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DARGchive interview series

A spin-off from the DARGchive, featuring new interviews with discursive researchers from Loughborough and beyond

Interview #26 with Geoffrey Raymond (2/2)

The second part of the interview with Geoffrey Raymond, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Here, Geoff talks about the time he spent at the University of York, the role of grammar in social interaction, and his tremendously important research on police work and violence.

Interview #26 with Geoffrey Raymond (1/2)

The first of a two-part interview with Geoffrey Raymond, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In this part of the interview, Geoff talks about his CA PhD at UCLA: taking Manny Schegloff's classes [1], the vibrancy of UCLA's CA community, and his dissertation on responses to Yes/No interrogatives.

Interview #25 with Mathias Broth

Interview with Mathias Broth, Professor of Language and Culture at Linköping University. In his interview, Mathias talks about his first encounter with CA, his research - from doing a CA PhD on theater performance to studying media production and driving in cars - and about the development of CA in Sweden.

Interview #24 with Sally Wiggins Young

Interview with Sally Wiggins Young, senior lecturer in the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning at Linköping University. In her interview, Sally reminisces about doing a PhD in Discursive Psychology (DP) at Loughborough University. She also talks about, among other things, researching and using Problem-Based Learning in teaching psychology, her research on food evaluations, and the joys and challenges of doing DP research.

Interview #23 with Catrin Rhys

Interview with Catrin Rhys, Head of School of Communication and Media at Ulster University. In her interview, Catrin talks, among other things, about her background in Linguistics, organising IPrA2017, and her ongoing research collaboration with Bethan Benwell on complaints in institutional settings.

Interview #22 with Ian Nakamura

Interview with Ian Nakamura, Professor Emeritus in the Centre for Liberal Arts and Language Education at Okayama University. In his interview, Ian talks, among other things about finding CA and its applicability for his data, arguing for a CA-informed approach to teaching (with reflective practice), and about the CA-Network in Japan.

Interview #21 with Heidi Kevoe-Feldman

Interview with Heidi Kevoe-Feldman, Associate Professor of Communication Studies in the College of Arts, Media, and Design at Northeastern University. In her interview, Heidi talks, among other things, about doing a PhD at Rutgers University, under the supervision of Jenny Mandelbaum and Jeff Robinson, about attending the UCLA Summer Institute and about her current research on 911 emergency calls.

Interview #20 with Saul Albert

Interview with Dr Saul Albert, Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Psychology at Tufts University and Part-time Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music. In his interview, Saul talks, among other things, about his PhD on aesthetics in everyday talk-in-interaction, the Tufts Human Interaction Lab, and his contributions to the EMCA community.

Interview #19 with Stephen Gibson

Interview with Dr Stephen Gibson, Associate Professor and School Research Lead in the School of Psychological and Social Sciences at York St John University. In this interview, Stephen talks about his interest rhetorical and discursive approaches to psychology, his work in peace psychology, and reinterpreting the findings of Stanley Miligram’s ‘obedience’ experiments.

Interview #18 with Arnulf Deppermann

Interview with Professor Arnulf Deppermann, head of the Pragmatics Department at the Institute for German Language in Mannheim. In this interview, Arnulf talks about the past and present research projects, activities, and resources hosted by the Institute, many of which are of great interest for conversation analysts. He recounts how he got interested in conversation analysis (CA) and how CA was introduced and subsequently developed in Germany.

Interview #17 with Sue Widdicombe

Interview with Sue Widdicombe, Senior Lecturer in the School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. In this interview, Sue recollects how she got interested in Discursive Psychology as a way of studying identities, subcultures, and individuality. She also talks about her research in Syria on identities and self and about current plans to go back to the Middle East to continue her work there.

Interview #16 with Eric Laurier

Interview with Eric Laurier, Reader in Geography and Interaction in the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh. The interview covers, amongst other things, Eric's discovery of ethnomethodology/conversation analysis, his research projects past and present, and what it was like to get an email from Harold Garfinkel.

Interview #15 with Alan Firth

Interview with Alan Firth, Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University. The interview covers, amongst other things, how Alan became interested in ethnomethodology/conversation analysis, his work on second-language acquisition (SLA) and English as a lingua franca, and his tips for conducting EMCA research.

Interview #14 with Marc Scully

Interview with Marc Scully, Lecturer in Psychology at Mary Immaculate College (though Lecturer in Social Psychology at Loughborough University at the time of this interview). In the interview, Marc talks, amongst things, about his work on diasporas and migration, his use of qualitative methods, and the extent to which his work is influenced by the zeitgeist.

Interview #13 with Carrie Childs

Interview with Carrie Childs, Lecturer in Psychology in the College of Life and Natural Sciences at the University of Derby. In this interview, Carrie talks, amongst other things, about how she became interested in discursive psychology, her research both past and present, and lecturing on psychology.

Interview #12 with Cristian Tileaga

Interview with Cristian Tileaga, Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. In this interview, Cristian talks, amongst other things, about his work in political psychology, discursive psychology's contribution to psychology more broadly, and what it was like being supervised by Michael Billig.

Interview #11 with Pentti Haddington

Interview with Pentti Haddington, Professor of English Language and Social Interaction in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oulu. In this interview, Pentti recounts his academic trajectory: getting interested in Conversation Analysis during his PhD, working with conversation analysts at several Finnish universities, and developing several research programmes and projects on multiactivity, interaction with objects, interaction in cars, language and gesture, virtual reality, and international crisis management.

Interview #10 with Tom Koole

Interview with Tom Koole, Professor in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of Groningen. In this interview, Tom recalls how he became interested in Conversation Analysis during his PhD and later as a colleague of Hanneke Houtkoop-Steenstra. He also recounts CA's evolution in the Netherlands, including the organisation of the first edition of the International Academy of Conversation Analysis. Talking about his past and current projects, Tom provides an overview of his research into intersubjectivity in multiple settings.

Interview #9 with Elizabeth Stokoe - Part 2/2

The second half of the interview with Elizabeth Stokoe, Professor of Social Interaction in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. Here, Liz talks, among other things, about the development of the Conversation Analytic Role-play Method (CARM), her contributions to engaging the public with conversation analysis, and her passion for baking.

Interview #9 with Elizabeth Stokoe - Part 1/2

The first part of the interview with Elizabeth Stokoe, Professor of Social Interaction in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. Liz talks about doing Conversation Analysis and Discursive Psychology. She also recollects her PhD on gender in university tutorials which sparked her interest in Membership Categorisation Analysis and her ESRC-funded research, conducted together with Derek Edwards, on neighbour relationships and identities.

Interview #8 with Derek Edwards - Part 4/4

The last part of the interview with Derek Edwards, Emeritus Professor of Psychology in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. In this part of the interview, Derek recounts the history of DARG; he reveals how the DARG Pen was introduced, and he advises PhD students starting a CA/DP project..

Interview #8 with Derek Edwards - Part 3/4

The third part (out of four) of an interview with Derek Edwards, Emeritus Professor of Psychology in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. In this part of the interview, Derek talks about his past, current, and future research projects, about drawing inspiration from the work of Harvey Sacks, and about the future of Discursive Psychology.

Interview #8 with Derek Edwards - Part 2/4

The second installment of a four-part interview with Derek Edwards, Emeritus Professor of Psychology in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. In this part of the interview, Derek talks about his collaboration with Jonathan Potter as well as the history, origins, and evolution of Discursive Psychology.

Interview #8 with Derek Edwards - Part 1/4

The first of a four-part interview with Emeritus Professor Derek Edwards (Loughborough University). In this first part of the interview, Derek reminisces about the time he started out as a lecturer in 1979 in Loughborough University's interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences, about his PhD, and about his collaborative work with Neil Mercer and David Middleton.

Interview #7 with Jonathan Potter - Part 2/2

The second of a two-part interview with Professor Jonathan Potter (Rutgers University) in which he talks about, among other things, the early days of the Discourse and Rhetoric Group, being the Dean of two schools in two countries and his plans for future research.

Interview #7 with Jonathan Potter - Part 1/2

The first of a two-part interview with Professor Jonathan Potter (Rutgers University) in which he talks about his PhD, his early days at Loughborough University, and the development of Discursive Psychology.

Interview #6 with Alexa Hepburn - Part 2/2

The last of a two-part interview with Research Professor Alexa Hepburn (Rutgers University) in which she talks, among other things, about DARG, supervising PhD students, and doing CA research.

Interview #6 with Alexa Hepburn - Part 1/2

The first of a two-part interview with Research Professor Alexa Hepburn (Rutgers University) in which she recounts how she got interested in Conversation Analysis and Discursive Psychology.

Interview #5 with Michael Billig

Mick Billig takes a walk down memory lane to the days when he came to Loughborough University. He talks about the early days of DARG and about its founders, about his own work and the importance of language.

Interview #4 with Elizabeth Peel

Liz Peel talks about a range a topics including her PhD research on diversity training, being a PhD student at Loughborough University & DARG and her research interests.

Interview #3 with Mirko Demasi

In this interview Mirko talks about his research and interest in Discursive Psychology, coordinating DARG, and what it's like to be a PhD student.

Interview #2 with Rebecca Clift

Interview with Dr Rebecca Clift (University of Essex) during the 10th anniversary edition of CA Day, organised on the 19th of December 2016 at Loughborough University.

DARGchive CA Day special: Charles Antaki talks about the Loughborough CA Day

An interview with Professor Charles Antaki of Loughborough University about the 10th Anniversary of Loughborough CA Day.

Interview #1 with Charles Antaki - Part 2/2

The last of a two-part interview with Professor Charles Antaki in which he reflects on the evolution of DARG, on supervising conversation analytic PhD projects, and on his own work.

Interview #1 Charles Antaki - Part 1/2

The first of a two-part interview with Professor Charles Antaki in which he reflects on the evolution of DARG, on supervising conversation analytic PhD projects, and on his own work.