Time: Thursday 9th August 2012
Venue: Bradford University.
BiReCon is a conference for anyone with an interest in contributing to, or finding out about, current work on bisexuality. The conference aims to bring together academics, professionals, activists, and the bisexual community. It is organised by BiUK and is held every two
years – see the BiUK website for information about past BiReCons.
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
– Dr Roshan das Nair (University of Nottingham / Nottingham University NHS Trust) ‘Intersectionality: Complicating debates around sexuality and ethnicity
– Dr Meg Barker (The Open University) ‘Depression and/or oppression:
bisexuality and mental health’
– Christina Richards (West London Mental Health NHS Trust) ‘Mental
Healthcare and Bisexuality within the UK: Pragmatics and Aspirations’
The conference invites papers and workshop sessions on these and other related themes:
– Bisexuality and mental health problems
– Bisexuality and mental wellbeing, resilience and adaptability
– Bisexual people’s access to, and experiences of, mental health
– Bisexuality and therapy
– Representations of bisexuality and mental health issues in media,
culture and literature
– Intersections with other aspects of experience such as physical
disability, age, race/ethnicity, nationality, gender (both trans- and cis-gender) and social class.
Papers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines are welcome: social sciences, health sciences, humanities, therapeutic practitioners, activists etc.
During the day there will be opportunities to:
– Find out about issues affecting bisexual people
– Hear from experts about cutting-edge research on bisexuality
– Discuss ways in which organisations can better work with, and for, bisexual people, drawing on good practice
– Take part in workshops on specific issues