I carry out my research within the field of education and my interests are in processes of reading and writing, in museum education, arts education and creativity. The relationship between text, visual art and people has informed all of my projects so far, including research with comic artists who produce adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays, work with school children that take part in a graphic novel reading club, and research with older adults who use visual arts as a stimulus for creative writing. I became intrigued by the praxis of comics, the sophisticated ways it could convey information, and wanted to explore its potential for supporting ethnographic research: collecting data, analyzing a range of verbal and visual materials, and capturing voice (including my own). What would it be like to collaborate with an artist, or try to draw and construct comics myself as part of the research process?
Link to profile at the University of Edinburgh: http://www.ed.ac.uk/education/shari-sabeti
and publications: http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/ssabeti