Upcoming events

Activating Research series
Summer 2021

SEMINAR
Positionality and Power: Foregrounding Equity in your Research

Thursday 29th July 2021, 2-3pm BST
Where and how do conversations about power show up in the way we develop our research? To respond to this question, this talk will help guide researchers through exercises that interrogate their influences emphasizing how chronology, relationships and representation can help us to build research with equity and social justice at the forefront of our intentions and execution. 
Speaker: Breanna J. McDaniel
Platform: Microsoft Teams


PANEL DISCUSSION
Pop Culture as a Colonial Landscape

Wednesday 4th August 2021, 2pm-3.30pm BST
An intersectional discussion on colonialism as a persistent and pervasive phenomenon within the pop culture landscape.
Speakers: Keisha Bruce (University of Nottingham), Dr Francesca Sobande (Cardiff University), Rianna Walcott (Kings College London)
Platform: Microsoft Teams


WORKSHOP
Decolonising Fictional Worlds

Thursday 12th August 11am-12.30pm BST
Event info tbc
Facilitator: Katalina Watt
Platform: Microsoft Teams


WORKSHOP
Imagining Meaningful Represenation

Wednesday 19th August 2021, 11am-12:30pm BST
In this workshop, Betty will speak about trying to grapple with the vast disjunct that often occur between academic theory and lived experience. Citing the weekends she used to spend working at the strip club and the weekdays spent discussing and studying the philosophy of feminism in relation to sex work, she will trace her journey through how she started pushing for social change. She doesn’t have all the answers yet, but we will try and work through them together to bridge the gap between theory and speculation, to lived and material reality.
Facilitator: Chao-Ying (Betty) Rao
Platform: Microsoft Teams

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