Genuine Inquiry 010

What might we mean by socially engaged research?









Sophie Hope



October 8, 2021




Sophie Hope has worked as an artist and an academic. She currently works at Birkbeck, part of the University of London. Since 2010 she has co-developed a network of practice-based research students at Birkbeck, called Corkscrew. She also chairs the School of Arts Disability Committee and serves as a member of the Peltz/Arts Space Steering Committee, Birkbeck Institute of Gender and Sexuality (BIGS) and Centre for Museum Cultures Research Centre Steering Committee.

She describes her academic work as socially engaged research and in this episode of Genuine Inquiry she reflects on what the term “socially engaged research” might mean. She discusses issues of consent, power relations, and trust, among others.