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Women in Social Science Conference

3 April 2019 at 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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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
  • 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
  • Dr Jessica Gagnon, Senior Research Fellow, School of Education and Sociology, University of Portsmouth
  • 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
  • Dame Jil Matheson DCB FAcSS, former National Statistician
  • Professor Fiona Mackay FAcSS, Professor of Politics, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Ann Phoenix FAcSS, Professor of Psychosocial Studies, University College London
  • Dr Rukmen Sehmi, Senior Researcher, NatCen Social Research
  • Dr Katherine Twamley, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, Department of Social Sciences, University College London



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