Events Calendar
Feb 14
14:00 - 15:00
Unpacking Perspective: How Diversity Enables an Explanatory Mode of Perception
Diversity and Distruption: An Intersectional Valentine
Dr Christina Kim (University of Kent)

We think of objects in our environment as being stable – if I see a cup of coffee on the desk in front of me, that object will remain the same object if I blink my eyes, or leave the room. But how we perceive, conceptualise, and describe things is remarkably malleable. In this workshop, we will unpack some of the ways in which individual perspective and shape what we see, and how taking diversity into account allows for a more explanatory model of perception. This session is run by Christina Kim.

Christina Kim is interested in language processing – a field at the intersection between linguistics and cognitive psychology – particularly how language interpretation is situated in context. She addressed these questions experimentally, using eye-tracking and other behavioural methods from cognitive science. Before joining the English Language and Linguistics department at Kent in 2013, Kim did a joint PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Linguistics at the University of Rochester, followed by a postdoc at the University of Chicago. 

This event is free to attend, but please book your place here:

This event is part of Diversity and Disruption: An Intersectional Valentine.

Opening dialogues around the challenges diversity offers to theories and practices in visual and online cultures, our intersectional Valentine combines short interdisciplinary and interactive workshops to provoke questions on the diversity of images, diversity in themes and the making of visual and online cultures. Taking place on the 14th of February, we position Diversity and Disruption as an alternative love event, which additionally considers connectivity, digital intimacy, intersectionality and representation in the post-digital age.

Diversity and Disruption is organised by Professor Aylish Wood and Dr Kaitlyn Regehr, and is a joint event between the School of Arts' Film, Media and Culture research cluster and the Identity, Politics and the Arts research cluster.


Studio 2,
Jarman Building,
University of Kent,
United Kingdom


Open to all,

Contact: Dr Kaitlyn Regehr
T: 01227 827228
School of Arts


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