix Park in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University in 2007. She then worked in the Wales Rural Observatory for two years where she conducted a series of localities studies in ‘deep rural’ areas across Wales.
Kate's research is concerned with the way people, in particular young people, come to know and talk about ‘their’ places. Using qualitative methods, and mobile methods in particular, Kate is interested in the ways places are constructed through different discourses and the ways people who live in them, move through them and visit them are positioned. To this end, Kate is interested in the interactions between policy, history and place-making.
Kate's research interests may be summarised as:
Kate is one of the localities researchers in WISERD, and is the linked researcher to the Education and Young People’s theme. This ties in with her other research in the KLiC project, ‘Young People and Place, where she is conducting qualitative work with young people in the Heads of the Valleys.
Saunders A, Moles K, ‘The Spatial Practice of Public Engagement: ‘doing’ geography in the South Wales valleys’ Social and Cultural Geography (Forthcoming)
Heley J, Moles K, 2012, ‘Partnership working in Regions: reflections on local government collaboration in Wales’ Regional Science: Policy and Practice 4(2) pp 139-153
Moles K, Renold E, Ivinson, G, Martsin M, 2011, ‘Innovating as we go: Ethnography as an evolving methodology’ Qualitative Researcher 13, Spring 2011 (Available here)
Housley W, Moles K, Smith R, 2009, 'Identity, brand or citizenship: The case of post devolution Wales' Contemporary Wales 22 pp 196-210 (Available here)
Anderson J, Moles K, 2008, ‘Walking into Coincident Places’ Qualitative Researcher Issue 9 September 2008 pp 5-7 (Available here)
Moles K, 2008 ‘A Walk in Thirdspace: Place, Methods, Walking’ Sociological Research Online 13(4) (Available here)
Moles K, Radcliffe J, 2011, ‘Deep rural communities: Exploring service provision in rural Wales’ in Rural Wales in the Twenty First Century: Society, economy and environment Ed(s) P Milbourne (University of Wales Press, Cardiff) (Available here)
Moles K, 2009, ‘Landscape of Memories: Layers of Meaning in a Dublin Park’ in Heritage and Identity: Engagement and Demission in the Contemporary World (Museum Meanings) Eds M Anico, E Peralta (Routledge, London) (Available here)
Moles K, 2009, ‘Narrating a National Space’ Cardiff University School of Social Science Working Paper 124. (Available here)
Moles K, Saunders A, 2011, ‘Audio Walks: The purpose, practice and politics of production’ WISERD/MBS/002 (Available here)