Event to showcase global inequalities research
Hosted by the University’s Centre for Applied Social Research (CeASR), the free event will be held on Wednesday 31 May, from 10am to 3pm, at Broadcasting Place on Woodhouse Lane, Leeds.
Co-organiser and Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Dr Joseph Ibrahim, explained: “This annual research symposium is an event to showcase the excellent research conducted by scholars from the newly-launched Global Inequalities research programme within CeASR. We have scholars conducting research on protest and resistance, human rights, the impact of Brexit and much more. The event is open to any academic and members of the public who have an interest in contemporary forms of inequalities.”
Sessions delivered by Leeds Beckett University academics include: the impacts of Brexit on UK aid relations with Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific states; human rights education in primary schools; resisting the racialisation and criminalisation of Muslims in Neoliberal Britain; the impact of private ownership of public space on resistance and protest; exploring the experiences of Airbnb users; challenging the future use of autonomous weapons; and global perspectives on acid and burn violence.
Delivering a keynote presentation, from 2-3pm, will be Professor David Evans of the University of Sheffield, who will share his experience of applying for grants to the Economic and Social Research Council. Relating to his research on food waste and sustainable consumption, David will offer advice on preparing a strong application and outline the process of securing and delivering a funded research project. He will also discuss failures and near-misses as well as some of the pitfalls associated with managing external funding. Moving beyond his own experiences, David will address future uncertainties in the funding landscape and possible strategies for navigating these.