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Being, Becoming and Belonging: Exploring Diasporic Identities

A BSA Postgraduate Forum Regional Event

12 June 2024 (10am-5pm)
Doctoral College, Swan Room, 1.19, Elm Bank, Mile Lane, Coventry, CV1 2LQ (Hybrid)

About the Event

  • Guest speaker: Dr Ashley Cole (Coventry University)
  • Other guest speakers to be confirmed

Diasporic identity in the UK can be seen to represent communities that make up a multifaceted tapestry woven from the rich threads of diverse cultures and histories. The legacies of an on-going divisive and hostile political climate have challenged abilities of these communities to exist and resist. This event aims to celebrate the resilience and the enduring quest for cultural expression and the right to exist amidst the intricacies of contemporary British society.





AM Sessions




PM Sessions



Key Dates

  • Deadline for abstract submissions: Thursday, 28 March 2024
  • Abstracts decisions: submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis with final decisions being sent no later than 10 May 2024
  • Registrations open: Tuesday, 2 April 2024


This is a free hybrid event and registration is required. There are a limited number of face-to-face places (max 35 people) and spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. There will be an online option to enable attendees to join virtually.  For those attending in-person, lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

The event will be hosted by Coventry University and convened by Shamime Johnson and Marie Casafina-Orwin, Postgraduate Researchers, Research Centre for Global Learning.