November 29- 1 Dec (You can read more about the conference here) “A multivalent concern for all living things” (from Vera Ehrenstein’s paper titled: Geopolitics of carbon sinks or: the negotiation of REDD+) I am grateful to the organizers for allowing me to participate in this closed workshop as a (very) early researcher. As most… Continue reading Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 1
22 November 2017, Manchester #discourseactivism For some, academia is a pathway to develop personal and cumulative knowledge, engaging in mentally stimulating work. But for others, academic research (and teaching!) is an inseparable component from their personal moral and ethical paradigms. The location of this conference makes the discussions and our subject matter tangible and urgent.… Continue reading Academia and Activism: Direct Action through Discourse Analysis
I recently wrote this blog entry for ShARC – Sheffield Human Animal Research Centre Reblogged here: The following is a guest post by Mira Lieberman, who is a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield, funded by the Grantham Centre for Future Sustainability, and a member of ShARC. *** Utopian Protein, or Eating Well in… Continue reading Event Report: Utopian Protein, or Eating Well in the World to Come – a talk by Dr John Miller, University of Sheffield
Undertaking a degree of any level is as much about the knowledge and self-development as it is stretching your limits, going beyond your comfort zone, and questioning. Questioning everything you knew and thought about yourself, your knowledge about the world and the way you position yourself, and the way you are positioned in it. My… Continue reading Dear Goldsmiths,
23 October 2017, Firth Court, The University of Sheffield Being a Grantham scholar, I have the privileged opportunity to attend this year’s symposium showcasing multidisciplinary sustainability research across many faculties The theme of the symposium this year is FEWER – Food, Energy, Water and Environmental Research and keynote speakers included Joanna Haigh, Co-Director, Grantham Institute for Climate… Continue reading Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures Symposium 2017
“The well-being and flourishing of human and non-human Life on Earth have value in themselves”. –Arne Naess and George Sessions, 1984. My recently completed research took a multimodal approach to the investigation of the way animal welfare is represented on Sainsbury’s website. At first, I wanted to compare four leading UK supermarkets: ASDA, Tesco, Morrison’s… Continue reading How is Animal Welfare represented on Sainsbury’s website?
Good morning in Lancaster University is not just a set greeting phrase, although today it’s bitter sweet – last day. Going down to the Market Place where we have our breakfast, I’m handed my trusty soya milk the staff kindly prepared for me and sit down with fellow summer schoolers to hear about their experience… Continue reading Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School Day 4