We are please to announce our confirmed keynote speakers for the conference below.
This will be updated regularly when each keynote is confirmed. You can follow our twitter feed to keep up to date.
Erica is also a Visiting Professor at University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, Visiting Professor in the Instituto de Psciologia at Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil, Visiting Professor in Cibersomosaguas, Facultad de Ciencias Politicas y Sociologia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain and Adjunct Professor, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway.
Erica co-founded (in 1990 with Ian Parker) the Discourse Unit (www.discourseunit.com) a transinstitutional, transdisciplinary network researching the reproduction and transformation of language and subjectivity, which draws on Foucauldian (as well as feminist, Marxist, psychoanalytic and post-colonial) ideas as a key resource. Erica works on critical developmental and educational psychology, feminist theory, childhood studies, and conceptualising and challenging state and interpersonal violence in relation to minoritised women and children (see firstname.lastname@example.org and www.ericaburman.com ).
An activist researcher and methodologist who is currently engaged in a range of practical projects on impacts of welfare cuts, models of the posthuman,and in particular challenging modes of psychologisation under neoliberalism, Erica is also a Group Analyst and registered member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP).
Ian teaches sociology and social psychology. His research interests are in the area of social theory, theories of identity and embodiment, and the social and psychological understanding of feelings and emotions.
In his work he has pioneered a relational understanding of the self and of emotions, and future projects include the application of this approach to the understanding of agency. He is the author of Bodies of Thought: Embodiment, Identity and Modernity (Sage, 1999), Social Selves: Theories of Self and Society (2nd Edition, Sage 2008), and Emotions and Social Relations (Sage, 2014).