The effect of neoliberalism on culture, identity, and institutions forms the broad theme of this year’s Discourse, Power, Resistance conference, to be held at Goldsmiths from 15-17 April.
Discourse, Power, Resistance brings together a range of practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, learners and teachers to explore the resistance, subversion and creation of spaces for multiple and collective voices, for change, and for social justice.
Topics for discussion include the experiences of students with dyslexia, English as a tool for connecting Botswanan teens, new-materialism in Western feminist theory, radical politics in primary schools, power among women military officers, and homophobia in the Australian education system.
Papers, workshops, and performances will be delivered by an international panel, including:
Jo-Anne Dillabough, University of Cambridge - Living politics and the City: Youth protests, art and the view from elsewhere
Carolina Guzmán-Valenzuela, University of Chile - Resisting neoliberalism in universities: new interpretations of the public
Crispin Hemson, Durban University of Technology, South Africa - Violence, education and the creation of safety
Shaping global education policy and practice
DPR is an annual international conference started by Jerome Satterthwaite in 2002. The events began with a focus on the social, economic, political and cultural forces that shape education policy and practice world-wide.
DPR now has an international reputation for its on-going critical analysis of issues of social justice, and a commitment to enable silenced and marginalised voices to be heard.
This year’s conference has been organised by Dr Anna Carlile, Head of BA Education, Culture and Society, Department of Educational Studies at Goldsmiths.
Dr Carlile will be delivering a number of papers at DPR on resistance to neoliberalism in the 2012 ‘Olympic Borough’ of Newham, on the multilingual digital storytelling project Critical Connections, and on straight youth tackling homophobia in schools through film.
Keynote speakers at DPR include:
Claudia Bernard, Head of Postgraduate Studies in the Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies at Goldsmiths
Kathryn Bond Stockton, Distinguished Professor and Interim Vice Principal for Equity and Diversity at the University of Utah
Anna Hickey-Moody, Head of PhD Arts and Learning and Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths
Deborah Youdell, Professor of Sociology of Education and Director of the Public Service Academy, University of Birmingham.