I'm an Irish woman living in the UK. My only cultural stereotype is a love of literature; I originally went to University to study English but eventually the Social Sciences consumed me. Now I read literature for pleasure, and my particular favourites are Anne Enright, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Margaret Atwood and Jhumpa Lahiri.
I teach because I love it. I remember the great teachers I had throughout school and university and hope I can live up to the great example they set me.
My scholarly work to date has been to understand inequality through an intersectional approach, acknowledging not only socio-economic barriers but also racism, migration status, life-course and gender, especially in relation to young children and our conceptions of childhood. My work is rooted in a child-centred methodological approach and increasingly methods of co-production. I am a scholar of psycho-social attributes such as authenticity and resilience, as they are applied to policy. I am currently engaged in developing the Migration and Families Research Network which brings together academics and policy makers to examine policy and law reform to migration as it relates to the family.
My theoretical interests include the work of Bourdieu, Abdelmalek Sayad, Phenomenology, Critical Race Theory and Gender Studies.
I am currently writing from two large qualitative datasets.
The first set is interviews with children aged 5 -12 years from Dublin's North Inner city, gathered as part of the Trinity Immigration Initiative. The second is interviews with practitioners and residents from the London Borough of Newham, Cardiff, Manchester and Glasgow. Collected during my time in the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity.
I am also co-convener of the Migration and Families Network. Along with Kitty Lymperopoulou we are building a network of practitioners, policy makers and academics to consider the implications of changes to law, policy and procedure for families with a migrant background in the UK.
Garratt, L. (2018) The Body, Authenticity and Racism London: Routledge
Curry, P., Gilligan, R., Garratt, L. & Scholtz, J. (2011) Where to from here? Children and the Future of Integration in Ireland Dublin Liffey Press
Garratt, L (2019) Authenticity and racism: young boys in three inner city primary schools in Dublin, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2019.1640110 :
Garratt, L. (2017) Doubly Estranged: Reflection and Racism Ethnic and Racial Studies 40( 4) pp 617-635 Doi: 10.1080/01419870.2016.1206589
Clark, Garratt, Li, Lymperopoulou, & Shankley (2018) Local deprivation and the labour market integration of new migrants to England Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2018.1481000
Garratt, L. (2016) ‘Using Bourdieusian scholarship to understand the body: Habitus, bodily hexis and embodied cultural capital’ in Ingram, N., Burke, C. & Thatcher, J. (eds) Bourdieu the next Generation London: Routledge
Garratt, L. (2014) How can you identify as Irish on the census if you are not white? Policy @ Manchester blog, shared over 250 times on Facebook and twitter.
Lymperopouloy, K. & Garratt, L. (2017) Migration and Families in Europe: National and Local Perspectives at a Time of Euroscepticism
Garratt, L. (2013) DCYA Research Briefing: The Body, Masculinities and Racism Dublin: Department of Children and Youth Affairs Ireland
Garratt, L. & Mutwarasibo, F. (2012) Racism in Primary Schools submission to the Irish Department of Justice
Garratt, L. (2012) Kicking off with English Language Skills: Pilot Programme Assessment Dublin: Marino Institute of Education
Garratt, L. (2012) Dissemination and Evaluation of 'Taking Racism Seriously Report': Young People's Voices Dublin: Immigrant Council of Ireland
Whyte, J. & Garratt, L. (2006) An evaluation of St. John of God’s services for children with intellectual impairments Dublin: Children’s Research Centre, TCD
Garratt L, Byrne B, Harries B and Smith A. Resilient to Resilience? The third sector in the London Borough of Newham at a time of ‘ post-racial’ politics.
Byrne B, Garratt L, Harries B, and Smith, A. Narratives of Place, Histories and Race
Harries, Byrne, Garratt and Smith ‘Divide and Conquer’, Public Sector Retrenchment and Ethnic Minority Community Organisation
Smith, Byrne, Garratt and Harries. Feral Beauty? Aesthetics, Locality and Racialization
Resistance to Resilience: The Third Sector in Newham. School of Politics, University of Manchester (25/06/2018)
Migration and Families in Europe: national and local perspectives conference and network at a time of Euroscepticism – Coordinator. University of Manchester (07/02/2017 – 08/02/2017)
Authenticity and Symbolic Violence. BSA Bourdieu Study Group International Conference, University of Bristol (05/07/2016 )
Embodying Authenticity: Racism and marginalization. 'Embodied Citizenship British Sociological Association' – University of Nottingham (18/01/2016)
An Authentic Fake. ISA - 'The times of the Body in the light of cultural difference' – Universitá di Roma (27/11/2015)
Double Estrangement: The body and racism. Sociological Association of Ireland – Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin (13/06/2015)
Authenticity: a critique. British Sociological Association - Glasgow Caledonian University (15/04/2015)
Double Estrangement, Embodying a Reflexive Habitus: The experience of minority group boys in three inner city primary schools in Dublin & Embodying the Least Adult Role: Reflections on Youth Research. International Sociological Association Yokohama, Japan (15/07/2014)
Double Estrangement, Embodying a Reflexive Habitus: The experience of minority group boys in three inner city primary schools in Dublin. British Sociological Association,Connaught Rooms London (05/04/2013)
Embodying Masculinities: Symbolic Violence in Migrant and Local Boys Exchanges in Three Inner City Dublin Schools. New Migrations, New Challenges,Trinity College Dublin (01/07/2010)
Hegemonic Masculinity as Doxa: Ethnicity, Embodiment and Symbolic Violence. Bourdieu in Belfast - Queens University Belfast (31/03/2010)
The Affect of the racialised body in the masculine hierarchy of the school: a study of the lived experience of young migrant males in four inner-city multi-ethnic schools in Dublin. Sociological Association of Ireland, Carlow Institute of Technology (08/05/2009)
Young Masculinities and the Physical Body: A study of the relationships between boys in four multi-ethnic inner-city primary schools in Dublin. Gender and Education Association, Institute of Education, London (27/03/2009)
Migration and Families in Europe: National and Local Perpectives. University of Manchester (February 7th and 8th 2017) Details here
Production of Policy reports and creation of Website School of Social Science Small Grants £2K
Award Holders: Lindsey Garratt and Kitty Lymperopoulou
Migration and Families in Europe: national and local perspectives conference and network http://www.ethnicity.ac.uk/events/migration-and-families-in-europe-conference/ #MigFamEUR University of Manchester, Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST), £4.4K CoDE, methods@manchester, School of Social Science, Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) Award Holders: Lindsey Garratt and Kitty Lymperopoulou
Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. £1K Award holders: Lindsey Garratt and Kitty Lymperopoulou
NCRM - National Centre for Research Methods. £500 Award Holders: Lindsey Garratt and Kitty Lymperopoulou
Visit of Prof. Bryan Fanning University of Dublin University of Manchester, Simon and Hallsworth visiting Professor £1.9K Award Holder: Lindsey Garratt
The Office for the Minister of Children, PhD Award, National Competition €32K Award Holder: Lindsey Garratt (2010 -2012)
Trinity Immigration Initiative MPhil conversion to PhD €32K Award Holder: Lindsey Garratt (2007-2009)