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New Perspectives on Researching Social Inequality: a one-day multidisciplinary conference

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Time: 9.30am - 5.00pm
Venue: Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1HL
Price: £5 - £20
Speaker(s): Various

New Perspectives on Researching Social Inequality: a one-day multidisciplinary conference

The evidence is clear, the UK has a very high level of economic inequality compared to other developed countries. There are also significant gaps between the poorest and the wealthiest in a range of other policy areas including health (mental and physical), education, and involvement with the criminal justice system, criminal victimisation and political participation. Academics, researchers and others are increasingly concerned with the issue of social inequality and are developing new ways to understand and explain the complexities of lived experiences, social action, identities and cultures that characterise life in the UK today. This one-day multi-disciplinary conference will include contributions from a range of speakers who are researching in the field. The day will give delegates an opportunity to explore key questions including:

  • Who are the 'hard to reach' in research on inequality?
  • Are traditional methodologies fit for purpose when researching inequality?
  • What is achieved by researching inequality?
  • What are the institutional and academic challenges of researching social inequality?


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Ruth Lupton (University of Manchester) on the challenges of researching social inequality
  • Professor Peter Squires (University of Brighton) on research politics and integrity
  • Rab Harling (UCL and contemporary artist) on neo-liberalism, the arts and social cleansing in East London
  • Dr David Smith and Dr Paul Newton (University of Greenwich) on qualitative health research with Gypsies and Travellers
  • Dr Emma Casey (Kingston University) and Dr Nick Hubble (Brunel University) on using Mass Observation Archive to explore the intimate practices of social inequality
  • Dr Hager Weslati (Kingston University) on Social Change and Social Inequality in Media Events
  • Dr Heidi Seetzen (Kingston University), Dr Mark Ramsden (University of Cambridge) and Dr Carlie Goldsmith (North RTD and St Mary's University, London) on using photo-diaries to explore divided neighbourhoods

Please click here to view the conference programme.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Dr Carlie Goldsmith and Dr Heidi Seetzen
Email: socinqconf@gmail.com

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