PhD seminar at CREON conference


A seminar based on a discussion on how we present ourselves as researchers. In times of true and fake facts, the roles we take on when presenting and representing research and the research community is important. Sometimes we know what we are addressing and sometimes we are expected to, as researchers, shed light on issues, we have little or very little knowledge about. So, how do we take on this role of representing research. And, what challenges does this pose for PhD candidates.

In addition to Goffman’s own texts (recommended) an interesting read is:
Laura Purdy & Robyn Jones (2013) Changing personas and evolving identities: the contestation and renegotiation of researcher roles in fieldwork, Sport, Education and Society, 18:3, 292-310, DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2011.586688

When & where
The seminar takes place at Nöjesteatern in Malmö on May 18th between 12.00-17.00
The seminar will be followed by an evening activity, an informal welcome reception of the conference.

There is no fee for the seminar, food and drinks will be provided.
To participate register by sending an e-mail to, register not later than May 9th.

Other info
The seminar is co-organized with CREON and the 11th Nordic conference on construction economics and organization.

The target group for the seminar are PhD students, other researchers interested in the topic are also welcome to contribute.

The seminar is coordinated by Göran Lindahl, professor, Chalmers University of Technology, any questions regarding the seminar should be addressed to him
For Swedish PhD students the seminar contributes with a travel cost support of 3000SEK.