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Queer-in(g) Education: mis/uses and matterings

Calling all educators, researchers, and advocates interested in critically exploring how queer theory has come to matter in the field of gender and sexuality education. 

Join us for an online event hosted by the Sexualities and Gender special interest group of the British Education Research Association.

This event begins with a recorded keynote presentation by Professor Louisa Allen (University of Auckland) featuring insights from the recently published “Queer Studies and Education: An International Reader” (Rodriguez, Mizzi, Allen, and Cover 2023). 

Following Professor Allen’s presentation, the rest of the session will include a series of 5- or 10-minute reflections from SIG and non-SIG members of whom you could be one! We invite you to offer your perspective on the journey and/or current state of the concept ‘queer’ in the field of education in ways that might explore the following key questions: 

  • What is the state and status of queer research in educational studies today? 
  • How is the concept of ‘queer’ being used and misused in the public domain? 
  • How can we navigate the intersection of queer theory, policy, and practice?
  • How might we envision a collaborative praxis for transformative change in queer educational studies.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in critical dialogue, forge connections, and shape the future of queer education research. Register now and be part of the movement towards inclusivity, equity, and empowerment in gender and sexuality education studies.

10:00 Welcome & Introduction
10:10 Keynote Lecture: Holding Open Queer Potential in Education
Professor Louisa Allen, University of Auckland 
11:00 Submitted Presentations
12:00 Break
12:15 Submitted Presentations & Discussion
12:45 Future Planning
13:00 Event Close

Chairs & Speakers

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EJ Renold, Professor

Professor of Childhood Studies at Cardiff University

EJ Renold is a professor of Childhood Studies at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. They are the author of Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities (2005), Children, Sexuality and Sexualisation (with Ringrose and Egan, 2015) and the...

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Kate Marston, Dr

Lecturer at Cardiff University

I am a Lecturer in Education with a particular interest in young people's gender and sexual cultures, digital relationships and creative, visual and arts-based methods. My teaching and research is driven by a passion for creating social change...

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Kayden Schumacher, Mx

PhD Scholar at Coventry University

Enthusiastic social sciences researcher and practitioner, with passion, an open-mind, and empathy combined with a diverse educational background and motivation to make an impact on the world. Currently completing my PhD at Coventry University in...

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Louisa Allen, Professor

Professor at University of Auckland

Louisa Allen is a Professor in, Critical Studies in Education, in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at The University of Auckland. She specializes in research on sexualities, young people, gender and schooling. This work is informed by...