School of Education and Sociology

Seminars

The School of Education and Sociology runs research seminars on key issues in the field, drawing expertise from within the School, University and beyond.  These research seminars are open to staff and postgraduate students (from any school or department).

Details and booking information are below; please click on the relevant link to register. Events are held in St George's Building 1.12 except where stated. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

If you require any further information please contact edsoc.enquiries@port.ac.uk 

Programme

Gendered violence and the dilemmatic dynamics of silencing, reversing and reproducing gendered positions

Wednesday, 15th May 2019, 2pm-4pm, SG 1.10

https://150519edsocresearchseminar.eventbrite.co.uk

Satu Venäläinen, University of Helsinki

The internet, in particular, has become a site of heated debate around the issue of gendered violence. In many ways, these debates revolve around questions of gender, power, and equality, to which various meanings get attached by different parties engaging in the discussions. In my presentation, I will draw on analyses of online discussions about gendered violence in Finland that highlight paradoxical and dilemmatic dynamics in denying the relevance of gender in talk about violence on one hand, and simultaneously reproducing gendered, racialised and ethnicised hierarchies based on difference, on the other. I will apply concepts from critical discursive psychology – such as ideological dilemmas, interpretative repertoires and subject positions – in a closer exploration of how these dynamics unfold in online discussions. I argue that what these online discussions exemplify is a narrative erasure based on, firstly, rendering the effects of power invisible by positing equality as an ontological fact, and, second, silencing critical voices by constructing them as epistemologically illegitimate. Finally, I will set the meanings and patterns reiterated in online contexts into a dialogue with those evident in the talk of professionals working with violence in the context of focus group interviews conducted in various locations in Finland, and by so doing will critically engage with the possibilities of recognising gendered power differences in the Finnish context that is characterised by valorising neutrality as a means for achieving equality.

Recent seminars

6th March 2019 - The Happy Academic? Emotional Wellbeing of Staff in UK Universities

Dr Laura Hyman, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Education and Sociology, University of Portsmouth

6th March 2019 - “Me without the mask”: Women’s Experiences of Early Sobriety

Dr Emily Nicholls, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Education and Sociology

6th February 2019 - Further Beyond the School Gates: Training former students and their parents as qualitative researchers and mentors to re-engage current excluded students with education

Dr Simon Edwards MBE, Senior Lecturer Youth Studies, School of Education and Sociology, University of Portsmouth

6th February 2019 - 'Corpus Quod' - discussion regarding the analysis of immersive performance data

Dr Charles Leddy-Owen, Senior Lecturer, School of Education and Sociology, University of Portsmouth

3rd October 2018 - What should students gain through university?: Exploring students', parents', and employers' perceptions of learning gain

Dr Emily Mason-Apps, Senior Research Fellow, School of Psychology and Dr Jessica Gagnon, Senior Research Fellow, School of Education and Sociology

3rd October 2018 - REF Overview

Dr Andy Dixon, Deputy Director (Environment and Strategy), Research and Innovation Services

30th July 2018 - The Lived Experience of Teenage Drug Use​; Through the eyes of Practitioners and Parents

Seminar and Networking Lunch

6th June 2018 - The Higher Education Forum presents What should students gain through university?: Exploring students', parents', and employers' perceptions of learning gain

A School of Education and Sociology research seminar. Presenters: Dr Emily Mason-Apps, Senior Research Fellow, School of Psychology and Dr Jessica Gagnon, Senior Research Fellow, School of Education and Sociology

2nd May 2018 - Very early adolescent motherhood in low- and middle-income countries

Dr Sarah Neal, Lecturer in Global Health, Centre for Global Health, Poverty, Population and Policy (GHP3)

28 March 2018: How Writing Works

Professor Dom Wyse, UCL Institute of Education

7th March 2018 I’m petrified of being found to be lacking: exploring the issues of teacher mental health

Prof Jonathan Glazzard, Professor of Teacher Education, Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University

7th February 2018 Research Learning Communities: exploring the context for and the benefits of teachers using research to improve their practice

Prof Chris Brown, School of Education and Sociology

31 January 2018 A Systematic Review Of The Evidence-Base For Professional Learning In Early Years Education (The Pleye Review)

Professor Sue Rogers, UCL Institute of Education

1 st November 2017 Youth aspiration and wellbeing in Zambia: The rising importance of vocational skills training

Dr Caroline Day, Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Portsmouth

4th October 2017, The Value of Multi-sited Ethnography for Researching and Informing Effective Adoption Education in the United States

Dr Rachael Stryker, Associate Professor, Dept of Human Development & Women's Studies, California State University, East Bay

29th March 2017 - Youth sexuality in Senegal: the right to silence?

Speaker: Dr Barbara Crossouard

30th November 2016 - Hidden Bellies: The Power of Silence and Invisibility in Managing Pregnancies in Mozambique

Speaker: Dr Francesca Salvi

5th October 2016 - Reforming Further Education Teacher Preparation: A policy analysis using a Punctuated Equilibrium framework

Speaker: Dr David Holloway

14 October 2015 - Evaluating School-Based Mental Health Literacy Programmes

Speaker: Dr Paul Gorcynski

18 November 2015 - Implementing the Pyramid Socio-Emotional Intervention in Schools: Bridging Research to Practice

Speaker: Michelle Jayman and Bronach Hughes, University of West London, Department of Psychology

13 January 2016 - Understanding Why Children Differ in Number Skills and How Games Can Help

Prof Richard Cowan, Institute of Education

24 February 2016 - Faculty Research Strategy and REF 2020

Speaker: Prof David Andress, Associate Dean (Research) Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

6 July 2016 – Informed consent with children and young people in social research: is there scope for innovation?

Speaker: Dr Gina Sherwood, Lecturer, School of Education and Childhood Studies

29 April 2015 - Creative processes with focus groups

Speaker: Chris Neanon, Principal Lecturer (QA/Curriculum), School of Education and Childhood Studies, University of Portsmouth

25 February 2015 - Holistic Silhouette Analysis: Making meaning from narrative research

Speaker: Joy Chalke, Principal Lecturer, School of Education and Childhood Studies, University of Portsmouth

14 January 2015 - "It's not just about voting." What turns young people on to civic participation - and off: and why it matters.

Speaker: Professor Helen Haste, Visiting Professor, Harvard (Postgraduate School of Education) and Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Bath.

19 November 2014 - 'Whassup m8??' Co-opting young people as co-researchers in the light of Giddens' reflexive-self

Speaker: Dr Simon Edwards, Lecturer, School of Education and Childhood Studies, University of Portsmouth

15 October 2014 - Developing Critical Reflection as Research Methodology?

Speaker: Professor Jan Fook, Professor in Education (Critical Reflection), Kingston University

30 April 2014 - EdD versus PhD

Dr Jane Creaton & others lead a discussion regarding the differences (and similarities) between a Professional Doctorate in Education and a PhD.

13 March 2014 - Issues relating to promoting emotional health and wellbeing amongst children and young people. Peer support, and common emotional and behavioural difficulties.

A Collaborative event with the Japanese Peer Support Association.

8 January 2014 - Some good and bad reasons to be politically correct in higher education

This will be led by Dr John Lea, from the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit, Canterbury Christ Church University.

20 November 2013 - The Moral and other Educational Significance of the Arts in Philosophy and Recent Scottish Educational Policy

Led by Dr Melita Sidiropoulou, who will be talking about how she has combined research in different fields e.g. philosophy of education, education policy, arts education, ethics and moral education.

9 October 2013 - Inclusion in HE

This will be led by Michelle Cowen, Principal Teaching Fellow / Faculty Lead for Inclusivity, Faculty of Health Sciences University of Southampton.

24 April 2013 – Consequences of Violence in Childhood - Bullying, Victimisation and Child Maltreatment. Social and Biological Measures.

Dr Louise Arseneault
Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, University of London. 

13 February 2013 - Some good and bad reasons to be politically correct in higher education.

Dr John Lea
Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit, Canterbury Christ Church University

9 January 2013 - Change - the elusive butterfly?

Chris Neanon
University of Portsmouth.