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  • November 2018 Esports and CraftsmanshipSe­mi­nar on eS­ports, Exer­ga­ming, and Fan­ta­sy Lea­gues, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
  • October 2018 Gambling in Video GamesAlcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, Toronto, Canada.
  • July 2018 Pleasure Consuming Games Pop-Up EventPleasure Consuming Games, North Star Pinball Bar, Montreal.
  • June 2018 Loot Boxes: Video Game Gambling, Paying to Win, and the Question of Game DesignHallman Lecture, University of Waterloo, Canada.
  • June 2018 Loot Boxes: Video Game Gambling, Paying to Win, and the Question of Game DesignSemaphore Lab, the Jackman Humanities Institute, and Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO), University of Toronto, Canada.
  • February 2018 The Craft of Professional GamingNational Esports Congress, Katowice, Poland.
  • January 2018 The Political Economy of EsportsGlobal Games Forum, London.
  • September 2017 Can Computer Gaming Generate Good Leadership?Making Futures, Plymouth College of Art, Devon.
  • September 2017 Work, Labour, Skill and Data in Competitive and Professional Video GamesCAMEo, University of Leicester.
  • August 2017 Togetherness in Esports: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics in Women’s Professional Computer GamingThe Future of Esports: Challenging Work and Gender Issues in Professional Computer Gaming, MadLab, Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • August 2017 Is Gaming a Craft?European Sociological Association, Athens, Greece.
  • July 2017 (with G. Pollock and S. Langton) Melancholy Politics?: Brexit as a consequence of weakening mainstream party attachment in the United KingdomUnderstanding Society Scientific Conference, University of Essex.
  • June 2017 Towards a relational ethics of gameplayMultiplatform 2017, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • September 2016 Videogame Consumption: The Apophatic DimensionVideogame Cultures 8th Global Meeting, Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  • July 2016 Play as Craftsmanship in Computer Game Consumption: Towards a Sociology of Gaming as Craft LabourInternational Sociological Association, Vienna, Austria.
  • July 2016 Man, Reflexivity and Gameplay: On Deriving a Sociology from GamesInternational Sociological Association, Vienna, Austria.
  • July 2016 The Craft of GamingWork and Play: An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • May 2016 Realism, Reflexivity and Games Consumer CultureCentre for Social Ontology, Reflexivity Forum, University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
  • August 2015 Fulfilling your Destiny? Towards a Relational Approach of Online Video GamingEuropean Sociological Association Annual Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • August 2015 Trust, participation and Inequality Amongst Young People Across EuropeEuropean Sociological Association Annual Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • June 2015 Video Gaming in Everyday Life: Reflexivity and Time. Investigating the Internal ConversationCentre for Social Ontology Workshop, University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
  • May 2014 Invited Speaker on the topic of dialectics and the social psychology of protest.Public Lectures Spring/Summer 2014, University of Hull.
  • July 2014 (with G. Pollock and M. Ellison) Populism. Ideology and Contradiction: Mapping Young People's Political ViewsInternational Society of Political Psychology, Ergrife Palace Hotel, Rome.
  • July 2014 (with M. Carrigan) A Relational Realist Analysis of the UK Student ProtestsInternational Association of Critical Realism, Institute of Education, London, United Kingdom.
  • September 2013 Pedagogy of the Privileged: Elite Universities and Dialectical Contradictions in the UKBSA Realism Study Group, BSA Meeting Rooms, London, United Kingdom.
  • April 2013 Social movements, Critical realism and the Ethics of academic knowledge productionBritish Sociological Association Annual Conference, Grand Connaught Rooms, London, United Kingdom.
  • April 2012 Critical Realism and History: Exploring the relationship between the synchronic and diachronic through D. Elder-Vass and E.P. ThompsonBritish Sociological Association Annual Conference, Leeds University, United Kingdom.
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