Organization profile

Organisation profile

Ani-net (the artful narrative inquiry network) is attached to the School of Education and consists in an interdisciplinary community of researchers and scholars in Education and Social and Human Sciences. Membership of Ani-net is open to scholars in both Bristol; throughout the UK and beyond.

Ani-net has a community listserve  (an e-list) which is hosted by jiscmail the UK education and research communities discussion list site. To join our list go to JISCMAIL.AC.UK and scroll down the alphabetical list of discussion lists to  ANI-NET. Follow instructions to subscribe.

As well as an e-community of scholars, ani-net engages in a number of scholarly activities, including collaborative and other writing retreats: monthy open narrative space meetings in Bristol; community visits to conferences and gatherings and evenings and workshops with invited speakers – see our blog and news pages for current and future events.

Ani-net scholars are committed to exploring the ways in which artful and collaborative practices of narrative inquiry can extend and enhance the parameters of qualitative research with people; environments and communities. We are informed by post structuralist, post-human, post colonial and feminist ideas, as well as cooperative and participatory inquiry practices.



Ani-net has links with other organisations and networks and is a collaborating site with the International Institute of qualitative Inquiry and regular contributor to the International qualitative inquiry congress.

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    Research Output

    Communicating ‘nots’: A journey in mathematics education

    Coles, A. T., 2 Mar 2020, In : For the Learning of Mathematics. 40, 0, p. 15-20 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Gatekeeping the interactional order: Field access and linguistic ideologies in CLIL-type bilingual education programs in Spanish secondary schools

    Poveda, D., Giampapa, F. & Relano Pastor, A. M., 5 Mar 2020, In : Qualitative Research. 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 54 Downloads (Pure)

    An Unfinished Critical Ethnographic Journey: Collaborative Reframing and Repositioning of Relationships in the Field

    Giampapa, F., 12 Jun 2019, In : Foro de Educación. 17, 27, p. 167-184 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    118 Downloads (Pure)


    Student theses

    English Language Policy in Higher Education in Hong Kong: a Critical Discourse Analysis and A Comparative Study

    Author: Yam, T., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Giampapa, F. (Supervisor) & Dale, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Education (EdD)


    Learning to thrive: A longitudinal mixed methods exploration of the intercultural doctoral experience

    Author: Tran, T., 24 Mar 2020

    Supervisor: Rose, J. (Supervisor) & Giampapa, F. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Making Sense of CPD Policy: The Quest for Transformation of Teacher Professionalism in Malaysia

    Author: Osmin, F., 6 Nov 2018

    Supervisor: Mbogo Barrett, A. (Supervisor) & Hawkey, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    Zentralblatt für Didaktik der Mathematik (Journal)

    Alf T Coles (Editor)

    1 May 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Invited plenary lectures and workshops

    Alf T Coles (Speaker)

    10 Feb 201615 Feb 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Using video for mathematics teacher development

    Alf T Coles (Speaker)

    2 Jun 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk