Presentations

LIVEDIFFERENCE: List of Research Presentations

Forthcoming invited presentations and keynotes

2015

Valentine G. Learning to Live with Difference: an international comparative approach (Invited lecture). Graduate School of Education Research Seminar Series, University of Exeter, UK, 28th April 2015

Valentine G. Mapping the meaning of ‘difference': a social topography of prejudice (Invited Keynote lecture). The bi-annual meeting of the German Geographical Association. Berlin, Germany, 1-4th October 2015

 

2014

Valentine G. Inter Class Encounters:  negotiating prejudice and equality. The Role and Relevance of Middle Classes for Urban Restructur​ing Workshop Dusseldorf​, Germany, 9-10th October 2014

 

Lectures, presentations and keynotes during the lifetime of the research programme

2014

Valentine G. Creating inclusionary futures: the challenge for young people of living with difference. The International Geographical Union Regional Conference, Krakow, Poland,  18-21st Aug 2014

Valentine, G. Encounters in an Age of Diversity: reflections on spatial normativites. Invited keynote presentation at the Superdiversity: Theory, Method and Practice in an Era of Change International Conference. Birmingham, UK 23rd June 2014

Gawlewicz, A. Supermobility and superdiversity: The effects of migrant encounters with difference and circulation of values and attitudes towards otherness. Superdiversity: Theory, Method and Practice in an Era of Change International Conference. Birmingham, UK. 24th June 2014

Valentine, G.  The Privatisation of Prejudice? Reflections on Equality Legislation, Spatial Normativities & the Future of Social Relations. Invited presentation in the department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK, 12th May 2014.

Gawlewicz, A  Narkowicz, K. Islamophobia on the move: Circulation of anti-Muslim prejudice between Poland and the UK. Muslims in UK and Europe Postgraduate Symposium, Centre of Islamic Studies, Cambridge University, UK, 16th May 2014

Valentine, G. The Future of Social Relations: Rethinking Prejudice and togetherness in times of crisis. Keynote presentation at the The Future of Social Relations: Rethinking Prejudice and Togetherness in Times of Crisis International Conference. Sheffield, UK, 21-23rd May 2014

Gawlewicz, A. ‘We inspire each other, subconsciously’: Circulation of prejudice towards difference between migrants and their significant others in sending country. The Future of Social Relations: Rethinking Prejudice and Togetherness in Times of Crisis. Sheffield, UK, 22nd May 2014

Jackson, L, and Valentine, G. Consuming news: Reflections on the Role of the Media in Reproducing Prejudice in Everyday Life. The Future of Social Relations: Rethinking Prejudice and Togetherness in Times of Crisis. Sheffield, UK, 21-23rd May 2014

Piekut, A. Diversity and perceptions: investigating relationship between actual and perceived diversity in two different urban contexts. The Future of Social Relations: Rethinking Prejudice and Togetherness in Times of Crisis. Sheffield, UK, 21-23rd May 2014

Winiarska, A. The role of rules and motivation in creating ‘meaningful contact’. The Future of Social Relations: Rethinking Prejudice and Togetherness in Times of Crisis. Sheffield, UK, 21-23rd May 2014

Harris, C. Intimate Encounters: the negotiation of difference within the family and its implications for social relations in public space. The Future of Social Relations: Rethinking Prejudice and Togetherness in Times of Crisis, Sheffield, UK. 21-23rd May 2014

Narkowicz, K. Antagonism, Alliances and Friendships: navigating religious and secular politics in Warsaw. The Future of Social Relations: Rethinking Prejudice and Togetherness in Times of Crisis. Sheffield, UK, 21-23rd May 2014

Jackson, L. Gender, stereotypes and stigma formation: The case of abortion in the UK. The Future of Social Relations: Rethinking Prejudice and Togetherness in Times of Crisis. Sheffield, UK, 21-23rd May 2014

Jackson, L, and Mayblin, L. In the Contact Zone: Understanding Meaningful Encounters across Difference. British Sociological Association Annual Conference. Leeds, UK, 24th April 2014

Harris, C., Piekut, A., Jackson,. L., and Valentine., G. Attitudes towards Difference: attitudes and encounter in UK and Poland. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. Tampa, USA, 12th April 2014

Jackson, L, and Valentine, G. Rethinking spaces, sites and encounters of conflict in 21st century Britain: The case of abortion protest in public space. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. Tampa, USA, 12th April 2014

Valentine, G. The privatisation of prejudice? reflections on public understandings of equality legislation, (in)justice and the future of social relations’. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference Tampa, USA, 12th April 2014

Wood, N. Geographies of Prejudice: the Future of Social Relations. (Discussant).  Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. Tampa, USA, 12th April 2014

Jackson, L., Mayblin, L., and Valentine, G. Beyond fleeting encounters: Making contact across difference meaningful. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. Tampa, USA, 11th April 2014

Narkowicz, K.  Looking towards non-secular encounters in the city of Warsaw. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. Tampa, USA, 11th April 2014

Gawlewicz, A. Essentializing ‘the home’ and ‘the host': Migrant encounters with difference and reimagining the national. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. Tampa, USA, 8th April 2014

Valentine, G. Cities of Diversity and Encounter: Theorizing Economic and Social Class in Urban Places (Panelist). Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. Tampa, USA, 8th April 2014

Valentine, G. Mobility and the spatiality of (in)tolerance: implications for the future of social relations. Invited presentation at the Enclave Cities: Towards Mobility-Based Perspectives on Urban Segregation Seminar. Utrecht University, Netherlands, 21st March, 2014

Harris, C. Attitudes towards migrant workers: reactions to East European migrant workers in the UK. Transnational Migration and Global Work Workshop. University of Stockholm, Sweden, 6th March 2014

Valentine, G. Learning Encounters: in an era of globalisation. Invited keynote presentation at the Globalising Education Conference, University of Sheffield, UK, 14th February 2014

 

2013

Gawlewicz, A. Poza rasizmem i tolerancją: Spotkania polskich migrantów z ‘Innością’ oraz transfer wartości i postaw wobec różnorodności [Beyond racism and tolerance: Polish migrant encounters with difference and the transmission of values and attitudes towards diversity] (Presentation in Polish). Polish migrants in Europe Conference, Institute of European Studies of Jagiellonian, University and Migration Research Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, 28th November 2013.

Harris, C. Class difference and prejudice in the UK (Invited lecture) Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK, 19th November, 2013

Jackson, L. Negotiating ‘unseen difference': conflicting and competing rights (Invited lecture) Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK, 19th November, 2013

Mayblin, L. ‘Meaningful’ encounters across difference (Invited lecture) Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK, 19th November, 2013

Narkowicz, K. Mosques as difference: tensions around mosque building in Poland (Invited lecture) Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK, 19th November, 2013

Piekut, A. Różnorodność w Warszawie – wyniki sondażu. Livedifference Seminar: Living with Difference in Warsaw. Warsaw, Poland, 15th October, 2013

Narkowicz, K. Opozycja wobec budowy dwóch meczetów w Warszawie (Two mosques, Two tensions: Opposition against two mosque constructions in Warsaw). Livedifference seminar: Living with Difference in Warsaw. Warsaw, Poland, 15th October, 2013

Gawlewicz, A. Migracja, spotkania z Innością oraz transfer wartości i postaw [Migration encounters with difference and the transmission of values and attitudes] (presentation in Polish). Livedifference Seminar: Living with Difference in Warsaw. Warsaw, Poland,  15thOctober, 2013

Jackson, L and Mayblin, L. Creating meaningful contact through sport. SPORT for dialogue seminar. Warsaw, Poland, 16th October 2013

Vieten, U. M, and Harris, C. Living with Difference in Europe: Making Communities Out of Strangers. Mobile University Event. University of Sheffiield, UK, 28-29th September, 2013.

Gawlewicz, A, and      Winieck, K. Od społeczności homogenicznej do heterogenicznej? Kontakty międzykulturowe polskich migrantów oraz transfer wartości i postaw wobec różnorodności [From homogeneous to heterogeneous community? Polish migrant intercultural encounters and transmission of values and attitudes towards diversity] (Presentation in Polish). 15th Congress of the Polish Sociological Association. Szczecin, Poland, 13th September, 2013

Piekut, A. Miejskie spotkania z różnorodnością: kontakty międzygrupowe w różnych przestrzeniach w Warszawie. Polish Sociological Association Annual Conference (XV Zjazd PTS). Szczecin, Poland, 11-14th September, 2013

Vieten, U. M, and Piekut, A. Seeking ‘The New Normal’? Troubled Spaces of Encountering Visible Differences in Warsaw’. 4th Annual International Conference ‘Theorising Normalcy and the Mundane’. Sheffield Hallam University, UK, 4th September, 2013

Gawlewicz, A. Beyond ‘us’ and ‘them’: encounters with difference and redefining the national. RGS-IBG Annual Conference. London, UK, 27-30th August, 2013

Jackson, L., Harris, C. and Valentine, G Introduction Negotiating strange encounters: Conceptualising conversations across difference. RGS-IBG Annual Conference. London, UK, 27-30th August, 2013

Jackson, L. Moral resistance: Performing Pro-Life and Pro-Choice resistance in public space. RGS-IBG Annual Conference. London, UK, 27-30th August, 2013

Harris, C. Valentine, G., Piekut, A. and Jackson, L. Attitudes towards the ‘stranger’: negotiating encounters with difference in the UK and Poland. RGS-IBG Annual Conference. London, UK, 27-30th August, 2013

Mayblin, L. “If you’re Jewish how can you not Believe in God?” Sport and the Challenge of Interfaith Dialogue in the Absence of Faith. 11th Conference of European Sociological Association (ESA 2013). Turin, Italy, 28-31st August, 2013

Piekut, A. Still “strangers to ourselves”? Unpacking Prejudice Discourses in Post-socialist Context in Poland. 11th Conference of European Sociological Association (ESA 2013). Turin, Italy, 28-31st August, 2013

Valentine, G. Children, ‘difference': social capital, moral dispositions and the (un)making of prejudice.  Children’s Invited keynote presentation at the Children’s Relationships, Embodied Social Capital and Disability: connecting scales of inclusion and exclusion Conference. University of Loughborough, UK. 9th July, 2013

Valentine, G. Encounters with difference: reflections on the contact hypothesis and cosmopolitanism. Invited public lecture at the Catholic University of Eichstatt-Ingolstadt, Germany, 4th July, 2013

Wood, N. The Emotional Geographies of Tolerance. Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies. University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 1-3rd July, 2013

Jackson, L. Emotional activism? Encountering ‘emotional tactics’ in pro-life and pro-choice politics in the UK. Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies. University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 1-3rd July, 2013

Gawlewicz, A. Beyond racism and tolerance: the effects of migrant encounters with difference and the transmission of values and attitudes. Third year presentations, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK, 4th June, 2013

Mayblin, L., Valentine, G. Andersson, J, and Sadgrove, J. Consuming Campus: Geographies of Encounter on a University Campus         . Higher Education Academy Seminar, Improving integration in the learning environment: Student and staff perspectives. University of Sheffield, UK,    12th June, 2013

Jackson, L. Encounters with Pro-life and Pro-choice activism: Reflections and implications of emotions as tactic. British Sociological Association Human Reproduction Study Group Annual Conference. Milton Keynes, UK, 21st June, 2013

Harris, C., and Mayblin, L. Saving brown women from brown men (again): Narratives of prejudice about Muslims and the legitimating case of ‘gender equality’. Nordic Geographers Meeting, Reykjavík, Iceland  11-14th June, 2013

Harris, C., and Valentine, G. Childhood narratives: Adult reflections on childhood encounters with difference in everyday spaces. Nordic Geographers Meeting    , Reykjavik, Iceland, 11-14th June, 2013

Jackson, L. The emotional politics of pro-life and pro-choice activism in the UK: Making and performing ‘ethical communities’. Nordic Geographers Meeting Reykjavik, Iceland, 11-14th June, 2013

Valentine, G. The future of social relations in an era of austerity: injustice, political correctness and the privatisation of prejudice (Invited presentation) School of Law, University of Sheffield, UK. 15th May, 2013

Gawlewicz, A. From ‘I became a racist when I came to England’ to ‘For sure, I’m more open on people now’: The effects of migrant encounters with difference and the transmission of values and attitudes. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Los Angeles, USA, 9-13th April, 2013

Harris, C. Lived experience: the transmission of attitudes towards difference. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Los Angeles, USA, 9-13th April, 2013

Jackson, L. Introduction- Living with difference: making communities out of strangers Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Los Angeles, USA, 9-13th April, 2013

Jackson, L. “Sites” of protest: the virtual and material spaces of pro-life and pro-choice activism in the UK. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Los Angeles, USA, 9-13th April, 2013

Narkowicz, K. A Mosque in the Catholic City: Catholic, Muslim and Secular Tensions in Post-Communist Warsaw. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Los Angeles, USA, 9-13th April, 2013

Mayblin, L., and Piekut, A. Other’ posts in ‘other’ places: Postsocialism and postcolonial theory. British Sociological Conference, London, UK, 3-5th April, 2013

Piekut, A. Making sense of prejudice with postcolonial theory: empirical findings from Poland   Race. Migration. Citizenship: Postcolonial and Decolonial Perspectivess. British Sociological Association’s Theory Study Group Conference. Birmingham, UK. 3-5th April 2013

Valentine, G. Learning to live with difference: towards the future of social relations. Seamus Heaney Invited public lecture. St. Patricks College, Dublin, Eire, 29th April, 2013

 

2012

Valentine, G. Creating meaningful contact: boundaries and bridges in the intercultural city Invited presentation at the Intercultural City Conference, Venice, Italy, 29th  November 2012

Piekut, A. Diversity and attitudes: Are attitudes shaped by actual or perceived diversity? International Conference on Living with Difference. Leeds, UK, 12-13th September 2012

Gawlewicz, A. Language and translation strategies in researching migrant experience of difference as a migrant researcher. International Conference on Living with Difference. Leeds, UK, 12th September 2012

Narkowicz, K. Competing Rights: Group Conflicts in Polish Public Sphere. International Conference on Living with Difference       Leeds, UK, 12-13th September 2012

Valentine, G. Narratives of living with difference: reflections on the contact hypothesis. International Conference on Living with Difference. Leeds, UK, 12th September 2012

Valentine, G.,and Piekut, A. Unpacking Prejudice: narratives of homophobia in cross-national context International Conference on Living with Difference, Leeds, UK, 13th September 2012

Valentine, G., and Wood, N. Narratives of encounter: implications for the contact hypothesis International Geographical Union Congress, Cologne, Germany, 26-30th August 2012

Andersson, J. Towards a social cohesion agenda beyond inter-faith. Second ISA Forum of Sociology, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1-4th August 2012

Sadgrove, J. Silent Narratives: Exclusion in the Biographical Research Process. Second ISA Forum of Sociology, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1-4th August 2012

Andersson, J. Neighbourhood mix and everyday encounters: the intersections of class and ethnicity in a northern English city. RGS-IBG conference, Edinburgh, UK, 3-5th July 2012

Waite, L., and Valentine, G. Multiply vulnerable/precarious populations: creating a politics of compassion from the ‘capacity to hurt’ (Invited presentation). Plenary Session on ‘Geographies of Security’. RGS-IBG conference, Edinburgh, UK, 3-5th July 2012

Wood, N., Sadgrove, J., and Valentine, G. Thinking through (in)security in uncertain times. RGS-IBG conference, Edinburgh, UK, 3-5th July, 2012

Gawlewicz, A. Transnational mobility and encounters with difference: strategies for researching migrant experience of diversity’. ‘Understanding the migrant experience’: Postgraduate Research Conference, Centre for Migration Policy Research, Swansea University, Wales, UK, 26th June 2012

Andersson, J. Beyond the inter-faith agenda: religious/atheist divisions in urban Britain Religion, space and diversity – negotiating the religious in the public sphere conference Göttingen, Germany, 1-2nd June 2012

Gawlewicz, A. Values and attitudes travelling across Europe: methodological challenges of studying migrant perceptions of diversity. RGS-IBG Mid-Term PhD Conference, University of Nottingham, UK, 21st April 2012

Valentine, G. Lived difference: an account of spatio-temporal processes of social differentiation (Invited visit and presentation). Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany,  May, 2012

Valentine, G. Narratives of living with difference: reflections on the contact hypothesis ‘Living together in diversity. National societies in the multicultural age’ Conference. Central European University, Budapest , Hungary, 21-22nd May 2012

Valentine, G. Invited keynote presentation. Living with Difference: making communities out of strangers in an era of super mobility and super diversity. Geographical Association Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 12-14th April 2012

Valentine, G. Living with Difference: Making Communities out of Strangers (Invited visit, public lecture and postgraduate workshop) San Diego State University, San Diego, USA, April 2012

Piekut, A. Spaces of encounters and attitudes towards diversity (presentation in Polish). Centre for Research of Prejudice. University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, March 2012

Piekut, A. Social diversity, spaces of encounters and attitudes towards diversity. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, New York, USA, 24-28th February 2012

Sadgrove, J. Religion, Politics, and the Public Sphere (Invited panellist). Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, New York, US, 24-28th February 2012

Wood, N. Emotional Experiences of Difference: the challenge of/for methods. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, New York, USA, 24-28th February 2012

Valentine, G.,  and Wood, N. Narratives of prejudice – the significance of place and mobility. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, New York, USA, 24-28th February 2012

Valentine, G. (Invited roundtable presentation) Everyday Belongings: Theorising the self, society and change University of Manchester, UK, 17th February 2012

Valentine, G. Invited seminar. Learning to Live with difference: the challenge of inclusion for Europe in 21st Century. Durham University Geographical Society, Durham, UK, February, 2012

 

2011

Valentine, G.   Piekut, A., Andersson, J., and Sadgrove, J. Living with Difference in Leeds. Leeds Summit. Leeds University Union, Leeds, UK, 3-6th November 2011

Andersson, J. Urban encounters: the inner-city campus as a site of cross-cultural contact. Framing the City CRESC Annual Conference.     Manchester, UK, 6-9th September 2011

Narkowicz, K. Contested Spaces: Group Identities and Competing Rights in Transitioning Warsaw. Religion, Normativity and the Spirit of Critical Geography Symposium. The Royal Geographical Society, London, UK, 5th September 2011

Valentine, G. Learning to live with difference: towards everyday geographies of peace. RGS-IBG Annual Conference. London, UK, 31st August- 2nd September 2011

Valentine, G. ‘Living with Difference: making communities out of strangers in an era of superdiversity’ (Invited keynote presentation). Understanding the Social World Conference. University of Huddersfield, UK, 13-15th July 2011

Valentine, G. Your space or mine? competing group rights claim in the European public sphere. RC21 Conference: The struggle to belong. Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 7-9th July 2011

Piekut, A., and Rees, P. Living with Difference: Mapping Diversity in Leeds and Warsaw. RC21 Conference: The struggle to belong. Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 7-9th July 2011

Sadgrove, J. Living with Difference at a British University. RC21 Conference: The struggle to belong. Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 7-9th July 2011

Sadgrove, J. Cross-cultural Sex Friday Forum. St Andrew’s Church, Holborn, London, UK. 8th June 2011

Sadgrove, J. Invited panellist. ‘LGBT Rights and Faith’. LBGT and Faith: Panel discussion in memory of David Kato Centre for Applied Human Rights. York, UK, 5th May 2011

Andersson, J. Intergroup relations in an era of public spending cuts. Urban Conflicts Conference. Queen’s University, Belfast, UK, 19-21st May 2011

Piekut, A., and Rees, P. Multidimensional diversity in two European cities: thinking beyond ethnicity. GEITONIES Final Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 28-29th April 2011

Piekut, A., and Rees, P. Living with Difference: Mapping Diversity in Leeds and Warsaw. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. Seattle, USA, 12-16th April   2011.

Valentine, G. Lived Difference: the transmission of positive and negative attitudes towards difference. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Seattle, USA, 12-16th April 2011

Gawlewicz, A. Mobility and Encounters with Difference: The Impact of Migrant Experience on the   Transmission of Values and Attitudes. School of Geography Post Graduate Conference,    University of Leeds, UK, 30th March 2011

Narkowicz, K. Spaces of Conflict. School of Geography Post Graduate Conference,   University of Leeds, UK, 30th March 2011

 

2010

Valentine, G. Living with Difference: the challenge of inclusion in the 21st century (Invited keynote presentation) Inclusion: Challenges and Opportunities Conference, Lisbon,     Portugal, 13th  December 2010

Valentine, G. Living with Difference: Urban Space as Site of Movement, Encounter and      Transformation. Italian Sociological Association conference, Cagliari, Sardinia, 15-17th June 2010

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