Dr Aura LOUNASMAA
Feminist Research Group, Centre for Narrative Research
Aura Lounasmaa is a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences Foundation programme, Psychosocial Studies and Life Stories in the Jungle short course. She is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Narrative Research.
Aura is a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, teaching on the foundations programme and in psychosocial studies. She is also a member of teaching staff on Life Stories in the Jungle short course in the Calais refugee camp.
Aura's PhD research is on Moroccan women's NGO activism. In it she examined the activism and discursive strategies of rights-based and faith-based women's organisations in Morocco. Her current research interests include ethics and methodologies of refugee activism and education.
Breaking down dichotomies in the narratives of women’s activism in Morocco, in Schwabenland, Lange, Onyx and Nakagawa, Women's emancipation and civil society organisations: challenging or maintaining the status quo?
Lounasmaa, A.. 2016. Policy Press.
'Narratives in/of Translations: A Trialogue on Translating Narratives Cross-Culturally', Narrative Works
Brannlund, Kovacic and Lounasmaa. 2013.
UEL Impact funding 'Creating multimodal narratives in the Calais jungle’ 2016
UEL Civic Engagement funding 'Hard Edges - Lives behind the numbers' 2015
Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarship 2012-2014