Research Across Campus is a monthly networking event where postgraduate researchers across disciplines get together to share their research and experiences in an interdisciplinary and supportive environment. The event includes 15-minute presentations by researchers from different disciplines, followed by informal discussions over refreshments. Come along if you would like to find out more about some of the exciting research that is happening across campus and meet other postgraduate researchers.
Confirmed presentation topics for 26 October, 2016:
Shardia Briscoe-Palmer, Doctoral Researcher, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham
Title: Black Masculinity: An Identity in Crisis
A presentation exploring the (de)construction of masculinity and the implications it has had for the black male. The discussion will briefly introduce the historical impacts of colonialism on gender characters. It will incorporate an intersectional approach to looking at masculinity in the present day and address current concerns with this dictation and discrimination.
Stacey Kennedy, Doctoral Researcher, School of History and Cultures, University of Birmingham
Title: 'What is Africa, anyway'
An Ethnographic Study of African Contemporary Art at Auction. The research comprises an interdisciplinary study of Bonhams auction house in London and their sales of African Contemporary Art to ask what are the notions of 'Africa' promoted and created in this forum.
If you would like to be one of our speakers, please email Dr. Eren Bilgen (email@example.com) to be included in this year’s programme. Research Across Campus will be taking place on Wednesdays on the following dates: 26 October, 30 November, 25 January, 22 February, 29 March, 26 April, 24 May, 28 June.