Kip Jones

KIP JONES, an American by birth, has been studying and working in the UK for more than 19 years.
Under the umbrella term of 'arts-based research', his main efforts have involved developing tools
from the arts and humanities for use by social scientists in research and its impact on a wider
public or a Perfomative Social Science.

Jones is Reader in Performative Social Science and Director of the Centre for Qualitative Research
at Bournemouth University. Kip has produced films and written many articles for academic
journals and authored chapters for books on topics such as masculinity, ageing and rurality,
and older LGBT citizens. His ground-breaking use of qualitative methods, including
biography and auto-ethnography, and the use of tools from the arts in social science research and
dissemination are well-known.

Jones acted as Author and Executive Producer of
the award-winning short film,
RUFUS STONE, funded by Research Councils UK.
The film is now available for
free viewing on the Internet and has been
viewed by more than 13,000 people in 150

Areas of expertise
• Close relationships, culture and ethnicity
• Social psychology, sociology
• Ageing, self and identity
• Interpersonal processes, personality,
individual differences,
social networks, prejudice and stereotyping
• Sexuality and sexual orientation
• Creativity and the use of the
arts in Social Science

Media experience
His work has been reported widely
in the media, including:
BBC Radio 4,BBC TV news,Times
Higher Education, Sunday New
York Times, International
and The Independent.

Monday, 8 March 2010

My (fake) Dazed and Confused Interview

Skimming Dazed and Confused online this morning, it finally dawned on me that they probably will never ask me for an interview after all. Hmmmm. Years ago I would have slumped in a corner and licked my wounds. Not today! I publish below my answers to a typical D&C interview (with myself):

WHAT’S… special about you, then?
I find inspiration in the ordinary and don’t act my age

…the last film you saw?

The Singer

...the last song you heard?
Loin De Paname (Paris, Paris)

...the song you wish you had written?

Ode to Joy

...the best piece of advice you've heard?

“It is what it is ‘til it isn’t.”

...better, dusk or dawn?

a dusky dawn

…so good about
It’s usually one degree (Celsius) warmer than the rest of the UK

...your favourite piece of clothing?

My black, red and gold Diesel trainers

...the world coming to?

a teenager’s idea of pornography in 3-D

...the name of your hero?
Ken Gergen special about your hero?

He wrote academic prose that made me cry

...your worst fashion secret?

I like to wear the same clothes daily in my flat

...this future going to bring?

more art, more performance, more relaxed scholarship

...your favourite website?

kipworld of course the top of your shit list?

Academics pretending to be managers the top of your wish list for 2010?

become a film maker

How would you describe your work?

Treacherous and blissful

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