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Dr Katherine Robinson

Staff details

PositionLecturer
Department Sociology
Email k.robinson (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 896 2119
Dr Katherine Robinson

My research explores issues in urban public space and everyday life in organisations. These interests come together in my ethnographic research in public libraries in south London and Berlin, which explores questions of urban multiculture, public participation and organisational capacity.

I joined Goldsmiths in 2014 as a researcher on the ‘Triaging Values’ project, with Monika Krause. The project examined how international NGOs make decisions about prioritisation and the allocation of resources.

I started a writing group in the department which meets regularly to write together, using a version of the 'shut up and write' approach.

Teaching

I lecture on the department's undergraduate Sociology programme and contribute to teaching on the MA in Human Rights, Culture, and Social Justice.  I convene the third year core course, ‘Theorising Contemporary Society’ and teach a second year optional module, 'Migration in Context'.  I supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

Research Interests

Urban sociology, public space; organisations; qualitative research methods, particularly ethnography.

Publications

Article

“Charismatic Species and Beyond: How Cultural Schemas and Organisational Routines shape Conservation”
Krause, Monika and Robinson, Katherine. 2017. “Charismatic Species and Beyond: How Cultural Schemas and Organisational Routines shape Conservation”. Conservation and Society, 15(3), pp. 313-321. ISSN 0972-4923