BiReCon 2014 Programme
tea and coffee will be available to purchase from the Atrium Cafe
Where Next for Bisexual Research in the UK?
Helen Bowes-Catton, The Open University
Papers Session 1 – Diversity and Multiplicity (Ground Floor)
Arts and Humanities Discussion Group (Upstairs)*
|It Takes Two (Sometimes): Multiplicity in Sexuality and Gender Christina Richards
We Are Intelligent Because We Are Sexual Beings, Or Rather, Because We Are Sexually Diverse Beings Isabel Portero
The Heterogeneity of Everyday Life Experience: Bisexual Women in Poland Łukasz Paszkowski
Rethinking and Contextualising Monosexism in an LGBT Political Praxis Miguel Obradors
Chair: Helen Bowes-Catton
|Discussion Group chaired by Kaye McLelland and Caroline Walters|
Food can be purchased from the Dining Room or you are welcome to make your own arrangements
Bis of Colour; Bi people and services survey 2013; The Over 50s Group; Bisexual Index; Bi Community News; and EuroBiNet
Papers Session 2 – Experience and Wellbeing (Ground Floor)
UNISON Workshop (Upstairs)*
|Does The Mental Health Status of Bisexual Women and Lesbians in the UK Differ? Lisa Colledge
Anti-Normativity or LGBTQ Rights Approaches: Dilemmas in training provision for professionals Pam Alldred
Breaking the Silence: The Bisexual Experience of Intimate Partner Abuse Sarah Head
Chair: Meg John Barker
|Inclusion and erasure of bisexual people in the workplace, politics and activism.Presentations of research into the experiences of bisexual workers and the impact of austerity on LGBT people plus UNISON as a case study for bisexual involvement.
Discussion on the implications for other organisations.
Panel Discussion: Statistics and Monitoring (Ground Floor)
Papers Session 3 – Narratives and Discourses (Upstairs)*
|Join our panel of participants from BiUK, UNISON, The Office for National Statistics, and Scottish Transgender Alliance to discuss the collection and use of statistics about bi peopleChair: Ian Watters||Frames, Forms, and Norms: Paratexts and Bisexual Reception Chloe Benson
Alan Hollinghurst’s Cock and Balls: Bisexuality as narrative mode in The Stranger’s Child. Joseph Ronan
Public Engagement Caroline Walters
Bisexual Rights? – On Bisexuality, Rights Discourse and Sexual Politics Christian Klesse
Chair: Surya Monro
Concluding remarks (Ground floor)
* There will be a 10 minute break between ground-floor sessions. Sessions taking place upstairs will start 5 minutes after the time shown and finish 5 minutes earlier. This is to allow time for people to use the lift to move between floors if necessary.