Talks

I’m an experienced public speaker and lecturer/teacher. I have international teaching experience across the UK, USA and India, and at different levels from schools to undergraduate, postgraduate and adult learning. In addition, I’m a certified English Language Teacher, having obtained a CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in 2009.

Past and upcoming talks:

Embedding an Everyday Culture of Creativity. 33,ooo Everyday Artists Workshop, Kings College London (May 2016).

Keepin’ It Real: Negotiating Authenticity in the London Hip Hop Scene. #HipHopEd Symposium, Royal Holloway, University of London (October 2015).

Research Skills: Time Management and Prioritization. Invited presentation, London Arts & Humanities Partnership doctoral training event, King’s College London (March, 2015).

Writing Retreat. Co-facilitated doctoral training workshops, Queen Mary University of London (March & July 2015).

Creativity and Technology. Invited discussant, Faculty of Music and Centre for Intellectual Property & Information Law, University of Cambridge (May, 2015).

Keepin’ It Real: Negotiating Authenticity in the London Hip Hop Scene. Popular Music Symposium, Westminster University (May, 2014).

Keepin’ It Real: Authenticity in the London Hip Hop Scene. ‘Beyond the PhD’ Conference at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor (August 2013).

Conducting Interviews During Fieldwork. The King’s Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (KISS-DTC), King’s College London (February 2013).

Writing Culture. Seminar leader for the King’s Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (KISS-DTC) Ethnography programme, King’s College London (June 2012).

Remixed Cultures: The Case of UK Hip Hop. ‘The Culture of Remix’ 2nd International Conference in Communication and Culture, Lisbon, Portugal (October 2011).

Scenic Capital: Identity and Authenticity in a Hip Hop Scene. Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change Conference, London (September, 2011).

Why Study Hip Hop? GCAP Training Course. King’s College London (March 2011).

Bathroom Banter: Love, Sex and the Bathroom Wall. Speers, L., Matthews, N., Ball, J. National Communication Association (NCA) Scholar to Scholar Presentation, San Francisco (November, 2010).

Media Life. Deuze, M., Speers, L., Blank, P. Department of Telecommunication, Indiana University (April 2010).

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