Celebrity and Young people’s classed and gendered aspirations: End of Award Event – 11 July 2014

On the 11th July 2014, Heather Mendick, Kim Allen and Laura Harvey will host an end of award event to discuss findings from their ESRC funded research project on Celebrity and Young People’s classed and gendered aspirations (CelebYouth).

This interactive and participatory event will be an opportunity to share the ideas coming from this two year qualitative research project. Attendees will hear about the research and be invited to engage in discussions about the implications of the research for scholarship across education, sociology and media and cultural studies, and for practitioners working with young people.

Confirmed discussants include (*more names to be announced):
•Dr Anita Biressi (Reader in Media Cultures, Roehampton University) and Professor Heather Nunn (Professor of Culture and Politics, Roehampton University)
•Professor Rob MacDonald (Professor of Sociology/ Deputy Director – Social Futures Institute, Teeside University)
•Geeta Ludhra (Lecturer in Education, Brunel University)
•Camilla Stanger (teacher and doctoral student at Goldsmiths, University of London)
•Justin Hancock (sex educator and youth worker http://bishuk.com )

Booking for the conference on the 11th July is now open here:  https://celebyouthevent.eventbrite.co.uk

The evening before this event, we’ll be hosting a related evening performance by artist Bryonny Kimmings (who the Guardian called ‘the Pam Ayers of Performance Art’), followed by an optional dinner at a local restaurant.  You can find out more and book for this here: https://celebyouthperformance.eventbrite.co.uk

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