Rachel is currently Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. Her ethnography 'Rethinking Openness, Space and Organisation' examines how power is organised into and out of university spaces and materials. How is work collaboration transformed by a new ‘walk through’ common room? How might an ‘accessible’ building deter ‘the public’? Kitchens and eating practices are particular interests. Other work has focused on the everyday spaces of home, such as the mantelpiece, and how home and belonging are made as ongoing relational practices by asylum seekers and refugees. The monograph 'Home, Materiality, Memory and Belonging' was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013.
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