9am Registration
9:20-10:30 Introduction and opening keynote Paul Gilroy – Professor Stuart Hall Building (PSH) LG02

10:30-11:45 Parallel Sessions 1

Dr. Adefemi Adekunle – The Thing: Afrobeat(s) music as a site of conviviality and intergenerational dialogue
Bharath Ganesh – The politics of the cipher: antiphonic democracy and hip-hop’s ethics beyond multiculturalism
Joy White – Crossing borders, moving on: the urban music economy as a transformative realm
Caspar Melville –  A brief history of 7 riddims: Notes towards a genealogy of UK bass culture

Adriano Cancellieri – Urban Boundaries and Everyday Struggles in San Siro: An ethnography of a Public Housing Neighbourhood
Alistair Fraser and Teresa Piacentini – Friendly City, Violent City: Youth Gangs, Precarious Migrants and ‘Neighbourhood Nationalism’
Clare Rishbeth and Ben Rogaly – A space of hope, here and now: temporary respite and sociality sitting outside in a Woolwich square
Antonia Lucia Dawes – Taking Back the Square: Place-making Struggles in Naples Italy

Adam Elliott-Cooper – Disruption at the Point of Consumption: Can BlackLivesMatter Change What Solidarity Looks Like?
David Woodger and Susan Westman – Racism;Teaching and learning to make a difference
Margarita Aragon -Policing, Black Londoners and the Racialised Geographies of Empire, 1900-1958
Luke de Noronha – Deported Black Britons

11:45 – 12:00 – COFFEE BREAK

12:00 – 13:15 – Parallel Sessions 2

Aila Spathopoulou – Degrees of “Europeaness” on the Aegean Turkish-Greek border
Ben Carrington – New Ethnicities, Neo-Conservatives, and the Declining Significance of Racism Thesis
– Hannah Jones – New Ethnicities ‘before’ Superdiversity: what analytical tools can provide and hide in the study of urban cultures

Ashwani Sharma – It all comes together in Croydon – re-imagining the future pasts of (sub)urban multiculture
Alex Rhys-Taylor and Mile End Community Project – Hoodforts Chicken
Dr. Roshini Kempadoo – Face Up (2015): decolonising imaginations, memory narratives and screen media.

Ada Mau – New identities, old stereotypes, and changing opportunities: The experiences of British Chinese young people in England
Agata Lisiak – In/visible femininities and whiteness in migration and urban contexts
Alida Payson ‘Everybody mixed’: three intergenerational heritage projects and moods about the past and future of Cardiff’s multiculture
Deirdre Osborne and Fiona Peters – On Creative and Creating Narratives of Mixedness, Adoption and Fostering in Literary and Sociological Research

13:15 – 14:15 LUNCH
14:15 – 15:30 Parallel Plenary Sessions

Plenary 1: Researching urban multiculture – Yasmin Gunaratnam, Anoop Nayak, Helen Kim, Christie Kulz (Chair Michael Keith) – PSH326

Plenary 2: Politics of urban multiculture – Lez Henry, Ann Pheonix, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Malcolm James (Chair John Solomos) – LG02

15:30-16:45 Parallel Sessions 3

Meeta Rani Jha – Cultural Inequality, Racism and Neo-colonial Beauty
Nessa Adams – A comparative analysis of multicultural discourses for advertising practitioners in the UK and USA
Linda Lapina – Diversity tourism as a ‘break in reality’: gentrification and white, middle class longing
Dr Diana Yeh and Dr Tamsin Barber – New ethnicities, Old Orientalisms? Hierarchies of Belonging in East Asian Nightlife Spaces in Neoliberal Britain

Dogus Simsek – The racialization of Syrian forced migrants in Turkey
Jenny Smith – Liminal Statuses in Liminal Places: Refused asylum seekers living in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Dr Kirsten Forkert and Dr Sukhwant Dhaliwal – Hierarchies of Belonging within Multiculture
Dr. Magdalena Nowicka – Trans-local racisms. How Poles in England negotiate racism between urban multiculture and national homogeneity

Daniel Burdsey – New (and not-so-new) seaside multicultures: postcards from the edge
Tilmann Heil and Magdalena Nowicka – Conviviality, difference and inequality
Shana Almeida –  “Diversity Our (?) Strength: Negotiating Race, Racialization and Be-longing in the City of Toronto”
Ruth Webber – ‘Everyday Multiculturalism’; using sensory methods to explore ‘home’, heritage and identity in the everyday lives of migrant women in Glasgow

16:45 – 17:00 BREAK
17:00 – 18:00 Closing keynote Les Back – PSH LG02
18:00 – 20:00 Wine reception