Critical Race and Ethnicity Network (CREN)'s 2nd Annual Conference 2016

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Humanities Research Institute

Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Intersectional Interventions: Connecting oppression anywhere to oppression everywhere

Friday 21st October 2016

Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield

Confirmed keynote: Professor Gurminder K Bhambra

We are excited to announce that registration for the Critical Race and Ethnicity Network’s 2nd annual conference is now open. 

The theme for this year’s conference is: “Intersectional Interventions: Connecting oppression anywhere to oppression everywhere”. It will take place at the University of Sheffield on  Friday 21st October 2016, and will  feature highly diverse and engaging entries that range from traditional paper presentations using the Pecha Kucha format, right through to artistic installations and activist-based workshops. We are also excited to welcome Professor Gurminder K. Bhambra for this year’s keynote lecture. Please see the provisional programme below. More information regarding the venue as well as accessibility information is available on our website here:!accessibility/c5gg If you have any queries about the conference as a whole, then please do not hesitate to email us at

We look forward to meeting many of you in October!

Beth Kamunge on behalf of the 2016 CREN Conference Committee.

This event has been made possible with funding received from:

  • BSA Race and Ethnicity Study Group
  • LEAP Researcher Training Hub, Leeds
  • White Rose DTC

Provisional programme (please note this programme may be subject to slight changes)

9.00 a.m.- 9.30a.m:  Arrival and registration

9.30a.m.-9.45a.m :Welcome and introduction

9.45a.m.-10.45a.m :Introductory plenary panel discussion

10.45a.m-11.00a.m: Break

11.00a.m- 11.50a.m.

  • Panel 1: Nation and Religion
  • Panel 2: Centering women's perspectives
  • Panel 3:(Im)Migration and Borders

11.50a.m.-12.00p.m: Break


  • Panel 4: Knowledge production
  • Panel 5: Negotiating racialised identities
  • Panel 6: Food politics

12.50p.m.-2.30p.m. Lunch break with a light Veg*n buffet and refreshments provided.


  • Panel 7: Against institutional voices of racism
  • Panel 8:'multiculturalism' in the city?
  • Panel 9: Sensory food knowledge and creative practice

3.20p.m.-3.30p.m :Break


  • Workshop 1: Inclusive higher education workshop
  • Workshop 2: Art and activism workshop
  • Workshop 3: Participatory Food Justice workshop
  • Workshop 4: Anti-Islamophobia workshop

4.20p.m.-4.30p.m :Break

4.30p.m-5.45p.m. Keynote lecture by Professor Gurminder K. Bhambra

5.45p.m. close

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