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**Call for Papers** Sixth Research Student Conference (SRSC)

Date - Thursday, 10th May 2018 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm)


Date & Time: Thursday 10th May 2017 9.30am – 5pm

Venue: University of Sheffield, Octagon Centre, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TQ

The Event

The School of Education at the University of Sheffield will hold its Sixth Research Student Conference organised by the School’s postgraduate students. The event is sponsored by both the School of Education at the University of Sheffield and the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) Education, Childhood and Youth Pathway.

This one-day conference invites all education researchers that are either a PhD student of The White Rose DTP or an MA student from the University of Sheffield.

The aim is to be fully open and inclusive. We welcome abstracts for presentations and posters related to any aspect of your research in education.  The event is expected to be well-attended by both students and staff within the department and across the WRDTP, and presenters can look forward to constructive feedback in a supportive environment.


We are joined by Dr Ansgar Allen and Dr Darren Webb as keynote speakers, both from the School of Education at the University of Sheffield. Their dual keynote will focus on the topic of ‘transgression’ in education, to both consider its potential to disrupt educational assumptions and whether or not “teaching to transgress” (bell hooks, 1994) is even conceivable today.

Dr Ansgar Allen is author of the recently published book The Cynical Educator and the 2014 book Benign Violence: Education in and beyond the Age of Reason, along with a range of other publications that include such topics as the history of schooling, the unquestionable ‘good’ of education and the role of philosophy in constructing and troubling the aims of Western education.

Dr Darren Webb’s work can be situated in the field of utopian studies with a specific interest in the pedagogical practices of the ‘utopian’ educator. Darren’s publications and research (in and out of the university) address a range of topics including the pedagogical operation of utopia, pedagogies of hope, and academic resistance to the corporate-imperial university.

Ansgar’s academic profile: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/education/staff/academic/allena

Darren’s academic profile: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/education/staff/academic/webbd

We will also be joined by Dr Muna Abdi, recent alumni of the School of Education at the University of Sheffield and now Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, whose keynote will be in the format of a workshop (more details to come).

Dr Muna Abdi’s work engages with innovative research methodologies; namely storytelling and the ethical challenge of decolonial research and contemporary social justice issues, including institutional racism, Islamaphobia and Identity.

Muna’s academic profile: https://www.shu.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/staff-profiles/muna-abdi

To submit an abstract

Please see below for instructions on how to submit an abstract.

If you still need more information, do not hesitate to email us at shef.srsc@gmail.com

Information on how to register as a delegate will follow shortly.

To register please visit: tinyurl.com/y923knq4