Department of Education

Katherine Collins

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

College Affiliation: Wolfson College

Katherine is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow writing a comparative critical biography of Paulo Freire, Orlando Fals-Borda, and Muhammad Anisur Rahman.

She teaches life-writing and qualitative research methods and is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing.

Funded Research Projects:

  • Knowledge for Liberation: the participatory vision of Freire, Fals-Borda, and Rahman,

  • 01 March 2019

    Leverhulme Trust (PI)

Doctoral Applications

Katherine welcomes doctoral applications from students interested in the following research areas:

  • Life-writing and education
  • Education and activism
  • Participatory Action Research

Publications:

  • Book chapters

    • COLLINS, KATHERINE (2017) “Building a self: community self-build and the reconstruction of identity”, In: M Benson, I Hamiduddin (eds.) Self-Build Homes: social discourse, experiences and directions. London:
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781911576877

    • COLLINS, K (2016) “Participation in behaviour change: Technique or tyranny?”, In: Beyond behaviour change Key issues, interdisciplinary approaches and future directions. Policy Press.

  • Conference papers

    • COLLINS, K A book of myths in which our names do not appear: consciousness raising as a methodology for studying women’s absence.

  • Journal articles

    • Collins, KE (2019) “‘A man of violent and ungovernable temper’: can fiction fill silences in the archives?”, Life Writing.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/14484528.2018.1564215

    • Collins, K “Tea and bread: poetic transcription and representational practice in public health”, Journal of Public Health. fdv136-fdv136.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdv136

    • COLLINS, K “A Far Away and Nameless State: The Travel Narratives of Frieda Lawrence and Caitlin Thomas”, Comparative Critical Studies.

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