[csaa-forum] Listening beyond Liberalism: PG/ECR workshop - UNSW Sydney 28 November - Call for EOIs

Tanja Dreher t.dreher at unsw.edu.au
Mon Sep 17 20:28:47 ACST 2018

Call for EOIs - Listening beyond Liberalism: PG/ECR workshop

Wednesday 28 November, 1.30 - 4.30pm

University of New South Wales, Sydney

Convened by Tanja Dreher (UNSW) and Leah Bassel (Roehampton)

The workshop on 'Listening beyond Liberalism' is open to postgraduate and early career researchers across a range of disciplines. The workshop will discuss the limitations of a liberal politics of listening (including therapeutic and managerial frameworks) and explore theorisations and practices that push beyond the liberal frame, including those that engage with settler colonialism, coloniality and decoloniality, intersectionality, critical disability studies, sound studies and more.

Outcomes:  The critiques and alternatives we identify in the workshop will then be shared with conference plenary and keynote speakers to inform their interventions. Workshop participants will be invited to contribute to follow-up online publications reflecting on the conference.

Requirements: Participants will be expected to prepare two set readings on the topic and a short overview of their own work.

Expressions of Interest: Interested applicants should submit an Expression of Interest, including an overview of current research (300 words max), a bio (300 words max) and a brief statement on the relevance of the workshop theme. Please submit EOIs by October 15 2018, via the online form here<https://goo.gl/forms/swvX9l4CqclO77552>.

Convenors: Tanja Dreher is an ARC Future Fellow, UNSW Scientia Fellow and Associate Professor in Media at the University of New South Wales. Her research focuses on the politics of listening in the context of media and multiculturalism, Indigenous sovereignties, feminisms and anti-racism. Tanja’s current research project focuses on the politics of listening in response to community and activist media.

Leah Bassel is Professor of Sociology at the University of Roehampton, UK, where her research interests include the political sociology of migration, intersectionality and citizenship. Her books include Refugee Women: Beyond Gender versus Culture (Routledge, 2012), The Politics of Listening: Possibilities and Challenges for Democratic Life (Palgrave, 2017), and Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain co-authored with Akwugo Emejulu (Policy Press 2017).

Dr Tanja Dreher

ARC Future Fellow / Scientia Fellow / Associate Professor

School of Arts and Media

University of New South Wales

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