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Louisa Choe

Assistant Research Fellow

PhD Candidate

Email louisa.choe@otago.ac.nz

Research interests

Louisa ChoeLouisa is interested in affordability and access to housing and services for those who are vulnerable. She is passionate about participatory research that gives voice to her research collaborators. Louisa is undertaking research that seeks to disrupt power differential and focuses on achieving outcomes for her research collaborators.

Background

Louisa studied economics and sociology at the University of Auckland. After graduating, she conducted a report on youth homelessness for the Methodist Mission. Louisa is currently undertaking a mixed methods PhD, examining why and how the poor pay more in relation to adolescents' experience of unstable housing in New Zealand. Her study seeks to conceptualize and operationalise the different financial, social, opportunity and emotional costs derived from situations of unstable housing. In 2018, Louisa was awarded the Graduate Essay Prize by the Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Research projects

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Publications

Choe, L. (2020). How contradictory friendships disrupted my study of working-class girls' residential instability. In P. Billett, M. Hart & D. Martin (Eds.), Complexities of researching with young people. (pp. 211-222). Abingdon, England: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429424489

Tolich, M., Tumilty, E., Choe, L., Hohmann-Marriott, B., & Fahey, N. (2020). Researcher emotional safety as ethics in practice: Why professional supervision should augment PhD candidates’ academic supervision. In R. Iphofen (Ed.), Handbook of research ethics and scientific integrity. (pp. 1-15). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-76040-7

Stewart, K., Toy-Cronin, B., & Choe, L. (2020). New Zealand lawyers, pro bono, and access to justice. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Legal Issues Centre. 32p. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/9952

Tolich, M., Tumilty, E., Choe, L., Hohmann-Marriott, B., & Fahey, N. (2019). Researcher emotional safety as ethics in practice: Why professional supervision should augment PhD candidates' academic supervision. In M. C. Dawson, L. Procter, R. Stringer & P. Vakaoti (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sociology, Gender Studies & Criminology, Social & Community Work Postgraduate Symposium III. (pp. 51). Dunedin, New Zealand: Sociology, Gender Studies & Criminology Programme, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Choe, L. (2018). Evicting my childhood: Adolescent's experience of transient housing in a marginalised world. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Wellbeing & Public Policy. (pp. 18). Retrieved from https://www.confer.nz/wellbeingandpublicpolicy2018

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Stewart, K., Toy-Cronin, B., & Choe, L. (2020). New Zealand lawyers, pro bono, and access to justice. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Legal Issues Centre. 32p. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/9952

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Chapter in Book - Research

Choe, L. (2020). How contradictory friendships disrupted my study of working-class girls' residential instability. In P. Billett, M. Hart & D. Martin (Eds.), Complexities of researching with young people. (pp. 211-222). Abingdon, England: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429424489

Tolich, M., Tumilty, E., Choe, L., Hohmann-Marriott, B., & Fahey, N. (2020). Researcher emotional safety as ethics in practice: Why professional supervision should augment PhD candidates’ academic supervision. In R. Iphofen (Ed.), Handbook of research ethics and scientific integrity. (pp. 1-15). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-76040-7

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Journal - Research Article

Tolich, M., Choe, L., Doesburg, A., Foster, A., Shaw, R., & Wither, D. (2017). Teaching research ethics as active learning: Reading Venkatesh and Goffman as curriculum resources. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 20(3), 243-253. doi: 10.1080/13645579.2017.1287870

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Tolich, M., Tumilty, E., Choe, L., Hohmann-Marriott, B., & Fahey, N. (2019). Researcher emotional safety as ethics in practice: Why professional supervision should augment PhD candidates' academic supervision. In M. C. Dawson, L. Procter, R. Stringer & P. Vakaoti (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sociology, Gender Studies & Criminology, Social & Community Work Postgraduate Symposium III. (pp. 51). Dunedin, New Zealand: Sociology, Gender Studies & Criminology Programme, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Choe, L. (2018). Evicting my childhood: Adolescent's experience of transient housing in a marginalised world. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Wellbeing & Public Policy. (pp. 18). Retrieved from https://www.confer.nz/wellbeingandpublicpolicy2018

Choe, L. (2018). Evicting my childhood: Adolescents' experience of transient housing in a marginalised world. In M. C. Dawson, P. Vakaoti & M. Tolich (Eds.), Proceedings of the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work Postgraduate Symposium II. (pp. 11). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. [Abstract]

Choe, L. (2017). Faking friendship? A pilot study of working class girls' residential instability. Proceedings of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa, New Zealand (SAANZ) Conference: Respect Existence or Expect Resistance. (pp. 19). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/saanz

Hohmann-Marriott, B., Choe, L., & Hill, L. (2017). Student-parents at New Zealand universities. Proceedings of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa, New Zealand (SAANZ) Conference: Respect Existence or Expect Resistance. (pp. 53). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/saanz

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Choe, L. (2018, December). Evicting my childhood: Young people's survival of unstable housing. Verbal presentation at the Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (SAANZ) Conference: The Future in the Past, Wellington, New Zealand.

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