Our Seminar Programme

​Seminar 1 – 30th April 2015, Cardiff Metropolitan University Llandaff Campus – Elizabeth English:

'The book is a sort of touch-stone to other people': Sexology and Inversion in Katharine Burdekin's Utopian and Dystopian Communities'

Dr Elizabeth English is a Lecturer in English in the School of Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Her first monograph, Lesbian Modernism: Censorship, Sexuality and Genre Fiction, was published with Edinburgh University Press in December 2014. Continuing this work, her research now focuses on lesbian modernism, modernism and journalism, queer studies, twentieth century popular culture, and censorship.  She is a core committee member of MONC (Modernist Network Cymru) and a member of the Open Library of Humanities Advocacy Forum for Early Career Researchers.

 

Seminar 3 – 3rd February 2016, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus – Kirsten Stevens-Wood:

Reality Bites: A discourse analysis of the differences between forming and established intentional communities.

Kirsten Stevens-Wood is a qualified youth and community development worker with over 20 years' experience of working with communities.  She has taught within Higher Education for the last 8 years and delivers the Community module within the Health and Social Care degree. 

 

Seminar 4 – 6th April 2016, 5.00 - 7.00.  Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus – Liz Hayes:

Exit and voice revisited:

Liz Millward Hayes is a Senior Lecturer in Housing in the School of Health Sciences at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Her research has focused on tenant participation and political activism. She is the author of Encouraging Participation published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and has completed research for local authorities and the UK government. Prior to becoming an academic, Liz managed housing co-operatives.

 

Seminar 5 - 7th September 2016, 5.00 - 7.00 Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus - Kirsten Stevens-Wood  Room O2.31

Do intentional communities have a role to play in our housing future?

Kirsten Stevens-Wood is a qualified youth and community development worker with over 20 years' experience of working with communities. She has taught within Higher Education for the last 8 years and delivers the Community module within the Health and Social Care degree.

 

Seminar 6   9th November 2016, 5.00 - 7.00  Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus - Cath Boswell  Room O2.56

Ageing in an intentional Community:

Cath Boswell is a senior lecturer in Housing in the School of Health Sciences at Cardiff Metropolitan University. 

Catherine Boswell has been working in higher education since 2005. She previously worked for a social research company and was the director of a homelessness charity. She has undertaken research briefs for the Welsh Government, NHS and a range of local authorities. Following some initial research into co-housing in 2011, she has been supervising a PhD student who has been undertaking research into co-housing across northern Europe.

Catherine is developing a research expertise regarding the experiences of people growing older in intentional communities.