Conference Presentations

Hird, M.J. and Yusoff, K. (04/18) ‘Lines of Shite: Traversing Plateaus in Microbial-Mineral Evolution’, American Association of Geography Conference, New Orleans, USA.

Hird, M.J. (11/17) ‘Looking for Redemption in all the Wrong Places: Waste Studies and our Misplaced Focus on Recycling’, Colloque international Sciences, savoirs et pratiques des déchets, A l’Institut des Amériques (IdA), Paris, France.

Hird, M.J. (04/15) ‘Subtending Relations: Bacteria, Geology, and the Possible’, American Association of Geographers Conference, Chicago.

Hird, M.J. (06/13) ‘Indifferent Globality’, Constructions of Globality: Ideas, Images and Artefacts Conference, Copenhagen.

 

Hird, M.J. (04/11) ‘Volatile Bodies, Volatile Cosmos: Notes on Radical Asymmetry’, Association of American Geographers. Seattle, Washington.

 

Hird, M.J. (11/10) ‘Becoming Sex and Race: A Conversation with Darwin and Grosz’, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, McGill University and Université de Montréal.

 

Hird, M.J. (06/10) ‘Capturing the Impacts of Publicly Funded Health Research: Knowledge Translation and Public Understanding of Science Issues’, SSHRC Session ‘Understanding research outcomes and impacts: from innovative metrics to success stories’, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Concordia University, Montreal.

 

Hird, M.J. (05/10) ‘The In/Organic Juncture: Exploring the Boundary between Life and Matter’, Society for Cultural Anthropology, Santa Fe, United States.

 

Clark, N. and Hird, M.J. (04/10) ‘The In/Organic Juncture: Exploring the Boundary Between Life and Matter’, British Sociological Association, Glasgow, Scotland.

 

Hird, M.J. (12/09) ‘Plenty of Room at the Micro’, American Anthropological Society, Philadelphia, USA. (invited Discussant on ‘The Value of Small Things’ panel).

 

Hird, M.J. (10/09) ‘Science Studies and Nonhuman Sentience’, Society for the Social Study of Science, Washington DC, USA.

 

Hird, M.J. (10/08) ‘Zoofeminism By Any Other Name? The Limitations of Thinking Sexual Difference Through Human/Animals’, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA.

 

Hird, M.J. (08/08) ‘Eating Well, Surviving Humanism: Biophilosophy’s Filthy Lesson’, Royal Geography Society Association, London UK.Hird, M.J. (06/08) ‘Eating Well, Surviving Humanism’, Canadian Sociological Association Conference, Vancouver.

 

Hird, M.J. (04/08) ‘A Filthy Lesson of (in)Difference: When Queer Theory and Environments Meet’, NeMLA Conference, Buffalo.

 

Hird, M.J. (03/08) ‘Symbiogenesis Theory, Gaian Science and Social Theories of the Environment’, British Sociological Association Conference, Warwick UK.

 

Hird, M.J. (10/07) ‘Ways of Knowing Interspecies Communities’ Society for the Social Study of Science Conference, Montreal.

 

Hird, M.J., French, M., Houghtaling, M. and Canning, C. (10/07) ‘Ways of Knowing Science and Social Theory’ Society for the Social Study of Science Conference, Montreal.

 

Hird, M.J. (09/07) ‘Individualism, Symbiogenesis and Sociological Theories of Social Relating’ European Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow.

 

Hird, M. J. (08/07) ‘Evolutionary Biology, Symbiogenesis and Sociology’s New Imagination’ American Sociology Association Conference, New York

 

Hird, M. J. (06/07) ‘The Corporeal Generosity of Interspecies Communities’ Canadian Sociology Association Conference, University of Saskatchewan.

 

Hird, M.J. (11/06) ‘Truth’s Superb Surprise: Lynn Margulis and Theories of Social Relating’ Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Vancouver.

 

Hird, M.J. (08/05) ‘What We Might Learn From the Coral Goby Fish: Reconsidering Trans Debates from a Non-Human Perspective’ Gender and Canadian Values in the 21st Century, Brandon University.

 

Hird, M.J. (06/05) ‘Trannie Animals’, Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Conference, University of Western Ontario.

 

Hird, M.J. (04/05) ‘Express Your Self: The Corporeal Generosity of Maternity’, British Sociological Association Conference, York University.

 

Hird, M.J. (06/04) ‘ “One Long Argument” and the Diversity of Sex’ Biological Bodies Conference, Queen Mary College, University of London.

 

Hird, M.J. (06/03) ‘Reproducing Nature: Using the Natural Sciences to Think Through Reproductive Technology Debates’ Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association Conference, Halifax.

 

Hird, M.J. (04/03) ‘It’s Not Who You Know But What You Know: Thinking Through Boundaries with the Natural Sciences’, British Sociological Association Conference, York University.

 

Hird, M.J. (02/03) ‘Freaks of Nature: Queering the Human’, Lesbian Lives Conference, University College Dublin.

 

Hird, M.J. (01/03) ‘Queer(y)ing Biology’, Sexualities, Cultures and Identities: New Directions in Gay, Lesbian and Queer Studies, Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Newcastle.

 

Hird, M.J. (07/02) ‘New Materialism and the Australian Feminist Challenge to Sociology’ World Congress of Sociology, Brisbane. Invited to speak on panel ‘The Feminist Challenge to Sociological Theory’.

 

Hird, M.J. (05/02) ‘Feminist Theory on the Move Again: Explorations of New Materialism’ Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association Conference, Ryerson University. Invited to speak on panel ‘Bodies, Sex and Gender: Reflections and Reconfigurations’.

 

Hird, M.J. (04/01) ‘Re(pro)ducing Sexual Difference’ British Sociological Association Conference, Manchester University.

 

Hird, M.J. (09/00) ‘The Impact of Intersexuality and Transsexuality on Gender Theory’ Women’s Studies Conference, Queen’s University, Belfast.

 

Hird, M.J. (05/00) ‘Gender’s Nature’. Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association Conference, University of Alberta.

 

Hird, M.J. (05/00) ‘Unidentified Pleasures’. Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association Conference, University of Alberta.

 

Hird, M.J. (04/99) ‘Women abandoned?’. British Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow University.

 

Hird, M.J. (11/98) ‘Theorising gender and interpersonal violence’. Sociology Association of New Zealand Annual Conference, Napier.

 

Hird, M.J. (11/98) ‘Damned if we do, damned if we don’t: New Zealand and UK high school students’ negotiation of sexual identities’. Girl Trouble? Conference, University of Waikato.

 

Hird, M.J. & Germon, J. (04/98)‘The intersexual body and the medical regulation of gender’ British Sociological Association Conference, Edinburgh University.

 

Hird, M.J. & O’Neill, T. (04/98) ‘Double damnation: Gay disabled men and the negotiation of masculinity’. British Sociological Association Conference, Edinburgh University.

 

Hird, M.J. & Abshoff, K. (04/98) ‘The essentialism of child-free women to postmodern feminism’. British Sociological Association Conference, Edinburgh University.

 

Hird, M.J. (08/97) ‘Unsilencing the lambs: Taking adolescent dating violence seriously’. World Congress on Violence and Human Coexistence. University College, Dublin.

 

Hird, M.J. (03/96). ‘Sexual harassment/violence: young people’s experiences’. Sexual Politics in Higher Education Conference. University of Northumbria.

 

Hird, M.J. (06/95). ‘Toward a feminist theory of female violence’. Women’s Studies Network Conference, University of Sterling.

 

Hird, M. J. (10/93). ‘Dating violence in adolescent relationships: implications for schools’. Quebec Ministry of Education PSBGM Teachers Conference, University of Montreal.

 

Hird, M. J. (02/92). ‘The school counsellor’s role in preventing dating violence’. Montreal School Counsellor Conference, University of Montreal.