Conferences

Now that I’m back in Sweden I’m often asked to give talks and workshops about my research as part of competency development for staff in disability services. This time it was at a yearly conference on LSS, the disability services law, and I was very happy about them wanting to...

Visual interpretation: Street art by Åsa Halldin from Gothenburg, seen on my way to the conference venue. Blue/turquoise background, silhouettes of different people and a deer, black and white stripes on the right. See Åsa’s work on Instagram @AsaHalldin or her website. This year I attended the recurring Swedish gender...

Before my fellowship in Leeds ended I organised an event called Sexual Politics in Diverse Communities – Conversations about Methodology, Theory and Practice. I presented my research and I had also invited fellow sexuality studies colleagues to share theirs. Now the School of Sociology and Social Policy has published a...

Last week I attended the Nordic Network on Disability Research’s (NNDR) conference Inclusion and Exclusion in the Welfare Society. Together with Kirsty Liddiard, University of Sheffield, we had planned a symposium titled International conversations about sexual dis/ableism in times of austerity, to which we had invited speakers from Spain, Iceland...

[Photo description: The conference image depicting two white women in black bathing suits, laughing and holding hands as they run on a sandy beach, with water in the background] Last week I attended the Midterm Conference of the European Sociological Association’s (ESA) Sexuality Network on the theme ‘Sociological explorations of sexuality in...

Image: Logo in black an yellow depicting a cyborg-looking human/creature with wings. Last week I attended for the second time the Hungarian Disability Studies conference at the Faculty of Special Needs Education, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. This sixth conference was themed ‘Diversity as a social value?‘ and speakers discussed disabled...

[Image: Artwork ‘Mosaic’ by Raana Salman (2008). A maze-like pattern made from various materials and objects including flowers, pebbles, stone and grass. Description from the conference book, page 5]  In September I attended the Lancaster Disability Studies conference. I gave two presentations; one in a sexuality-themed session and another one in...

[Image showing the programme description. Dusty pink background and triangle pattern in different colours on the left. Uni of Liverpool logo, the workshop name and organizers, date and place of event] In June I participated in a workshop at the University of Liverpool, arranged by Aoife Daly, director of the...

Earlier this week I was invited to give a keynote presentation about my research on sexuality and disability at the fifth Hungarian disability studies conference in Budapest. The theme was ‘Posthumanism and disability – what does it mean to be human in the 21st century?’, and the host was the Institute for...

Last week I visited London and a meeting with SHADA – The Sexual Health and Disability Alliance. It is a network of professionals in different fields working with sex and disability issues, coming together twice a year to share experiences, develop strategies and campaign for change. SHADA grew out of...