We have great pleasure in announcing that our keynote speakers for this years conference are Sophie Tamas and David Carless
I am an associate professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, cross-appointed to the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies and the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. I teach emotional geographies and qualitative research methods with an emphasis on autoethnographic, arts-based, Indigenous, and feminist approaches to knowledge production. I have an interest in the emotional and affective aspects of academic practice, post-traumatic knowledge, relational ethics, and the (mis)uses of personal narrative.
I am a researcher-writer-artist working on interdisciplinary projects across social science, health and education. I use songwriting, music, storytelling, filmmaking and live performance to create social research that is relevant and accessible beyond academia. Research collaborations with Kitrina Douglas are available in the public realm as performances, CDs and films (see https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkWCTy8bNOY6JlvX_yg-Uig). Our work has been published as journal articles and book chapters and our latest book, Doing Arts-Based Research, will be published by Routledge. I am currently a Visiting Research Professor at Queen’s University Belfast and University of Edinburgh.