08 July 2021
Immobiltiies Conference, Northumbria University
In this keynote Maggie discusses creative applications of walking as an arts-based practice through the walking interview as biographical method (WIBM) to examine the sensory, spatial, embodied, affective aspects of lives and lived experiences, the intersecting oppressions and possibilities for praxis. The paper opens a space for dialogue on the transformative role of walking, listening as understanding, ‘resonance’ and the potential for solidarity, as part of an ethics of listening, including possible impact on policy and practice, especially in diverse research and social contexts
13 April 2020
University of Greenwich 12th July 2019 Creative and Collaborative imaginations
Biographical Research on the move: theorising, experiencing, imagining. The Chicago School Re-loaded
13 April 2020
Athena Swan Sympoisum, UCC. March 2019.
Borders, Risk and Belonging: understanding gender, race and intersectionality in the lives of women asylum seekers and migrants.
16 November 2018
Laura Lee Sex Worker Human Rights' The Synge Lecture Theatre, The Arts Building 2039, Trinity College, Dublin
Sex Work, Sexual Citizenship and Social Justice: towards a ‘Real Politics of Justice’. New Horizons for the 21st century
Organised by the Irish Sex Work Research Network
03 November 2018
The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization: Recovering a Sense of Coherence: Salutogenesis and Meaningfulness, UCC, Cork
Walking towards ‘salutogenesis’: theorizing, experiencing and imagining biographical research one hundred years after ‘The Polish Peasant’.
17 September 2018
ESA Research Network 3 Mid-term Conference. Dept. Sociology, University of Lodz, Poland.
Biographical Research on the Move: walking, theorising, experiencing, imagining
06 September 2018
Crime and Control Ethnography Symposium 2018, Goldsmiths College, London.
‘Imaginative criminology: Walking as arts based ethnographic practice’
21 June 2018
Ethics in Practice in Innovative Methods -Social Research Association, London.
Ethics and walking/mobile methods
30 May 2018
Economy and Society Summer School 2018, UCC, Blackwater Castle, Cork
Co-Producing Knowledge with Migrant Families through Participatory Theatre and Walking Methods as Biographical Research.
30 March 2018
Durham University, Ustinov College, Cafe Politique
Refugee Issues and Challenges
06 September 2017
States of being at the Borders of Humanity conference of the AHRC project 'Responding to the Crisis' London, Sept, 2017
30 June 2017
University of Maynooth, MUSSI. June 2017
22 June 2017
Feminist Emergency, Birkbeck College, London
10 May 2017
Economy and Society Summer School 2017, UCC, Blackwater Castle, Cork
25 June 2015
United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) in St Pau, Barcelona,
My keynote at the conference on Female Agency, Mobility and Socio-Cultural Change at the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) took place in St Pau, Barcelona, 11th /12th June 2015.
19 November 2014
Dept Social Sciences, Loughborough University.
The Annual Sociology Lecture showcases new work by leading academics and thinkers in the field of sociology internationally. I spoke on walking and biographical methods in my work on sex work and asylum and migration
30 June 2014
07 March 2014
The keynote was given to the AHRC network Migrant mothers caring for the future: creative interventions in making new citizens.
10 May 2013
University of Exeter, UK
HEA funded conference - Qualitative and Ethnographic Research Network (QERN): Sharing and shaping pedagogies - learning through doing. May 10th 2013, Department of Drama
04 December 2011
University of Hamburg
German Biographical Section of the German Sociological Association