Kip Jones

KIP JONES, an American by birth, has been studying and working in the UK for more than 20 years.
Under the umbrella term of 'arts-led 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 was Reader in Performative Social Science and Qualitative Research at
Bournemouth University for 15 years.
He is now a Visiting Scholar and and an independent author and scholar.

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.
Jones' most recent work involves working with Generation Z youth to tell their stories using
social media.
His ground-breaking use of qualitative methods, including Auto-fiction, 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 14,000 people in 150 countries.

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.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Rufus Stone selected for Torin Film Festival

Rufus Stone has been selected for this year’s Torin Film Festival, 23 Nov-1Dec in Torino, Italy. Held every November, it is the second largest film festival in Italy, following the Venice Film Festival.
The 30-minute film is the result of three years of in-depth research into ageing and sexuality in rural Britain at Bournemouth University. The project, led by Bournemouth University’s Dr Kip Jones, uses the film as its main output.
Rufus Stone was directed by Josh Appignanesi (The Infidel) and produced by Parkville Pictures, London. The film stars well-known stage and television actor, William Gaunt in the title role. Jones was author of the story and acted in the capacity of Executive Producer for the film.
The film will be shown three times during the festival, which opens with a screening of Dustin Hoffman’s directorial d├ębut, Quartet. The festival will close with Ginger & Rosa, a 1960s coming-of-age story from U.K. director Sally Potter.
Rufus Stone will be screened in the Festa Mobile sidebar, made up of mostly European and Italian premiers, including Anna Karenina, Joe Wright’s adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy classic that stars Keira Knightley and Jude Law.
Rufus Stone was recently featured as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science at Bournemouth University and will be shown locally as part of BU’s Festival of Learning next June. Future screenings are also planned for Birbeck, Cambridge and Oxford Universities.
More information on the research project and the film
Torin Film Festival 

 Watch the film here: