Key Notes Confirmed

We have great pleasure in announcing our Key Note speakers for this years International Conference of British Autoethnography David Carless and Sophie Tamas

David Carless

I am a writer-researcher-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 meaningful, relevant and accessible beyond academia. Research collaborations with Kitrina Douglas are available in the public realm as performances, CDs and films (see 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. 

Sophie Tamas

Sophie is 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. She teaches emotional geographies and qualitative research methods with an emphasis on autoethnographic, arts-based, Indigenous, and feminist approaches to knowledge production. She is interested in the emotional and affective aspects of academic practice, post-traumatic knowledge, relational ethics, and the (mis)uses of personal narrative.