Sussex Research Hive

 The Sussex Research Hive is the Library's designated area for researchers, open to all doctoral researchers and research staff. It provides private study areas, bookable meeting rooms and space for discussion and collaborative work.

SAGE Publications have given funding to support both the Research Hive and the Library's innovative work in engaging with the research community at Sussex. Further information is available from the University's press release.

Three Research Hive Scholars support the area, engaging with researchers at Sussex to find out what they want from their community, and planning events in response. The new Research Hive Scholars for 2016-17 have been appointed and are looking forward to starting in September. Follow the Research Hive on Twitter and read their blog to find out about the latest events and when the Scholars are available.

As part of their roles, the Research Hive Scholars evaluate use of the space and make recommendations for its future development. Please send any feedback about the areas to the Scholars:

A photograph of the three Sussex Research Hive Scholars sitting outside the Research Hive
















Marta Schoch
Marta is starting her second year as a full-time PhD candidate in Economics. Her research is on political economy and in particular, she is currently working on wealth inequality and political preferences in the UK. She is more than glad to talk about her research interest and the challenges that she is/has been facing during the last year. Her main goal for this year as a Sussex Research Hive Scholar is to empower the PhD community here at Sussex and to emphasise the importance of having a network that spans over different disciplines.
Marianela Barrios Aquino
Marianela obtained a BA in Sociology at the University of Salamanca (Spain). Marianela started her postgraduate education at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, during that time she was also a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of International Migration of the Georgetown University. Currently she is a PhD candidate at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research of the University of Sussex. Her research interests include issues regarding the experience of migration and citizenship, as well as issues of identity negotiation in transnational contexts.
Tom Ottway
Tom is doing PhD part-time in the School of Media, Film & Music researching the notion of ‘home’ (specifically Brighton) through various media and senses, especially sound. This encompasses sonic art, sound studies, music, geography, urban studies and much more, so he is aware of the challenges of interdisciplinary research. His PhD is in Creative and Critical Practice, which means he is doing both a theoretical and also a significant practical element. He is interested in using technology to trigger sound/audio, and is considering writing a video game to locate and explore oral testimony/history in specific spaces. He would be very happy to meet for a drink and discuss research interests and ideas.


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