Programme 2016

Academia and Affect: Thinking Through Personal Relationships to Research
A Critical and Interdisciplinary Symposium (#acaf)
University of Sheffield 3rd June 2016


9.15: Arrival and registration

10:00- 10:30: Welcome and introduction by Emily Thew

10:30-11:00: Marie-Alix Thouaille: “The Mediated Woman Author”

11:00-11:15: Break

11:15-11.45: Maryam Jameela: “The Value of Personal Experience in Research: ‘Traditionally Submissive’ Muslim Women”

11:45-12:15: Seán McCorry: “Animal Advocacy and the Politics of (Un)happiness”

12:15–12.30: Break

12.30-13:00: Rachel Handforth: “Researching Doctoral Journeys as a Doctoral Student: Reflecting on Positionality, Affect and Practice”

13:00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-14.30: Ellie Waters: “Empathy takes time, and efficiency is for things, not people”

14.30-15.00: Penny Andrews: “Everyday Value in Academia”

15.00-15.15: Break

15.15-15.45: Ruth Beresford: “Researching Pornography: Negotiating Emotional and Political Input with Privacy and Protection of Personal Life”

15.45-16.15: Kit Heyam: “Personal Navigations of Hetero- and Cisnormativity in Research and Teaching”

16.15-16.30: Break

16.30-17.00: Beth Kamunge: “Dialoguing with Black Feminists in Sheffield About Food, as a Fat, Vegetarian, Working Class, Christian, Immigrant, Black-Feminist Woman”

17.00-17.30: Claudia Haley: “Attempting to put the Showgirl Back in her Box”

17:30-18:00: Juice Reception with Reflection led by Richard Woodall


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