I4P Public Lecture

24th Nov 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Edge Hill University

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“Participation and Representation in Post Brexit Britain: The Case for Community Universities” – Professor Jenny Pearce, University of Bradford

A visiting lecturer at Edge Hill University, Jenny is a political scientist who works as an anthropologist. She is Professor of Latin American Politics in Peace Studies, University of Bradford. She was founder and Director of the International Centre for Participation Studies (ICPS) In Peace Studies from 2004 to 2014, where she and colleagues explored the relevance of learning from Latin America to the contexts of the deindustrialised North of England and co-developed participative research methodologies in Bradford.

She has studied the theory and practice of participation for many years and was the Principal Investigator (PI) on the ESRC funded study of Participation and Democracy in the 21st Century City, editing and co-authoring the book of that name in 2010 (Palgrave, Macmillan). She was also PI on the ESRC/JRF joint funded project to set up a Community University in Bradford in 2014.  She has published widely on violence, participation and social change in Latin America, and is researching Elites and Violence in Mexico and Colombia. She is currently writing a book on Politics and Violence.


  • 5.30pm – Registration and Refreshments
  • 6.00pm – Lecture
  • 7.00pm – Reception and Networking

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