Beyond the Academy: Engaging and working with activist communities
PhD Researchers who are undertaking their PhD as a funded studentship as part of the prestigious White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ASRC), are gathering at the University of Leeds this week . They will be attending a symposium of talks around the Civil Society, Development and Democracy pathway (CDD).
Hosted by the CDD Pathway Director, Dr Maria Rovisco from the University of Leeds, and Co-Director, Dr Richard White from Sheffield Hallam University, the event has guest speakers covering the following topics:
PART 1: ACADEMIC AND ACTIVIST COMMUNITIES: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
The academic- as-activist: why bother connecting with activist communities? - Dr. Alex Lockwood (University of Sunderland)
Researching with activist communities: ethics and other dilemmas - Dr. Thomas Swann (Loughborough University)
Writing up and speaking about your research: reflections on engaging and including activist communities - Dr. Erika Cudworth, (DeMontfort University, Leicester)
Collective Q&A for the morning speakers & discussion and reflections
PART 2: EXPERIENCES, ILLUSTRATIONS AND CRITICAL REFLECTIONS
Being non-stop against apartheid: researching British anti-apartheid activism and its afterlives - Professor Gavin Brown (University of Sheffield)
The Acrobatics of Social Movements -Fieldwork During a Global Pandemic - Professor Athina Karatzogiani (University of Leicester)
Collective Q&A for the afternoon speakers & discussion and reflections
Panel Discussion (all speakers)
· Collective Q&A for the speakers & discussion
· Speakers to highlight one book which they would recommend, and why.
· Final critical reflections and thoughts on the challenge of engaging academic and activist communities