Accessibility statement

Difference not Deviance: a public conversation

Tuesday 24 May 2016, 5.30PM

Speaker(s): Dr Suryia Nayak Dr Shamira Meghani

"Too often we pour the energy needed for recognising and exploring difference into pretending those differences are insurmountable barriers, or that they do not exist at all. This results in a voluntary isolation, or false and treacherous connections. Either way, we do not develop tools for using human difference as a springboard for creative change within our lives. We speak not of human difference, but of human deviance" (Audre Lorde, "Women Redefining Difference" 1996)
Inspired by the words of the poet, academic, and activist Audre Lorde, this final installment in a series of events organised by the ESRC WRDTC ‘Re-shaping Multiculturalism Through Cultural Practices’ network will explore the theme of 'difference' across the social sciences and humanities through papers given by two speakers from the departments of social work and literature.    
Using the concept of difference to foreground critical thinking around discussions of 'otherness' and representation within academia, this public event will appeal to a wide interdisciplinary audience.
This event is funded by the Research Centre for the Social Sciences.

Please see our WordPress site for more information including speaker bios and abstracts:

Followed by a drinks reception
Admission: Free and open to all but please contact us to register your interest and reserve a place:

Location: The Training Suite, Research Centre for Social Sciences, 6 Innovation Close, University of York