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Women in social science conference

  • City, University of London Oliver Thomson Theatre London EC1V 0HB (map)

Women in Social Science brings together academics from across the social sciences to consider the challenges women have faced over the past five decades and to celebrate their achievements. Convened by Academy of Social Sciences/Campaign for Social Science and NatCen, speakers include both ‘senior’ women whose careers span much of this period and ‘early career’ academics. Exploring the challenges in their own discipline, each speaker will consider the changes feminism has brought about, key achievements, and what remains to be done. Senior speakers will focus on past challenges and achievements whilst early career speakers will address the current situation, reflecting on the ways they have benefited from women who came before them. A general discussion will draw on wider experiences to address what can be done in response to challenges facing women in the Academy today.

Chair: Professor Sue Scott FAcSS, University of York/President of the European Sociological Association

  • Professor Sonia Bhalotra, Professor of Economics, University of Essex Women in Economics and the Economics of Gender Gaps

  • Professor Kalwant Bhopal FAcSS, Professor of Education and Social Justice and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE), University of Birmingham Women of Colour in the Academy: Aspirations and achievements in the face of inequality

  • Dr Jessica Gagnon, Senior Research Fellow, School of Education and Sociology, University of Portsmouth On Being Taken Seriously: Gender, age, and misrecognition in my early career experiences

  • Dr Lingqing Jiang, Lecturer in Economics, University of Essex

  • Dr Shan-Jan Sarah Liu, Lecturer in Gender and Politics, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh Am I an Asian Woman or a Woman Who Is Asian?: Challenges and opportunities for women of colour in the academia

  • Dame Jil Matheson DCB FAcSS, Trustee, NatCen Social Research & former National Statistician The Personal and the Statistical

  • Professor Fiona Mackay FAcSS, Professor of Politics, University of Edinburgh Making Waves or Drowned Out? The impact of women in/on political science

  • Professor Ann Phoenix FAcSS, Professor of Psychosocial Studies, University College London Achieving Change Through Difficult Conversations: Inclusionary intersectionality as normative?

  • Dr Rukmen Sehmi, Senior Researcher, NatCen Social Research Are You a Real Quant?: Reflections on being Female, BAME and a quant

  • Dr Katherine Twamley, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, Department of Social Sciences, University College London Women at Work/in the Academy: Reflections on the stalled revolution

Event schedule

1.30 - 1.45 Introductions and welcome

1.45 - 3.15 Session I

3.15 - 3.45 Refreshment break

3.45 - 4.45 Session II

4.45 - 5.00 Closing remarks

Location: Oliver Thomson Theatre, Tait Building, City University of London, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB, London