Conference Speakers

Patricia Hill Collins


Patricia Hill Collins is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland and former President of the American Sociological Association. A leading social theorist, she is famous for developing the related ideas of “multiple oppressions,” “intersectionality,” and the “outsider within” first in her now classic Black Feminist Thought (1990) and then in Fighting Words (1998) and Black Sexual Politics (2006).

Rosalind Edwards


Rosalind Edwards is Professor of Sociology at the University of Southampton. She has published widely in the areas of family studies and of research methods. She co-edits the International Journal of Social Research Methodology.


(Te Kapotai, Ngapuhi-nui-tonu) is the Director of Whāriki and Co-director of the SHORE and Whariki Research Centre at the College of Health, Massey University, Aotearoa New Zealand. Helen is a multidisciplinary Māori social scientist, with expertise in the broad concept of wellbeing, particularly in the fields of Māori wellbeing, community engagement and Māori capacity building.

Current research areas include: Maori health identities; National Days, affect and wairua (spirituality); life-course approaches to health and wellbeing; developing theoretical concepts and research and restorative action around the health of people and the health of land/environments; developing methods and methodologies within Māori paradigms; and evaluation research.

kay tisdall


Kay Tisdall is Professor of Childhood Policy at the University of Edinburgh. She joined the Moray House School of Education in 2018, as is part of the growing Childhood and Youth Studies Research Group.

Her research, policy work and teaching addresses children’s human rights, with a particular interest in how to promote meaningful, effective and sustainable children and young people’s participation rights. Current collaborative research projects address such issues as children’s participation in family law proceedings, in international child protection and children’s activism to stop child marriage (with World Vision).

Ann Phoenix


Ann Phoenix is Professor of psychosocial studies at the Institute of Education, University College London. Ann's research interests are psychosocial, including motherhood, social identities, young people, racialisation and gender. Recent funded research project areas include boys and masculinities, young people and consumption and adult reconceptualisations of 'non-normative' childhoods', particularly of serial migration, visibly ethnically mixed households and language brokering in transnational families.



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