Professor Gillian Rose

Gillian Rose is Professor of Cultural Geography at The Open University, and her current research interests lie broadly within the field of visual culture. She is interested in how different ways of seeing and not-seeing work in social spaces like living rooms and shopping malls.  One long-term project has been looking at family photos as visual objects that circulate between a range of different practices in the global visual economy.  Other work has been looking at experiences of designed urban spaces.  She has recently completed a project on this theme with Dr Monica Degen at Brunel University (ESRC grant number RES-062-23-0223), in which she compared how people experienced two rather different town centres (  Gillian is interested in more innovative ways to produce social science research, especially using visual materials.  Books include Feminism and Geography (Polity Press, 1993), Visual Methodologies (second edition, Sage, 2007) and, from Ashgate in 2010, Doing Family Photography: The Domestic, The Public and The Politics of Sentiment.


Department of Geography,
The Open University, Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
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