Academic Presentations – abstracts:
- “First there was the Word, then Came Civilisation: How Fiction Structures the Reality of Predation and Violence” a talk at Shakti Mountain climbing gym, Montreal, Saturday, 29th June, 2013, at 6:30 pm.
- “Qu’est-ce que l’économie civilisée? Recherche sur le principe ontologique de l’effondrement économique et écologique” at HEC, Montreal, Monday, 13th May 2013.
- “Narratives in Science as Tales of Wilderness and Civilisation“. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference: Cultures of Narratives/Narratives of Culture, “Qualitative Research – Stories” section. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s Campus, June 20-22, 2012.
- “How Ivan the Fool Defeats Civilized Pedagogies” - a seminar at the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Wednesday 8th February 2011.
- “A Leap into the Future Primitive: Anarcho-Primitivist Ontologies as New Directions in Anthropological Theory“. Poster session at the American Anthropological Association annual convention, Montreal, 17th December 2011.
- “From The Ontological Roots Of Knowledge To A New Sociology Of Being“. Paper presented in the section on New Directions in Sociological Theory (TS2-A). Canadian Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences, Fredericton, Canada, Friday, 3rd June, 2011: 10:30 am.
- “Radical Sustainability, Beyond Green Capitalism: Anarcho/a-Primitivism, Feminism and Christianity in Conversation for an Endangered World” – guest on a panel with John Zerzan and Ched Myers, organised by the In the Land of the Living Collective, held at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Friday 1st – Saturday 2ndApril 2011.
- Literacy of the Oppressed: Structural Violence and Children’s Books. Lecture delivered as a guest speaker for the course EDEC 249: Global Education and Social Justice, Prof. Aziz Choudry, Department of Eduction, McGill University; 1st October 2009.
- Digby Highschool: two 45 minute talks addressed to 11th and 12th grades; 2nd September 2009.
- “Conscience, Consciousness and Scientific Knowledge or the Evolution of Idiocy: Problems of Natural and Cultural Selection“. Conference: PENSER LA CONSCIENCE AUJOURD’HUI : UN POINT DE VUE ANTHROPOLOGIQUE SUR LA QUESTION - annual conference, department of Anthropology, University of Montreal, 17th April, 2009.
- “Definitions and Implications in Children’s Books: from Christopher Robin’s Scientific Expotition with Piglets, Rabbits, and Winnie the Pooh to the Violent Science of Harry Potter and the Order of the Chosen Wizards”. Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii 9th-12th January 2009.
- “Learning in the Age of the Smart Machine or the Proportionate Relationship between Intelligence and Empathy: from Case Study to a Theory of Practice in Anthropology of Education”. Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii 4th-7th January 2009.
- “Foucault’s Precursor: Nikolaj Nosov on Questions of Discipline and Health in Neznajka’s Trilogy“. AATSEEL Annual Conference: 27th-30th December 2008, San Francisco.
- “Revealing and Concealing: Architecture and Knowledge in Children’s Books“. Masking and Unmasking: aninterdisciplinary conference, Duke University (September 2008).
- Conference: CHILDHOODS 2005, Oslo University, Norway. Presented 3 papers (29th June – 3rd July 2005):
* “Crime and Punishment in Children’s Literature”
* “On Objects, Love, and Objectifications” (also published in The Paulinian Compass. St. Paul University; Manila: Vol. 1, Issue #2, June 2009)
* “Modernism and Education: Revised Perspectives” also published in The Paulinian Compass. St. Paul University; Manila: Vol. 1, Issue #3, Fall 2009
- Conference: Off to See the Wizard: Quests for Memory and Culture in Children’s Literature, at Monroe College, Rochester, NY. Presented paper (19th March 2005). Title: Order & the literary rendering of Chaos in children’s literature.
Stockholm University (1995-97):
- “Gender & Islamic representations by literary authors and western anthropologists: Fazil Iskander, Chingiz Aitmatov, Tahar Ben Jelloun, and others.” . “Terms are germs – a critique of concepts and terminology in International Migration & Ethnic Relations studies.” . “Introduction to the particularities of Chilean and Eritrean Migration to Sweden.” . “Ethnicity, gender, and human rights: two case studies.”
Participation in conferences and workshops:
- Stockholm University: Crime Prevention Association, Stockholm (April 1998).
- Transformation of the Pluralist City, IMER (International Migration & Ethnic Relations Centre), Bergen, Norway (May 1997).
- Sheba – an international conference on black minorities in Europe, Driebergen, Holland (March 1994).
- London Black Women’s Health Project, London (April 1994).
- “Tattoos of Alienation“, by Layla, Bryn Mawr Bulletin, Bryn Mawr, PA. (fall’95).
- Reporter on war in North East Africa – Sudan Times (1987-88) 3 hour interview with guerrilla leader Col. John Garang in South Sudan was broadcast on BBC and Voice of America (August 1987).
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