Talks

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...

I’ve had a wish for some time to be invited to the Swedish parliament’s seminar series to present my research, and this year it finally happened! Following a parliamentary motion by Marlene Burwick (Social democrats) to strengthen the sexual health and well-being of disabled people, the seminar Sexual and Reproductive Rights...

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...

As I mentioned in my previous blog post I held an event in Leeds in April where I and others presented our research. Our talks were recorded and now mine and Kirsty Liddiard’s are available to watch (including transcription below): Julia Bahner: Where are Support Needs in Sexual Citizenship? (last...

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...

After my fieldwork in Australia, I stopped over in Japan before heading back to Leeds. I gave two talks and met with people in the sexuality & disability space, as well as visiting my dear friend Tomoko Hikuma, who was recently a visiting professor in Leeds. Here’s a blog post...