Using a range of multi-modal and multi-media methodologies, Dr Magali Peyrefitte's research focuses on how identity and power relations are affected and transformed within everyday spaces, in cities as well as in the home. With a commitment for greater social justice, she has looked at identity, home and belonging in cities at the intersection of different social categories and factors. Her teaching is directly informed by her research interests with the aim to provide a critical and transformative space for her students.
Following her MA in Contemporary British Society (with Merit) at the University of Nottingham, Magali Peyrefitte was awarded an E.S.R.C 1+3 studentship and went on to do her PhD on the subject of British Asian suburbanisation in the city of Nottingham (thesis title: Diasporic Trajectories of Suburbanisation: Ethnicity, Space and Place).
Recently, she worked on a project making an innovative use of the digital story approach with migrant women working in the voluntary sector in London. In France, she has been conducting research around gender and suburbanisation which were originally presented in a portrait exhibition thinking about alternative ways of disseminating sociology and engaging the public: http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2015/12/25/2244576-exposition-a-l-espace-germaine-chaumel.html
Her work has also been expanding to issues of gentrification in Soho (https://mdxminds.com/2016/07/21/top-down-gentrification-in-soho-a-reflection-in-words-and-images/) and in the Northern suburbs of London.
In addition, Magali has been working on the question of employability: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resource/e-portfolios-evaluating-and-auditing-student-employability-engagement
2011 PhD in Sociology, University of Nottingham
2006 MA in Research Methods (E.S.R.C 1+3) University of Nottingham
2005 MA in Contemporary British Society (with merit) University of Nottingham
2004 Postgraduate Certificate in Education University of Nottingham
2004 QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) in Modern Foreign Languages University of Nottingham
2002 BA in Modern Foreign Languages speciality English (Licence Langues, Littératures et Civilisations Etrangères Spécialité Anglais) Université de Toulouse le Mirail (France)
English and French
Magali Peyrefitte has been lecturing at Middlesex University since 2012. She is the module leader for Researching the City: Skills and Methods (CRM 1420); Sociology of Popular Culture (SOC 2520) and co-module leader for the Placement module LAW 3330 and Crime, Media and Culture.
Magali is Programme Leader for the BA Sociology with Psychology.
Magali is interested in working with students exploring questions in urban sociology in relation to gender, race and ethnicity. Magali is also interested in working with innovative qualitative methods (visual and multi-sensory methods).
Sanders-McDonagh, Erin and Peyrefitte, Magali (2018) Immoral geographies and Soho's sex shops: exploring spaces of sexual diversity in London. Gender, Place and Culture, 25 (3). pp. 351-367. ISSN 0966-369X
Peyrefitte, Magali and Sanders-McDonagh, Erin (2018) Space, power and sexuality: transgressive and transformative possibilities at the interstices of spatial boundaries. Gender, Place and Culture, 25 (3). pp. 325-333. ISSN 0966-369X
Vacchelli, Elena and Peyrefitte, Magali (2018) Telling digital stories as feminist research and practice: a 2-day workshop with migrant women in London. Methodological Innovations, 11 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 2059-7991
Peyrefitte, Magali and Lazar, Gillian (2018) Student-centered pedagogy and real-world research: using documents as sources of data in teaching social science skills and methods. Teaching Sociology, 46 (1). pp. 62-74. ISSN 0092-055X
Vacchelli, Elena and Peyrefitte, Magali (2018) From a/topia to topia: towards a gendered right to the city for migrant volunteers in London. Cities, 76 . pp. 12-17. ISSN 0264-2751
2015 - HEA (Higher Education Agency) Enbedding Employability into the Curriculum Strategic Enhancement Programme [Magali Peyrefitte (PI) and Angus Nurse] - £5000