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Antonia Liguori

Antonia Liguori

Antonia Liguori

Professor of Participatory Storytelling and Public Policy

What area does your research focus on?

My academic background is in History and Computer Science. My research has focused on three main strands: applied storytelling on environmental issues; digital storytelling in (cultural/heritage) education; and story work for a just future. I am currently involved in a project called The Making of Black Britain, led by the former BBC presenter Diane Louise Jordan – you can see more here:

What are the other key aspects of your role?

I am part of the leadership team for the Institute for Collective Place Leadership (IfCPL) where I’ll share my expertise in and passion for the role of story-telling/story-listening as a social, co-creative process to dismantle knowledge hierarchies and shape/imagine a better/more sustainable and just future for people and the environment.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I like exploring new places and being in nature, and I love outdoor sport – when the weather is not too bad for my southern European standard I also enjoy cooking: I love the slow process of making pizza and pasta from scratch. I think making food is an act of love for the people I share the food with, and it also re-connects me with my roots and with lovely family memories.

What do you think you could particularly offer mentoring support with?

All the aspects of the research journey (in terms of publication strategy, support for panning grant applications, working with people within and beyond academia, generating and measuring impact). Enhancing and celebrating our uniqueness both as a human being and as an academic.