Risks of visibility in a forced spotlight: challenging the ‘impact agenda'

Risks of visibility in a forced spotlight: challenging the ‘impact agenda'

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This is the third event in our series on tackling the pervasive problem of digital hate.

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In this event, we challenge the positive framing of REF and impact to examine the conditions in which this labour is undertaken, given what we know about cultures of digital hate. We understand academia as a sector with visibility built in, that can both be understood through frameworks relevant to public facing fields like celebrity and politics, and offer insights for understanding the harms of forced online visibility more generally. Therefore, insights can inform fields beyond ‘academia studies’, and be applied to digital hate more broadly. This event will ask how the politics of visibility and its unequally distributed risks shape our ability to contribute to public debate through online participation.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Claire Sedgewick, Impact Officer at the University of Derby
  • keisha bruce, PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham
  • Jess Wren Butler, PhD candidate at Lancaster University
  • Dr Gayle Brewer, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Liverpool
  • Dr Xine Yao, Lecturer in American Literature to 1900, University College London
  • Dr Zuleyka Zevallos, applied sociologist and senior policy researcher, living on Gadigal land (Sydney)

Hosted by Dr Hannah Yelin, Oxford Brookes University and Dr Laura Clancy, Lancaster University.

This event is part of the Sociological Review Seminar Series and has been funded by the Sociological Review Foundation.

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