- Monday 20 February 2023, 16:00
- Stage @ 1 (University of Leeds Campus)
- Inaugural Lecture
We invite you to attend the inaugural lecture of Leila Jancovich, Professor in Cultural Policy and Participation in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds.
Professor Jancovich's inaugural lecture titled A LIFETIME OF FAILURE will be followed by a drinks reception and will take place from 4pm in Stage @1 on the University of Leeds Campus.
In this Lecture, Leila will begin with a reflection on how she fell into the cultural sector almost by accident and how the subsequent failure to make the difference she wanted to, in her professional life, has shaped her research ever since. She will discuss her key insights from the past ten years of researching cultural participation, before introducing findings from her new open access book, Failures in Cultural Participation co-written with Professor David Stevenson and published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Before entering academia, Leila worked in the cultural sector as a producer and arts consultant. She has since become a leading voice in research on cultural participation, examining not only the inequalities in who gets to participate but also who gets to decide what forms and processes of cultural participation are seen as of value and by whom.