Dr Ian Lamond, Senior Lecturer

Dr Ian Lamond

Senior Lecturer

Ian's work is driven by a fascination with the history of ideas. They are particularly inspired by the works of Plato and the pre-Socratic philosophers; Spinoza and Leibniz; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Pierre Rosanvallon; Paul Ricoeur; Doreen Massey; Bruno Latour; Michel Foucault; Giles Deleuze, Rosi Braidotti, and Alain Badiou.

Through their work and activism, Ian seeks to be politically and culturally engaged in debates that critically confront frames of reference associated with dominant models and theorisations of events and events studies. In doing so, they seek to ground the field of events research in a way that challenges a purely economic appropriation of events.

Current Teaching

  • Contemporary issues in events (Masters)
  • Consultancy Project (Masters)
  • Professional practice (Masters)
  • Research methods (Undergraduate)

Research Interests

Ian's interests are very cross-disciplinary, drawing on areas as diverse as anthropology, cultural sociology, and urban studies. Much of their work adopts a post-disciplinary approach that focuses on the complexity of event/event context relationships.

Ian has been instrumental in the development of an approach to event studies that has become known as Critical Event Studies. Their theoretical work, as well as in-the-field studies, has been used by numerous universities to establish core modules in critical perspectives on events. They are also an active collaborator internationally, with active research relationships established with colleagues in universities across Europe and in the Global South - primarily Brazil.

With a background in local government and the cultural sector, Ian is also interested in community capacity building and cultural entrepreneurship.

Dr Ian Lamond, Senior Lecturer

Ask Me About

  1. Queer Studies
  2. Death Studies
  3. Social Theory
  4. Cultural Theory
  5. Culture
  6. Equality and inclusion
  7. Events
  8. Gender
  9. Leisure
  10. Media
  11. Politics
  12. Popular culture
  13. Sociology
  14. Tourism
  15. Urban

Selected Outputs

  • Lamond I (2018) Conceptualising events of dissent: Understanding the Lava Jato rally in Sao Paulo - 5th December 2016. In: Finkel R; Sharp B; Sweeny M ed. Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity in Critical Event Studies. Routledge, pp. 150-164.

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  • Lamond I (2017) John Locke: Recreation, Morality and Paternalism in Leisure Policy. In: spracklen K; Lashua B; Sharpe E; Swain S ed. The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 249-270.

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  • Lamond I (2015) Conceptualising 'Event'. In: PORESO 2015: Redefining the Boundaries of the ‘Event’, 9 June 2015, Leeds.

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  • Lamond I; Spracklen K (2013) The construction of contested public spheres: discourses of protest and identity in a British campaigning organisation. In: Protests as Events/ Events as Protests Symposium, Leeds, UK.

  • Lamond I (2013) Sabatier’s advocacy coalition framework: Confronting the perceived paradox of the academic activist. In: 5th International Critical Tourism Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina.

  • Lamond I (2013) The emergence of the arts as an object for governance: A case of the Labour Party manifesto of 1966. In: Culture, Social Capital and Politics Conference, Aarhus, Denmark.

  • Lamond I (2012) The construction of culture as an object of governance in the manifestos of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal/Liberal Democrat Manifestos of 1966 and 2010. In: International Political Studies Conference: Political Communication, Brno, Czech Republic.

  • Lamond I (2012) What is Cultural Policy? This time it's personal. In: 7th International Conference of Cultural Policy Studies Research, Barcelona, Spain.

  • Spracklen K; Lamond I (2016) Critical Event Studies. Abingdon: Routledge.