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Date Time Location Event
Tuesday, May 29 1 to 4 p.m. INHS AGM
6 to 8 p.m. Bordessa Hall, Room 524 Conference Welcome Reception 
Wednesday, May 30 8 to 9 a.m. Bordessa Hall, Room 102 Breakfast
9 to 9:30 a.m. Regent Theatre  Welcome by Dr. Barbara Perry (INHS Chair) 
Smudging Ceremony with Rick Bourque, UOIT Knowledge Keeper 
Introductory Address from the Univeristy of Ontario Institute of Technology, Dr. Steven Murphy 
Words of Wisdom from Co-Directors Dr. Jennifer Schweppe and Dr. Mark Walters
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Keynote #1: Justice Harry LaForme: Resetting the Indigenous Canadian Relationship: Thoughts Towards Reconciliation
10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Health Break
10:45 a.m. to noon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concurrent Sessions #1

Bordessa Hall, Room 204

Session #1A: Hate & Politics 
Chair: Piotr Godzisz, Lambda Warsaw 

Do Elected Politicians Have Moral Duties to Refrain from Engaging in Hate Speech?
Alexander Brown, University of East Anglia 

Hate Crime Victimisation: Effects on Trust in Democratic Institutions
Daniel Geschke, Institute for Democracy and Civil Society
Janine Dieckmann, Institute for Democracy and Civil Society
Matthias Quent, Institute for Democracy and Civil Society

Is the Media a Promoter Of Racism and Intolerance?: A UK Example, Pre And Post the ‘Brexit’ Referendum
Kim McGuire, University of Central Lancashire

Government Mistrust and Exposure to Online Hate: Findings from the U.S.
Rebecca Barrett-Fox, Arkansas State University

Bordessa Hall, Room 205

Session #1B: Theoretical Perspectives & Analyses on Hate/Conceptualizations & Operationalizations of Hate 
Chair: Jon Garland, University of Surrey 

“Hate is a Dangerous Substance”: The Influence of Conceptual Metaphor
John Shuford, Portland State University (Conflict Resolution Program) and Royal Roads University (School of Humanitarian Studies)

Tolerance An Anti-dote to Hate?
Birgitte Schepelern Johansen, University of Copenhagen

Hatred Without Prejudice?
Thomas Brudholm, University of Copenhagen

Bordessa Hall, Room 210

Session #1C: Policing Hate Crime in Canada
Chair: Barbara Perry, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Duty to Consult: Quantifying Critical Incidents Measuring Community Impact
Adrian Bhatti, Ontario Provincial Police

York Regional Police Hate Prevention Unit
Mark Topping, York Regional Police

Exploring the Dark Figure of Hate Crime in Canada
Caroline Erentzen, York University Regina Schuller, York University

Barriers to Policing Hate Crimes in Canada
Uday Singh Jaswal, Durham Regional Police

Noon to 1 p.m. Bordessa Hall, Room 102 Lunch 
1 to 2:15 p.m. Regent Theatre Documentary: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: Skinhead
2:15 to 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Concurrent Sessions #2

Bordessa Hall, Room 204

Session #2A: The Contours of Right-wing Extremism in North America 
Chair: Ryan Scrivens, Concordia University & Project SOMEONE

How Embodied Emotions Shape Membership in White Supremacy Groups
Kathleen Blee, University of Pittsburgh
Matthew DeMichele, RTI International
Pete Simi, Chapman University
Mehr Latif, University of Pittsburg

The Dangers of Porous Borders: The “Trump Effect” in Canada
Tim Bryan, York University
Tanner Mirrlees, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Barbara Perry, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Ryan Scrivens, Concordia University & Project SOMEONE

Far-Right Extremist Violence in the 21st Century: A Conjunctive Analysis of Case Configurations Analysis
Jeff Gruenewald, IUPUI
Grant Drawve, University of Arkansas
Brent Klein, Michigan State University

Radicalizing the Mainstream: The Emergence of the 'Alt-Right'
Pete Simi, Chapman University

Bordessa Hall, Room 205

Session #2B: The Lifecycle of a Hate Crime: A European Perspective 
Chair: Jennifer Schweppe, University of Limerick

Findings from Ireland  
Amanda Haynes, University of Limerick

Findings from Sweden 
Görel Granström, Umeå University
Karin Åström, Umeå University

Findings from England and Wales
Mark Walters, University of Sussex
Susann Wiedlitzka, University of Sussex

A Comparative Analysis 
Jennifer Schweppe, University of Limerick 

Bordessa Hall, Room 210

Session #2C: Legislation 
Chair: Natalie Oman, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Scope and Nature of Laws and the Embodiment of ‘Hate Crimes’ as a Part of Indian Criminal Law
Anushree Gupta, University of Limerick

Hate Crime and Hate Speech in Spain and in the Basque Country: Recent Developments
Jon-M. Landa, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

Legislating Against Hate: A South African Perspective
Joanna Botha, Nelson Mandela University

Legal Responses to the Dual Nature of Hate Speech in Art: The Case of Polish Art After 1989
Pawel Knut, University of Warsaw

3:30 to 3:45 p.m. Health Break
3:45 to 5 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concurrent Sessions #3

Bordessa Hall, Room 108

Session 3A: Faces of Hate: The Representation of Prejudicial Attributes via the Internet
Round Table Discussion

Faces of Hate: The Representation of Prejudicial Attributes via the Internet
Robin Maria Valeri, St. Bonaventure University
Kevin Borgeson, Salem State University

Bordessa Hall, Room 204

Session #3B: Online Hate
Chair: Mohamad Al-Hakim, Florida Gulf Coast University

The Temporal Association Between Online and Offline Islamophobia
Susann Wiedlitzka, University of Sussex

The Role of Third Party Intermediaries and the Regulation on Online Hate
Chara Bakalis, Oxford Brookes University

The Development of Extremist Right Narratives Online
Tiana Gaudette, Simon Fraser University
Garth Davies, Simon Fraser University
Richard Frank, Simon Fraser University

Bordessa Hall, Room 205

Session #3C: Marginalized Populations & Victims [#1]
Chair: Hannah Scott, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Attitudes of Suspicion, Perceptions of Criminality and Willingness to Report Muslims in Canada
Maaha Farrukh, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

The Unique Characteristics of Disability Hate Crimes
Mark Sherry, University of Toledo

Intersectional Invisibility: Making Violence Against Queer Women Visible
Marian Duggan, University of Kent

Prototypes of Hate Exploring Community Expectations of the Model Victim
Caroline Erentzen, York University
Regina Schuller, York University

Bordessa Hall, Room 210 

Session #3D: Fighting Hate on Campus
Round Table Discussion

Fighting Hate on Campus
Birgitte Schepelern Johansen, University of Copenhagen
Thomas Brudholm, University of Copenhagen

5 to 6 p.m. Bordessa Hall, Room 524 Reception
7 p.m. Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 72 Queen Street

Conference Dinner

Multicultural Performances

Thursday, May 31 8 to 9 a.m. Bordessa Hall, Room 102 Breakfast
9 to 10 a.m. Regent Theatre

Keynote #2:

Maurice Tomlinson: Love to Hate: Some recent experiences of LGBT people with hate crimes in the Caribbean

Attorney and Senior Policy Analyst with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

10 to 10:15 a.m. Health break
10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions #4

Bordessa Hall, Room 108

Session #4A: Toxic Technocultures and the Alt-Right
Chair: Olga Marques, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Rolling a Social Justice Warrior: #Gamergate as Alt-Right Prelude
Andrea Braithwaite, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

The Alt-Right’s Conspiracy Theory of Power: Cultural Marxism 2.0
Tanner Mirrlees, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

NotMyMarch: ‘Real’ Women’s Role in Legitimizing the Alt-Right
Olga Marques, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Bordessa Hall, Room 204

Session #4B: Hate Crime Data & Reporting [#1] 
Chair: Susann Wiedlitzka, University of Sussex

Third Party Recording of Hate Crime
Jennifer Schweppe, University of Limerick
Amanda Haynes, University of Limerick
Emma MacIntosh, Dalhousie University

The Difference 24 Hours Can Make Providing Independent Hate Crime Reporting
Rose Simkins, Stop Hate UK

Safe Place Schemes and Hate Crime Third Party Reporting: Implementation, Challenges and Evaluation
Wendy Laverick, Manchester Metropolitan University

Crimes and hate incidents in Quebec: A Comprehensive Portrait of Hate-Motivated Acts in La Belle Province
Benjamin Ducol, Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence
Alex Wood, Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence

Bordessa Hall, Room 205

Session #4C: Comparative and International Perspectives on Hate 
Chair: Zoë James, University of Plymouth

Seeing Hate and Extremism Through Local Lenses: Comparative Patterns
Barbara Perry, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Jon Garland, University of Surrey

Ethnic Discrimination and Violent Victimization: A Cross-National Examination of Youth Hate Crime
Angela Higginson, Queensland University of Technology
Kathryn Benier, Monash University

Hate Speech in the Nordic Countries (Norway and Denmark)
Amna Veledar, Norwegian Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud / Danish Institute for Human Rights
Lumi Zuleta, Danish Institute for Human Rights

Understanding Hate
Daneale Farrell, Queer Trinidad and Tobago

Bordessa Hall, Room 210

Session #4D: Disability Hate Crime 
Round Table Discussion

Disability Hate Crime: 10 Years After the Inclusion of Disability Abuse in the UK Hate Crime Policy we ask the Question Has This Policy Improved the Life of Disabled People?
Mark Brookes, UK Government Hate Crime Programme
Joanna Perry, UK Government Hate Crime Programme
Paul Giannasi, UK Government Hate Crime Programme

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions #5

 

Bordessa Hall, Room 108

Session #5A: White Supremacy/Antisemitism Redux and Activist Perspectives 
Chair: Ronald Beiner, University of Toronto 

Nietzsche and Heidegger: Philosophical Sources of the Contemporary Far Right
Ronald Beiner, University of Toronto

Race Suicide? White Supremacy and the Origins of an Idea
Cynthia Levine-Rasky, Queen’s University

Online and On the Ground: White Supremacy in Canada Today
Adam Rasky, Ryerson University

Antisemitism An Ancient Hatred That Simply Won't Go Away
Anita Bromberg, Canadian Anti-Hate Network

 

Bordessa Hall, Room 204 

Session #5B: Literature and Education 
Chair: Timothy MacNeill, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Jacobs and Potter Revisited: Addressing the Concerns of Critics Twenty Years on
Nathan Hall, University of Portsmouth
Jon Garland, University of Surrey

The Matthew Shepard Canon: A Critical Review
Bernard Haggerty, Independent Scholar

Research in the Field of Hate Studies: An Analysis of Disciplines, Levels of Hatred, and People Targeted by Hate Groups
Louise Sullivan, Gonzaga University
Kristine Hoover, Gonzaga University

The Context of Hate in Higher Education: A Discussion on Strategies Learned and Next Steps
Kristine Hoover, Gonzaga University
James Mohr, Gonzaga University

 

Bordessa Hall, Room 205 

Session #5C: Police Perceptions of Hate Crime 
Chair: Jemma Tyson, University of Portsmouth

Examining Police Responses to Disablist Hate Crime Emerging Findings from Empirical Research
Jemma Tyson, University of Portsmouth

Officer Perceptions of Offender Motivations in Hate Crime Incidents in Canada and the UK
Timothy Bryan, York University
Loretta Trickett, Nottingham Trent University

Examining the Role of Police Cultures in Police-Faith Relations
Laura Knight, University of Northampton

 

Bordessa Hall, Room 210

Session #5D: Marginalized Populations & Victims [#2]
Chair: Wesley Crichlow, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

But is it a Hate Crime? Conceptualizing Gay Male Violence in the Case of Alleged Serial Killer Bruce McArthur
Ellen Faulkner, Thompson Rivers University

Hate Speech, Hate-crimes, and Hindutva: Examining Violence against Muslims of Bengal Origin in Postcolonial Assam, India
Rafiul Ahmed, Sikkim University

Examining the Impacts of Political Hate Speech on the Hate Crimes against the Targeted Groups in Turkey
Davut Akca, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Fatih Karakus, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Mehmet F. Bastug, University of Ontario Institute of Technology 

Recognise, Report, Resolve Gypsy Roma Traveller Hate Crime
Josephine O’Driscoll, GATE (Gypsy & Traveller Empowerment) Herts
Sherrie Smith, GATE (Gypsy & Traveller Empowerment) Herts

12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Bordessa Hall, Room 102 Lunch
1:45 to 3 p.m. Concurrent Sessions #6

Bordessa Hall Room 204

Session #6A: Former Extremists, The Far Right, and Organizations
Chair: Tanner Mirrlees, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Voices from the Other Side: Insights from Former Extremists in Canada
Ryan Scrivens, Concordia University & Project SOMEONE
Vivek Venkatesh, Concordia University & Project SOMEONE

Pathways: Pathways In and Out: Life Course Factors for Racist Skinheads
Randy Blazak, University of Oregon
Brad J. Galloway, University of the Fraser Valley

The New-Right Movement in Australia
Jade Hutchinson, Macquarie University

Should Racist Organizations be Banned? The Debate on Hate Crime and Freedom of Association from a Swedish Perspective
Görel Granström, Umeå University
Karin Åström, Umeå University

Bordessa Hall, Room 205

Session #6B: Hate Crime Data & Reporting [#2]
Chair: Joanna Perry, Birkbeck College, University of London, and the National Police Chiefs’ Council UK

Connecting on Hate Crime: What Supports and what hinders NGO-Public Authority Cooperation on Hate Crime Recording in Europe
Joanna Perry, Birkbeck College, University of London, and the National Police Chiefs’ Council UK

Documenting Hate Incidents: The #StopHateAB Hate Incident Reporting Tool
Irfan Chaudhry, MacEwan University

Improving Reporting Mechanisms and Tools of Hate-Motivated Acts: Challenges and Pitfalls from a Quebec’s Experience
Benjamin Ducol, Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence
Alex Wood, Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence

The Hate and Bias Crime Monitoring Form Project: Key Findings and Future Directions in Combating Hate Crime
Hanlie van Wyk, University of South Africa

Bordessa Hall, Room 210

Session #6C: Countering Hate
Chair: Andrea Slane, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Punish or Restore: What do Targeted Communities Want from Criminal Justice Agencies Tasked with Responding to Hate Crimes?
Mark Walters, University of Sussex

The Place of Antifascism in Hate Studies
Stanislav Vysotsky, University of Wisconsin Whitewater

The Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000: Appropriating Tort Law to Create a Caring Society?
Anton Kok, University of Pretoria

From Warsaw to Geneva: Using ‘Boomerang Advocacy’ for Hate Crime and Hate Speech
Piotr Godzisz, Lambda Warsaw

3 to 3:15 p.m.

Health Break

3:15 to 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Concurrent Sessions #7

Bordessa Hall, Room 204

Sessions #7A: "Protecting our Women from Muslim Migrants”: The Soldiers of Odin as a Trans-National Vigilante Movement
Chair: Tore Bjørgo, Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX), University of Oslo

The Soldiers of Odin in Finland: From Local Movement to International Franchise
Tommi Kotonen, University of Jyväskylä

Sheep in Wolf’s Clothes? The Taming of the Soldiers of Odin in Norway
Tore Bjørgo, Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX), University of Oslo

Soldiers of Odin in Canada: Internal Conflicts and Transnational Dimensions
Yannick Veilleux-Lepage, CSTPV, University of St. Andrews
Emil Archambault, University of Durham

Bordessa Hall, Room 205

Session #7B: Critical Hate Studies 
Chair: Zoë James, University of Plymouth

The Harms of Hate Against Gypsies, Travellers and Roma: Taking a Critical Turn
Zoë James, University of Plymouth

A Content Analysis of Two Major Media During “Charlottesville Rally”
Chenghui Zhang, University of Kentucky

Transnormativity and the Visual Hierarchies of Acceptance
Katie McBride, University of Plymouth

Bordessa Hall, Room 210

Session #7C: UK Approaches to Combating Cyberhate
Round Table Discussion 

UK Approaches to Combatting Cyberhate
Paul Giannasi, UK Cross-Government Hate Crime Programme
Rose Simkins, Stop Hate UK
Michael Whine, Government & International Affairs Director Community Security Trust

4:30 to 5 p.m. Regent Theatre Closing Comments and Ways Forward 
6 p.m. Victoria Street - Adjacent to Bordessa Hall & Regent Theatre Conference Barbecue 
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