Using researcher vignettes to explore co-production in a large diverse team: implications for research in superdiverse contexts

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This chapter explores how team research can generate new perspectives and insights into superdiverse contexts. It draws on researchers’ vignettes to explore how interpretations are performed, negotiated and reworked within diverse research teams. We focus on vignettes reflecting team members’ interpretation of their experience of “entering the field” and the process of conducting ethnographic fieldwork. The analysis sheds light on how our understanding of superdiverse contexts is shaped by researchers’ personal biographies and how relationships of power play out in research teams. The chapter also reflects on vignettes as a tool for exploring the process of team research.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity
EditorsAngela Creese, Adrian Blackledge
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Handbook in Applied Linguistics Series


  • Superdiversity, Co-production, vignette methodology, social anchoring