Dr Gemma Bird will discuss the paper Reflections from/ on ‘the field’: the activist and the activist scholar. A project that looks to reflect and disrupt: to reflect upon the positionality of its authors working with displaced people, and to disrupt
Dr Gemma Bird will discuss the paper Reflections from/ on ‘the field’: the activist and the activist scholar. A project that looks to reflect and disrupt: to reflect upon the positionality of its authors working with displaced people, and to disrupt the understanding of what the fields of research and activism ‘should’ necessarily look like.
Dr Gemma Bird is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics at University of Liverpool. Her research sits at the intersection between political theory and International Relations. Since 2017 Dr Bird has been working on a collaborative research project IR Aesthetics with colleagues from Aston University. As a part of this project, she has looked at questions of border governance, citizenship, visual politics and provisions for refugees on the Balkan Route(s). Beside her book 'Foundations of Just Cross-Cultural Dialogue in Kant and African Political Thought', she has published in leading journals in the field including Cooperation and Conflict and Citizenship Studies.
The event is hosted by the Centre for Gender in Politics at Queen’s University Belfast. The centre serves the growing community of feminist scholars and activists in international studies who apply a gendered lens to understand challenges in global politics. This event is the first in the Centre’s forthcoming seminar series Feminist Dialogues on the Politics of Borders. If you have questions about the event connect with us on Twitter @CentreForGender.
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