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.

Monday, 21 July 2014

On creativity, scholarship and making a Hollywood film

Kip Jones with cast and crew on the set of RUFUS STONE

Two offerings from the pen of Kip Jones join the blogosphere:

Breaking Boundaries: An Arabesque on Art, Creativity and Scholarship” brings Jones and author, Patricia Leavy, together again for a follow-up discusssion based on their earlier ‘Twenty Questions” –both published by The Creativity Post.
The second piece in Creativity Bites, “Once Upon a Time on the Set with John Huston”, recalls Jones’ own experience as a student working with a Hollywood director, crew and cast on the shoot for a film for Philadelphia’s Independence National Park in the 1970s (which is still screened for visitors to the Park). Jones relates this earlier experience with the more recent one of making the research-based biopic, RUFUS STONE at Bournemouth.

The element of Bournemouth student participation/co-production in making this film was highlighted in the BU 2013 Annual Report as ‘Inspirational’ by the University's Vice Chancellor.