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Inaugural Lecture for Professor Louisa Allen

Tuesday 31 July | 6 – 8pm | Owen Glenn Building, Level 0, City Campus

Breathing Life into Education

For philosopher, Sharon Todd (2017) ‘breathing life into education’ is a metaphor for intervening in suffocating discourses on education around performance and standardisation, that leave most of us gasping for air.

Within the field of sexuality education, these discourses concern the content of this subject, who should teach it, and whether it is effective in reducing ‘negative consequences’ of sexual activity.

In this lecture, Louisa Allen offers a journey through her empirical work, to traverse some of the key issues which perpetually occupy and challenge the field of critical sexuality studies in education.

Drawing on Todd, she imagines new ways of ‘breathing life into sexuality education’ by attending to issues such as homophobia and cultural and religious diversity, via Todd’s call for an education concerned with ‘attention and openness’.

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Louisa Allen is a Professor, in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland. She specialises in research in the areas of sexualities, young people and schooling and innovative research methodologies which seek to engage hard to reach research populations. She examines these areas through the lenses of queer, feminist post-structural and feminist new materialist theoretical frameworks. She has written seven books in these fields.

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