Flossie began her postdoctoral post with WISERDs Civil Society research centre in 2020, whilst completing her PhD research at Aberystwyth University. The topic of her doctoral research was Countercultral Cymru: stories of lifestyle migration to rural Wales, 1965-1980. This was centred on primary data collected through interviews with the migrants themselves, and dealt with themes of reacting against cultural change and political chaos, alongside concepts of belonging and identity.
The use of stories and oral testimony as research sources continue to play a central part in Flossie’s research interests, as she continues to explore reactions to cultural change and political chaos through the lens of contemporary civil society and polarisation. Other research interests include:
- the development of sustainable / alternative lifestyles
- heritage (in particular heritage values, intangible heritage, and heritage interpretation)
- interdisciplinary research methods
Flossie is also a postdoctoral representative for the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society.