Invitation to take part in a research study on your experiences of hate crime and sense of identity.
The title of the research is: Everyday experiences of hate in the lives of disabled people: Intersectionality and resistance.
This research hopes to explore how ‘everyday hate’ and hate crime is understood and experienced by disabled people.
Hate often occurs in the context of our everyday lives, but we don’t know a lot about these types of incidents, and what consequences they can have.
The project also considers an intersectional approach to understanding hate crime by recognising the complex and multiple aspects of identity that disabled people hold.
If you think you have experienced any type of hate in relation to your identity (e.g. disability/impairment, race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social status, age, or lifestyle preferences, and would like to get involved, then please get in touch!
You will be asked to take part in a small workshop where we will discuss and share our understanding of hate crime, and also think about some of our own personal experiences.
Your experience is crucial in order to gain a better understanding of what hate crime is, and how we can challenge it.
There is also an opportunity to get involved with one-to-one interviews.
If you would like to get involved, please contact Leah Burch who is a PhD researcher at the University of Leeds.