Women in Social Science Conference 2019
4 April 2019
“Women have made a huge contribution to the social sciences over the past 50 years. But this contribution is still not fully recognized,” said Professor Sue Scott FAcSS in her opening remarks as the chair of the Women in Social Science conference on 3 April 2019. The conference was held in partnership with NatCen and supported by ESRC and Palgrave Macmillan.
The event brought together academics from across the social sciences to consider the challenges women have faced over the past five decades and to celebrate their achievements. The conference saw a combination of ‘senior’ academics and ‘early career’ academics. Senior speakers focused on past challenges and achievements whilst early career speakers addressed the current situation, reflecting on the ways they have benefited from the women who came before them. Exploring the challenges in their own discipline, each speaker considered the changes feminism has brought about, key achievements, and what remains to be done. A general discussion drew on the challenges ahead, what has not changed and what needed to change to support women in academia.
Download the Presentations from the Women in Social Science Conference:
Dr Rukmen Sehmi, Senior Researcher (Analyst) at NatCen Social Research and previously a postdoctoral researcher at King’s College London at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience: Are You a Real Quant?: Reflections on being female, BAME and a quant
Closing remarks – Nancy Kelley, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Policy and Research, NatCen Social Research