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 Jen Owen

Jen Owen

Myfyriwr ymchwil, Ysgol Cynllunio a Daearyddiaeth

Email:
owenj4@cardiff.ac.uk
Location:
-1.02 Glamorgan Building, Adeilad Morgannwg, Rhodfa’r Brenin Edward VII, Caerdydd, CF10 3WA

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Thesis Title [working title]: 'Out of Sight, Out of Mind' - The Hidden Life of Belongings: Self-storage, Attachment and Divestment


First Supervisor: Dr Jon Anderson
Second Supervisor: Dr Stephen Burgess
Third Supervisor: Dr Rachel Hurdley


Start Date: October 2014
Completion Date: September 2017
Funding Source: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) +3 Studentship

Diddordebau ymchwil

  • Everyday geographies
  • Material culture
  • Mobility and life course
  • Consumption
  • Emotional and sensory methodologies

Dysgu

2017/18
  • ‘Border Spaces: Identities, Cultures and Politics in a Globalising World’ – Seminar leader
  • ‘Researching Contemporary Issues in Hong Kong’ – Field study visit assistant
  • ‘Developing Research Methods I’ (mobile and sonic methods session) – Seminar leader
  • ‘Research Dissertation’ – Teaching assistant
2016/17
  • ‘Study Skills’ – Seminar leader
  • ‘Researching Contemporary Issues in Amsterdam’ – Field study visit assistant
  • ‘Research Dissertation’ – Teaching assistant
2015/16
  • ‘Geographical Ideas’ – Seminar leader
  • ‘Study Skills’ – Seminar leader
  • ‘Researching Contemporary Issues in Hong Kong’ – Field study visit assistant and guest lecturer
  • ‘Research Dissertation’ – Teaching assistant
2014/15
  • ‘Study Skills’ – Seminar leader
  • ‘Industrial and Urban Transitions in Hong Kong’ – Field study visit co-ordinator

Traethawd ymchwil

'Out of Sight, Out of Mind' - The Hidden Life of Belongings: Self-storage, Attachment and Divestment

Jen’s PhD research examines what the growth of the self-storage industry in the UK can tell us about our modern material lives. By examining the changing landscape of storage and how we use it she hopes to gain an understanding of how the needs of individuals, families and businesses have changed over the last half century. To do so she has been conducting research with self-storage users to learn about their motivations to rent self-storage, material and spatial practices, as well as the stories behind the (often) dormant objects.

Ffynhonnell ariannu

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) +3 Studentship

Yr Athro Jon Anderson

Reader in Human Geography

Mark Jayne

Yr Athro Mark Jayne

Professor of Human Geography

Rachel Hurdley

Dr Rachel Hurdley

Research Fellow

2018

2017

2015

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