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Aidan McGarry

Dr Aidan McGarry in conversation with Dr Simon Faulkner (Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture) and Michael Pinchbeck (Reader in Theatre). Dr Aidan McGarry is a Reader in International Politics at Loughborough University, London, whose research deals with the political voice of marginalized communities, with a focus on the Roma in Europe and LGBTIQ communities. His research also involves a strong concern with contemporary social movements, protest, and visual culture. He is the author and editor of a number of books, including the single-authored books Who Speaks for Roma? (2010) and Romaphobia: The Last Acceptable Racism (2017). He was the Principal Investigator on the AHRC funded project 'Aesthetics of Protest: Visual Culture and Communication in Turkey', which ran between 2016 and 2018, and focussed on the protests in Gezi Park/Taksim Square in Istanbul in 2013. One of the outputs from this project was the edited collection The Aesthetics of Global Protest: Visual Culture and Communication (2019).

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