Queerly Theorising Higher Education & Academia: Interdisciplinary Conversations

Queerly Theorising Higher Education & Academia: Interdisciplinary Conversations 
Half-day International Symposium 

Monday 8th December 2014, 12 noon – 7:30pm, followed by a drinks reception

Room 802, Institute of Education (IOE), 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL 

This half-day international symposium brings together queer theorisations of higher education and academia that are currently developing within discipline-specific contexts. At this symposium, we will explore the ways that academia and higher education are being queerly theorised, and discuss how these theorisations are situated within and yet pushing against disciplinary settings. With an emphasis on conversation and discussion, the event will provide a platform for the collaborative development of ideas over the course of the day. Contributors to the round table and discussion-presentations range from established scholars to doctoral students, and are from a variety of disciplinary locations and institutional settings.

Round table participants: 
Oliver Davis – University of Warwick
Michael O’Rourke – ISSH, Macedonia & Global Center for Advanced Studies
Nick Rumens – Middlesex University
Yvette Taylor – Weeks Centre, London South Bank University
Kathryn Medien – University of Warwick (Chair)

Presenters:
James Burford – University of Auckland, New Zealand/Aotearoa
Jennifer Fraser – Birkbeck
Vicky Gunn – University of Glasgow
Emily F. Henderson – Institute of Education
Genine Hook – Monash University, Australia
Z Nicolazzo – Miami University, Ohio, US
Sean Curran – Institute of Education (Chair)
Emma Jones – Institute of Education (Chair)

Discussants: 
Elliot Evans – King’s College London
TBC

The event will be hosted by CHES (Centre for Higher Education Studies) and is funded by the Bloomsbury ESRC Doctoral Training Centre.

Registration is free, but places are limited so booking is essential.

To book, or for further information, contact Emily Henderson:ehenderson01@ioe.ac.uk

RSVP by 14th November 2014.

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