Dr Kristina Diprose

Room number: 4th Floor, ICOSS
Telephone: +44 (0)114 2226284
Email: K.Diprose@Sheffield.ac.uk

Kristina Diprose obtained her PhD in 2015 from the School of Geography at the University of Leeds, and an MA in Social & Cultural Geography in 2010. Her PhD, an organisational ethnography embedded in the voluntary sector, looked at the relationship between empowerment, employability and entrepreneurialism in two youth citizenship projects. She has also worked in social research consultancy and for the Young Foundation on an ethnographic project about inequalities and social innovation.

Research Interests

  • (Young) people’s and NGOs’ practices of resilience, reworking and resistance in re-making citizenship.
  • Lived experiences of inequality across different local contexts and generations.
  • Social sustainability and everyday environmentalisms.

Methodogically, Kristina is interested in qualitative, ethnographic and participatory methods and has collaborated with a number of creative practitioners to incorporate film-making, soundscapes and theatre into research projects.

Current Research

Kristina currently works on the AHRC INTERSECTION project. This project explores intergenerational justice in relation to consumption and sustainability.

The creation of ‘a society for all ages’ is one of the United Nation’s key goals. Intergenerational solidarity is fundamental if we are to achieve the social and cultural change necessary to fulfill this ideal. Yet this solidarity is threatened by environmentally unsustainable models of consumption that raise fundamental questions about justice between generations in the Global North, rising powers, and the developing world. However, intergenerational justice has overwhelmingly been researched from a western perspective. This interdisciplinary project internationalises this debate through comparative research in three contrasting contexts (China, Uganda and the UK).

Key Publications

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