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Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers for the event:

Professor David Inglis (Exeter University)

David Inglis is Professor of Sociology at the University of Exeter. He writes in the areas of social theory and cultural sociology. He has specific interests in cultural globalization, long-term social change, the history of sociological thought, cosmopolitanism, and the sociology of food. He is founding editor of the journal Cultural Sociology, published by Sage.

Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson (QUT)

Professor Moreton-Robinson is a Goenpul woman from Quandamooka. She is Professor of Indigenous Studies and Director of the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network. Professor Moreton-Robinson is one of Australia’s leading Indigenous academics. The global reach of her work extends across different disciplines and fields of studies including Sociology, Law, Indigenous Studies, Critical Race and Whiteness Studies and Women’s Studies.

Professor Sylvia Walby OBE (Lancaster University)

Sylvia Walby is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and UNESCO Chair in Gender Research, Lancaster University, UK. She was awarded an OBE for services to equal opportunities and diversity in 2008. She was founding President, European Sociological Association, 1995-7, and was President of Research Committee 02 Economy and Society, International Sociological Association, 2006-10. She has conducted research for the UN, European Parliament, European Commission, Home Office, Equality and Human Rights Commission, and ESRC. Her books include: Globalization and Inequalities: Complexity and Contested Modernities (Sage 2009), The Future of Feminism (Polity 2011) and Gendering The Knowledge Economy (with Gottfried, Gottschall and Osawa) (Palgrave 2007). Her next book will be Gender and the Crisis (Polity 2014).