Ms Claudia Blandon
Doctoral Teaching Assistant
Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
Doctoral Teaching Assistant (Institute of Education)
M.A. International Human Rights Law (2008-2010), American University in Cairo, Egypt
Research methods, ethics, praxis for change, gender and difference.
I have developed a keen interest in a number of topics, including:
- Human rights and human rights education
- Displacement and borders
- Inclusive and participatory methodologies in research
- Learning outside formal education
- Evaluation research
- Feminist new materialism
2010: Conducted qualitative research in five refugee camps in Southern Algeria
2013: Qualitative needs assessment of female asylum seekers in Plymouth
2013: Conducted fieldwork in a project with Spanish-speaking migrants in the South West of England.
2017: Conducted an evalution of an inter-generational arts and music intervention.
2020: Pursuing post doctoral studies in Education.
Creative practice & artistic projects
Commended entry (People category) at the Images of Public Engagement competition organised by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement in 2018.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
2020: Lifelong Learning and Dementia: A Posthumanist Perspective. Jocey Quinn and Claudia Blandon
The Making Bridges with Music Evalution Report (2017).
Other academic activities
Member of the Adventures in Post-humanism reading group (University of Plymouth)
Member of the Inclusion Research Node (Institute of Education)
Member of the Afro-descendent Working Group (The Americas)