Research Seminar, Professor John Macnicol
University College London (UCL)
12th June 2019
12:30 – 14:00
Professor Macnicol presents a seminar entitled “Analysing ageism and age discrimination (at work)”. In the last twenty years, there has been much discussion of ageism and age discrimination in employment in the UK. Many argue that age should join class, gender and race as protected characteristics in any modern, civilised society. However, there are intriguing problems with the timing of this renewed interest, and in many ways both concepts have been under discussion for a very long time. It is possible, for example, to see interest in age discrimination in employment as far back as the 1930s. The question is, therefore, why these disadvantages have re-appeared on the public policy agenda, and to what extent they have been used to justify a workfarist agenda which may not be in the best interests of older people.
Research seminar, Professor Jacqueline Stevenson
Sheffield Hallam University
Wednesday 21st November 2018
Professor Jacqueline Stevenson presents a seminar entitled “Why is there still a degree attainment gap? Findings from research and practice”.
Research Seminar, Professor Barbara Risman
University of Illinois Chicago
Wednesday 30th May 2018
12:30 -14:00 pm
Professor Risman presents a seminar entitled “From sex roles to gender as a social structure: Implications for organisational change”. In this talk, Professor Risman presents a theory for understanding gender inequality that goes far beyond defining gender as identity. Instead, she argues that gender is a structure that includes individual level identities, but also the interactional expectations linked to sex category, institutional policies which embed expectations into organizations, and cultural logics which legitimate inequality. The only way to decrease inequality is to address each level of analysis, and do so with attention to the material reality and cultural beliefs. The public policy and organizational implications of understanding gender as a social structure will be highlighted. A discussion of this new generation of workers, Millennials, will be included in the conversation.
Research Seminar, Dr Nikola Balvin,
UNICEF Office of Research
Monday 12th February 2018
13:00pm – 14:30pm
Dr Balvin, Knowledge Management Specialist at the UNICEF Office of Research presents a seminar entitled working at the crossroads between evidence and practice to achieve gender equality.
Research Seminar, University of St Andrews
31st January 2018
12:30 – 14:00
Dr Kim Peters, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Pscyhology at University of Queensland, Australia presents a seminar entitled “How Masculine workplace standards erode women’s ambition”.