AARE Conference Panel on Remixing Social Theory and Popular Culture

At the recent Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference in Adelaide (27 Nov-1 Dec 2022), some of the authors who contributed to our edited collection Unlocking Social Theory with Popular Culture : Remixing Theoretical Influencers presented a panel session bringing the chapters into conversation, chaired by the editors Naomi Barnes and Alison Bedford.

I presented from my chapter on 5 Ways Hogwarts Helps Us Understand Foucault’s ‘Docile Bodies’, while other authors highlighted unexpected insights achieved by remixing Marx and Westworld, de Beauvoir and Orange is the New Black, or Pierce and The Third Man; as well as a reflection of the researcher identity formation that took place through the editing of the book.