BA, MA (Hons), PhD (Anthropology), Graduate Certificate in University Teaching

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Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins

Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins is an interdisciplinary researcher working towards inclusive futures for rural people and places. Her work investigates how historic and contemporary policies and practices help (or hinder) thriving regions, and experiments with new models to re-enable those ‘left behind’. Bryonny joined the CCRI in 2020 as Senior Research Fellow in the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE).

Bryonny’s research bridges both theory and practice, drawing on experience in England, Wales, Brittany and Central Europe. She collaborates with sustainable development practitioners and local government to broker knowledge and translate research into policy-ready language and practical tools. Her work on creating rural-urban connections is featured in the European Commission’s Handbook of Sustainable Urban Development Strategies.

At a theoretical level, Bryonny draws on her social science background to explore the long-term social and spatial processes that continue to shape rural regions. She is especially interested in:
1) The Industrial Revolution and postindustrial afterlives in rural places
2) How and why rural places come to be imagined as ‘stuck in the past’

Bryonny is an affiliate of the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD) and has been an invited speaker for the National Trust and the Assembly of European Regions. In 2019 she was recognised as one of the Welsh Crucible’s thirty emerging research leaders.

NICRE – National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise
CymBreizh: The impact of Brexit on fishing communities – A comparison of Brittany and Wales (funded by Maison des Sciences de l’Homme en Bretagne)
Horizon 2020 ROBUST project – Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies
Horizon 2020 IMAJINE project – Integrative Mechanisms for Addressing Spatial Justice and Territorial Inequalities in Europe

Dawson, A. & B. Goodwin-Hawkins. (2020) Social haunting, classed affect, and the afterlives of deindustrialisation. Journal of Working-Class Studies. 5(1): 53-70.

Jones, R., Goodwin-Hawkins, B. & Woods, M. (2020) From territorial cohesion to regional spatial justice: The Well-being of Future Generations Act in Wales.International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 445p. 894-912 19 p.

Dawson, A. & Goodwin-Hawkins, B., (2020) Post-Industrial Industrial Gemeinschaft: Northern Brexit and the Future Possible. The Journal of Working-Class Studies. 51p. 53-70

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. & Gould, H., (2020). Fieldwork at Sunset: Visual Representations of the Anthropological Online. Focaal. 202086p. 97-111 15 p.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. & Meher, M., (2020). Epistolary fragments for an Anthropology of Loneliness. Irish Journal of Anthropology. 221p. 114-121 8 p.

Demeterova, B.Goodwin-Hawkins, B. & Fischer, T. (2020). Conceptualisations of Territorial Cohesion in Central European border regions. European Planning Studies.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. & Jones, R. D., (2019). 1997 and 2016: Referenda, Brexit, and (re-)bordering at the European periphery. New Global Studies. 133p. 321-334

Goodwin-Hawkins, B (2019) A deep lead-coloured cloud: smoke and Northern English space in the industrial novel. Literary Geographies, 5 (1). pp. 25-38.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B and Dawson, A. (2018) Care and the afterlives of industrial moralities in postindustrial Northern England. Australian Journal of Anthropology, 29 (2). pp. 222-236

Dawson, A and Goodwin-Hawkins, B. (2018) Moralities of care in later life. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 29 (2). pp. 141-145.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B.  (2018) Monstrous Spectres: Chimneys and Their Smoke in Industrial Britain. Anthropological Forum. 28:2, pp.137-145.

Dawson, A. & Goodwin-Hawkins, B., (2018) Post-Fordist Death: A Comparative Ethnographic Analysis of Milling and Mining in Northern England. Death Studies. 425p. 282-289 8 p.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. Infrastructural Edgelands: The Re-Ruralisation of British Canals. iNtergraph: Journal of Dialogic Anthropology. 5:1, np.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. (2016) Morris dancers, matriarchs and paperbacks: Doing the village in contemporary Britain. Ethnography, 17 (3). pp. 309-325.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. (2015) Mobilities and the English Village: Moving Beyond Fixity in Rural West Yorkshire. Sociologia Ruralis, 55 (2). pp. 167-18.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. (2014) The Last Methodist: Chapel and Change in Postindustrial Northern England. iNtergraph: Journal of Dialogic Anthropology. 4:1, n.p.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. (2012) Weaving Time in the Textile Valley. Etnofoor. 24:1, pp.13-28.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. How Local is Local? Rethinking local food and the public plate in Monmouthshire, Wales. Horizon 2020 ROBUST project.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B., Oedl-Wieser, T., Bauchinger, L., Hausegger-Nestelberger, K., Heley, J., Kilis, E., Ovaska, U., Reichenberger, A., Ruiz-Martinez, I. & Woods, M., (2020) Rural Service Hubs. 

Ovaska, U.Bergs, R.Goodwin-Hawkins, B., Heley, J. & Oedl-Wieser, T., (2020) Multilocality: ROBUST Public Infrastructure and Social Services Short Report. 

Ovaska, U. R. Bergs, B. Goodwin-Hawkins, J. Heley & T. Oedl-Wieser. Multilocality. Horizon 2020 ROBUST project.

Ulceluse, M., B. Bock, T. Haartsen, B. Goodwin-Hawkins, R. Dafydd Jones, A.G. Papadopoulos, L.M. Fratsea, T. Komornicki, K. Czapiewski, B. Szejgiec, M. Farrell & M. Mahon. (2020) Synthesis report on migration perceptions of spatial inequalities. IMAJINE project deliverable 5.2.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. (2020)Cletwr – A Community-owned rural service hub. ROBUST project good practice report.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. (2020) Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) in rural areas. ROBUST project good practice report.

Dotti, N. F.Bourdin, S.Bramanti, A.Casula, M.Da Costa, E. M.De Gregorio Hurtado, S.Gloazzo, C.Goodwin-Hawkins, B.Kociuba, D.Matteucci, N.McSorley, L.Musiałkowska, I.Oberst, C.Pazos-Vidal, S.Polverari, L.Potluka, O. & Tulppo, P., (2020). Cohesion Policy for Coronavirus, and beyond: Statement of the Regional Studies Association Cohesion Policy Network. Regional Studies Association.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. (2020) Village halls as digital hubs. ROBUST project good practice report.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. & R. Dafydd Jones. (2020) Welsh-Breton Town Twinning: Opportunities and Challenges for the Future. WISERD public report.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. (2020) Arts and Culture for Health and Wellbeing in Rural Wales. ROBUST project research briefing.

Dafydd Jones, R. & B. Goodwin-Hawkins. (2020) German migrants to rural Wales. IMAJINE project summary report.

Dafydd Jones, R. & B. Goodwin-Hawkins. (2020) Romanian migrants to post-industrial Wales. IMAJINE project summary report.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. & R. Dafydd Jones. (2020) Internal migrants to West Wales and the Valleys. IMAJINE project summary report.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B., Strengthening rural-urban cultural connections: Three lessons from ROBUST’s Cultural Connections Community of Practice. Horizon 2020 ROBUST project.

Jones, R., M. Plotnikova, B. Goodwin-Hawkins, J. Heley & M. Welsh. (2020) Labour Market and Skills Review for Mid Wales. Commissioned report, Welsh Government/Growing Mid Wales.

Weckroth, M., S. Moisio, A.G. Papadopoulos, L. Fratsea, R. Jones, M. Woods. B. Goodwin-Hawkins, F. Mayer, J. Miggelbrink, L. Basile, & M. Mahon. (2018) Definitions of Territorial Cohesion Among EU and National and Regional Policymakers. Horizon 2020 IMAJINE project.

Woods, M., J. Heley & B. Goodwin-Hawkins. (2018)  The ROBUST Conceptual Framework: A Guide for Practitioners. Horizon 2020 ROBUST project.

Woods, M., J. Heley & B. Goodwin-Hawkins. (2018) An Action and Policy-Oriented Conceptual and Methodological Framework. Horizon 2020 ROBUST project.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. (2018) Snapshot: Expressions of Urban – Peri-Urban – Rural Relationships: Biosffer Dyfi Biosphere. Horizon 2020 ROBUST project

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. (2018) Snapshot: Expressions of Urban – Peri-Urban – Rural Relationships: Mynyddoedd Cambrian Mountains Initiative. Horizon 2020 ROBUST project.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B., A. Dawson & J. Lister. (2017) Working Anthropology. Commissioned report, Head’s Strategic Initiative Fund, School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. & A. Dawson. (2016) Advancing Anthropology. Commissioned report, Head’s Strategic Initiative Fund, School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne.

Goodwin, M., K. Are, M. Schmitz, B. Goodwin-Hawkins, W. Aayeshah & E. Lakey. (2019)  ‘The capstone experience: Five principles for a connected curriculum’. In R. Bridgstock & N. Tippet (Eds). Higher Education and the Future of Graduate Employability: A Connectedness Learning Approach. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Pp. 139-159.

Goodwin-Hawkins, B.  (2019) ‘Wild, Bleak Moors: Literary landscaping and the re-ruralisation of ‘Brontë Country’’. In L. McCracken Fletcher (Ed.) Literary Tourism and the British Isles: History, Imagination, and the Politics of Place. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. Pp. 119-134.


Goodwin-Hawkins, B. 1997, 2016 and 2020: Reflecting on the Welsh Border. Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study: Borders, Covid-19 and the Global Depression 2.0, online (May 2020).

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. How local is local food? WISERD Away Day, online (May 2020).

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. & R. Dafydd Jones. Welsh Town Twinning: A future for civil society across borders, or the end of association? Voluntary Sector Studies Network: Civil society in the four UK nations: past, present and future challenges, Cardiff (November 2019).

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. & R. Dafydd Jones. Civil society mobility and Wales-in-Europe: Exploring exchange through town twinnng. WISERD Away Day, Llandrindod Wells (November 2019).

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. & R. Dafydd Jones. Aspiration Amidst Inequality: Middle Class Migrants to ‘Left Behind’ Regions. Regional Studies Association Winter Conference, London (November 2019).

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. Making metrics, marking maps: NUTS2 as ethnographic object. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sozial und Kulturanthropologie, Konstanz (Sept/Oct 2019).

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. & R. Dafydd Jones. Negotiating citizenships: German citizens, European Union citizenship, and the limits of denizenship. Association for German Studies, Bristol (September 2019).

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. & B. Demeterova. What does the EU do for you? Funding discourses, local disjunctures and ‘left behind’ places. Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK & Commonwealth, Norwich (September 2019).

Tisenkopfs, T., E. Kilis, S. Šūmane, L. Bauchinger, K. Hausegger-Nestelberger, B. Goodwin-Hawkins, S. Arcuri & J. Duncan. ‘Strengthening rural–urban cultural connections in practice: lessons from living labs in Europe.’ Associazione Italiana di Storia Urbana, Bologna (September 2019).

Heley, J., Goodwin-Hawkins, B., M. Woods, R. Jones, M. Welsh & C. Jones-Evans. ‘The ‘problem’ of Mid Wales and rethinking rural-urban relations after Brexit’. Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods, Aberystwyth. (2019)

Woods, M., B. Goodwin-Hawkins & R. Jones. ‘The right to the country? Ruralising spatial justice.’ European Society for Rural Sociology, Trondheim. (2019)

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. The Railroad to Nowhere and the Ghosts of EU Funding Past. Afterlives Symposium, Ghent. (2019)

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. & R. Dafydd Jones. ‘Migration and territorial inequalities: A Welsh case study’. WISERD Away Day, Llandrindod Wells. (2019)

Woods, M. & B. Goodwin-Hawkins. ‘How researchers and practitioners understand common terms and concepts’. WISERD Away Day, Llandrindod Wells. (2019)

Goodwin-Hawkins, B., M. Woods & J. Heley. ‘Exploring academic and practitioner perspectives on economic development and governance at the rural-urban interface’. Transatlantic Rural Research Network, Aberdeen. (2019)

Jones, R., & B. Goodwin-Hawkins. ‘Governing the future and the search for spatial justice’. American Association of Geographers, Washington. (2019)

Bloom, P., B. Goodwin-Hawkins, V. Siegl & C. Swader. Roundtable: ‘How Cross-Regional Research?’ The Moral Dimensions of Economic Life: Cross-Regional Perspectives. Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, Oxford. (2019)

Jones, R. & B. Goodwin-Hawkins. ‘From funding to wellbeing: Conceptualising territorial cohesion in Wales’. IMAJINE WP1 Project Conference, Athens. (2018)

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. ‘Bad Gym Coaches: Lessons in Lycra for Learning and Teaching’ Aberystwyth University Learning and Teaching Conference, Aberystwyth. (2018)

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. & R. Jones. ‘Cohesion Cymru: European Objectives in National Times’. European Association of Social Anthropologists, Stockholm. (2018)

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. ‘What is territorial cohesion in Wales?’ (2018)

Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods, Llandrindod Wells. (2018)

Jones, R., B. Goodwin-Hawkins & M. Woods. ‘Regionalising spatial justice: the role of the Well-being of Future Generations Act in Wales’. Regional Studies Association, Lugano. (2018)

2017 Goodwin-Hawkins, B. ‘Infrastructural Edgelands: Ruination and Regeneration on the Rochdale Canal’, Australian Anthropological Society, Adelaide. (2017)

Goodwin, M., B. Goodwin-Hawkins & W. Aayeshah. ‘The Third Space - managing disruption and building capacity in the arts’, HASS Futures: The BA Conference, Brisbane. (2017)

Aayeshah, W., B. Goodwin-Hawkins & M. Goodwin. ‘Capping the degree: Providing a strong HASS capstone experience’, HASS Futures: The BA Conference, Brisbane. (2017)

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. & W. Aayeshah. ‘Slow Pedagogy: Making space for ethnography in higher education practice’, Oceania Ethnography and Education Network, Melbourne. (2017)

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. ‘Belonging and softness: The ‘selfhood of staying’ in rural Northern England’, European Society for Rural Sociology, XXVII Congress, Kraków. (2017)

Goodwin, M., K. Are, M. Schmitz, B. Goodwin-Hawkins & W. Aayeshah. ‘Beyond the classroom: Finding & surviving the third space’, University of Melbourne Teaching and Learning Conference. (2017)

Goodwin-Hawkins, B. ‘On Chimneys’, Australian Anthropological Society, Sydney (2016)

Workshops & Guest Lectures: 

Aberystwyth University:  ‘Conflict and Change: The Making of Urban and Rural Places’(Guest lecture series, 1st semester 2018)

The University of Melbourne: ‘Teaching and Learning Symposium 1: Foundations’ (Co-convenor; February 2017)

‘The Ethnographer’s CV’ (Co-presenter with Catherine Mann, 1st semester 2016) MA & PhD employability workshop, 20 students

‘Journal Article Workshop’ (Convenor, 1st and 2nd semester 2014, 1st and 2nd semester 2015) MA & PhD publication workshop;

‘Going Places – Travelling Smarter’ (Guest lecture, 2nd semester 2016, 1st semester 2017)

‘Anthropology: Studying Human Diversity’ (Guest lecture, 2nd semester 2016)

‘Theory and the Anthropological Imagination’ (Guest lecture, 2nd semester 2015)

‘Anthropology: Studying Human Diversity’ (Guest lecture, 2nd semester 2015)



The University of Melbourne:
Keeping the Body in Mind (Tutor, 1st semester 2016)

Power (Tutor, 1st semester 2013, 1st semester 2016)

Theory and the Anthropological Imagination (Tutor, 2nd semester 2013)

The University of Auckland:
Human Cultures (Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2nd semester 2009)

New Start Arts (Guest Tutor, 2nd semester 2009)

PhD Supervision: 

2015-16 Patricia Gillespie: ‘Autonomy, Dignity and Kinship: Elders’ Views on How They Wish to Live’. PhD in anthropology – not completed due to student’s sudden death. Co-Supervisor with Andrew Dawson.