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Biography

Sarah Williamson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Development at the University of Huddersfield, specialising in arts-based pedagogy and arts-based enquiry.

Sarah researches the aesthetic construction of knowledge and also the transformative value and impact of the arts in professional education. She publishes, presents and exhibits in the field of arts, society and education. Sarah is an invited member of 2 international research teams funded by 3 Canadian SSHRC grants to develop and investigate pedagogic and research practices for social justice and change in art galleries and museums.

‘ArtActivistBarbie’ on Twitter (@BarbieReports) is feminist activist work created by Sarah to explore the potential of social media for gender social justice. This has attracted international attention and Sarah’s book chapter ‘ArtActivistBarbie: The a/r/tographic re-deployment of Barbie in museums and galleries as a feminist activist and pedagogue’ will be published in 2020. Read more about ‘ArtActivistBarbie’ here:

https://www.hud.ac.uk/news/2019/august/gender-inequality-campaign-artactivistbarbie/

https://blogs.hud.ac.uk/hudcres/2019/april/art-activist-barbie/

Sarah also specialises in the arts and teacher education for the post-compulsory sector and teaches on undergraduate, postgraduate and Master’s level courses. She has developed expertise in ‘pop-up’ pedagogy for informal and large-scale community arts education through her creation and leadership of ‘Pop-Up Arts Schools’, which have offered temporary and exciting creative experiences in communities, art galleries and schools. 2020 will see the 10th anniversary of Sarah’s ‘Pop-Up Art Schools’ developed in collaboration with the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (HCMF). She has recently described and theorised these public art events in the context of Russian philosopher Bakhtin’s concept of the ‘Carnivalesque’.

In 2018, Sarah was one of 6 lecturers shortlisted from UK universities for the prestigious Times Higher Education 'Most Innovative Teacher' award. 

Sarah was awarded the 2018 David Jones Prize for 'Best Paper with a Creative and International Focus' at the 47th SCUTREA conference.  

 

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Research Output

Exploration: Cabinets of Curiosities - Playing with Artefacts in Professional Teacher Education

Williamson, S., 27 Mar 2019, The Power of Play in Higher Education: Creativity in Tertiary Learning. James, A. & Nerantzi, C. (eds.). 1st ed. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 103-111 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • The Feminist Museum Hack as an aesthetic practice of possibility

    Clover, D. & Williamson, S., 7 May 2019, In : European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults. 10, 2, p. 143-159 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Pop-Up Art Schools and the ‘Carnivalesque'

    Williamson, S., 2017, Informal Learning: Perspectives, Challenges and Opportunities. Rutherford, S. (ed.). Nova Science Publishers Inc

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Practical teaching

    Dixon, E., Harvey, J., Powell, D., Thompson, R. & Williamson, S., 2015, Teaching in lifelong learning: A guide to theory and practice. Avis, J., Fisher, R. & Thompson, R. (eds.). 2nd ed. Open University Press, p. 127-154 28 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    '...and I remember every single session!' - On the usefulness of making reflective books as active note-taking

    Gröppel-WeGener, A. & Williamson, S., 1 Jun 2013, In : Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. 6, 2, p. 155-167 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Activities

    • 7 Oral presentation

    Times Higher Education LIVE World Summit Series

    Sarah Williamson (Speaker)
    29 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Seeing Beyond Belief: The Feminist Museum Hack as a Practice of Hope

    Sarah Williamson (Speaker), Darlene Clover (Speaker)
    18 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Seeing Beyond Belief: The Feminist Museum Hack as a Practice of Hope

    Sarah Williamson (Speaker), Darlene Clover (Speaker)
    17 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    'Deeper, Quicker': Critical consciousness in the art gallery

    Sarah Williamson (Speaker), Darlene Clover (Speaker)
    29 May 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Feminist interrogations and creative teaching in art galleries and museums

    Sarah Williamson (Speaker), Darlene Clover (Speaker), Kathy Sanford (Speaker), Nancy Taber (Speaker)
    28 May 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Press / Media

    Weekly Wind Up University of Huddersfield Pop Up Art

    Sarah Williamson

    28/11/16

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

    Sarah Williamson

    1/03/16

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Kirklees Local TV Film Made November 2015 Pop-Up Art School (on Youtube)

    Sarah Williamson

    4/12/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    "Pop-Up Worlds in Miniature Part of Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival"

    Sarah Williamson

    20/11/12

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Article About Pop-Up Art School Open to the Public

    Sarah Williamson

    8/06/10

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities