[Iag-list] writing workshop and seminar: Prof. Peter Hopkins

Michele Lobo michele.lobo at deakin.edu.au
Mon Dec 12 10:26:38 AEDT 2016

Dear Friends

A gentle reminder to encourage students to participate in this workshop with Professor Peter Hopkins (Newcastle University, UK). Peter will also deliver a paper titled Encountering misrecognition: being mistaken for being Muslim  on 19 January (details below)

 On behalf of the Alfred Deakin Institute Higher Degree Research Committee (Melathi Saldin, Xinyu Zhao, Praveena Rajkobal and Ayuba Issaka)
Writing and publishing workshop with Professor Peter Hopkins

Date: Thursday 12th January 2017
Time: 09.00 am - 5 pm
Location: Deakin University, Burwood Campus, Bldg BC, Level 2, Burwood Hwy, Burwood VIC ( http://www.deakin.edu.au/locations/deakin-corporate-centres/burwood-corporate-centre)

09.00-09.15 am

Welcome and introductions

Professional Writing

9.15-10.00: Know who you are writing for: thinking about your audience

10.00-11.30:  Break and writing time

11.30-12.00: Ethics and the practice of co-authorship

12.00-12.30:  Questions and discussion

12-1.00 pm

Lunch   (and writing for those who want to)


1.30 -2.30: The cruel and the kind: reviewers comments and responding

2.30-4.00: Break and writing time

4.00-4.30: Developing a strong publishing profile: strategies for CV development

4.30-5.00 pm

Closing discussion

*** Attendees please bring along a piece of writing to work on (and your computer!). For example, this could be early versions of a colloquium document (or part of this), conference paper, journal article, thesis chapter (or part of this).

Peter Hopkins is a Professor of Social Geography in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. His research and teaching interests centre upon the challenges and complexities of inequality and justice, and how these interrelate with debates about equality and diversity. More specifically, his work draws attention to the exclusionary ways in which various forms of discrimination and marginalisation - such as racism, sexism, Islamophobia, sizism and ageism - shape people's everyday lives, structure the resources available to them and influence their political and social mobility.

Please RSVP with an expression of interest (name, thesis title, institutional affiliation/PhD stage/200 word thesis synopsis, 200 words on expectations/potential benefits ) by 14 December 2016 to Ayuba Issaka (yuubsissaka at gmail.com<mailto:yuubsissaka at gmail.com>) and Michele Lobo (michele.lobo at deakin.edu.au<mailto:michele.lobo at deakin.edu.au>)
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2) Seminar: Encountering misrecognition: being mistaken for being Muslim
Dr Peter Hopkins, Newcastle University, UK

Date:              Thursday 19 January 2017
Time:              3.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Venue:           Deakin University, Burwood Campus, Bldg BC, Level 2
Burwood Hwy, Burwood VIC 3125

Bringing together debates about misrecognition with explorations of encounters with others, this paper focuses upon the experiences of ethnic and religious minority young people who are mistaken for being Muslim in Scotland. We explore the spaces, forms and actions related to encountering misrecognition, including young people's understandings of, and responses to, such encounters. To do so, we explore the experiences of ethnic and religious minority young people growing up in urban, suburban and rural Scotland. We draw upon an analysis of a large qualitative study involving 382 young people in 45 focus groups and 224 interviews from a diversity of ethnic and religious minority groups. We found that young Sikhs, Hindus and other South Asian young people as well as Black and Caribbean young people were regularly mistaken for being Muslim. These encounters tended to take place at school, in taxis, at the airport and in public spaces. Our analysis points to a dynamic set of interconnected issues shaping young people's experiences of misrecognition across a range of mediatised, geopoliticised and educational spaces. Geopolitical events and their representation in the media, the homogenisation of the South 'Asian' community and the lack of visibility offered to non-Muslim ethnic and religious minority groups all worked to construct our participants as 'Muslims'. The young people involved in this research demonstrated agency and creativity in handling and responding to these encounters; their responses included using humour, clarifying their religious affiliation through educating others, social withdrawal and ignoring the situation. Redressing misrecognition requires institutional change in order to ensure parity of participation in society.

Kind regards


Dr Michele Lobo
Senior Research Fellow (Part-time -0.6)
Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Faculty of Arts & Education

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