There are three Gender and Education Association (GEA) funded places remaining for postgraduate students studying in the areas of gender and education to attend the conference 'Collisions, Coalitions and Riotous Subjects: The Riots one year on' to be held on the 28th September 2012.
Places are booking up fast so if you are interested in one of these places, please contact the conference organizers to indicate why you would like to be considered for funding to attend the conference (email: [log in to unmask] with subject ‘GEA place’).
The day will include plenary panels of guest speakers from across academia and public and political life. Confirmed speakers include: Professor Les Back (Goldsmiths); Professor Valerie Hey (University of Sussex), Professor Val Gillies (Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research); Dr Lisa McKenzie (University of Nottingham); Owen Jones (author of Chavs); Ojeaku Nwabuzo (The Runnymede Trust); Gillian Slovo (Playwright for the play The Riots) and Dr Clifford Stott (Aarhus University, Denmark; co-author of Mad Mobs and Englishmen? Myths and realities of the riots 2011); Dan Silver (Salford Social Action and Research Foundation); and Tracey Gore (Director of the Steve Biko Housing Association, Liverpool).
In addition the day will include a series of academic papers on themes including:
• Education and Work Futures in an Age of Austerity
• Community, Cohesion and Justice
• Framing the Riots: Discourses and Publics
• Youth: Riotous Spaces, Riotous Subjects?
• The cultural politics of resistance
• Troubling ‘Troubled’ families and welfare/workfare regimes
The full programme with timings and venue details is available on the LSBU website.http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/business/training.shtml#TheRiotsConference