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Inequality Matters: Austerity Policies, Gender and Race| - a public lecture by Stephanie Seguino

Thursday 14 May | 6.30-8pm | Old Theatre, Old Building

The LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power and the Department of Economics will co-host a public lecture. Stephanie Seguino, Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont and Professorial Research Associate at SOAS, will speak on austerity policies leading to cuts in social spending that have a potentially disproportionately negative effect on women, youth and racial or ethnic minorities.


LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power: Final Session|

The Commission is designed to draw on LSE research and external experts to provide theoretical and empirical knowledge to inform public and policy debates in the UK concerned with understanding and addressing the complex and multidimensional character of inequality and power imbalances between women and men.

In this final session, the Commission will review evidence from the four evidence-gathering sessions on Economy, Politics, Law and Media/Culture, drawing out the four cross cutting themes of violence, work/life balance, rights, and power.

  • Friday 15 May 2015
  • 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • This event is by invitation only

A public lecture by Professor Stephanie Seguino on 14 May 2015 will present some of the Commission’s preliminary findings – this event is open to all and more information can be found here|.

The Commission’s Final Report will be available on this site in July 2015, and will be discussed in a public lecture on 13 October 2015 at LSE (please email k.steward@lse.ac.uk| if you would like to be added to the mailing list for this event).


Decolonizing Gender| - a public lecture by Raewyn Connell

Monday 18 May | 6.30-8pm | Old Theatre, Old Building | Free and open to all but a ticket| is required

Raewyn Connell is Professor Emerita at the University of Sydney, and one of Australia's leading social scientists.  Her most recent books are Southern Theory (2007), about social thought beyond the global metropole; Confronting Equality (2011), about social science and politics; and Gender: In World Perspective (3rd edn, with Rebecca Pearse, 2015).  Her other books include Masculinities, Schools & Social Justice, Ruling Class Ruling Culture, Gender & Power, and Making the Difference. Her work has been translated into eighteen languages.  She has taught at universities in Australia, Canada and the USA, in departments of sociology, political science, and education, and is a long-term participant in the labour movement and peace movement.  Details can be found at her website www.raewynconnell.net|.

Hosted in association with Feminist Theory| as their annual public lecture. Feminist Theory is an international peer reviewed journal that provides a forum for critical analysis and constructive debate within feminism.


Figurative Methods: Craftivist Theory| - a public keynote by Dr. Imogen Tyler for the 'Doing Justice to Figures and Figuration' graduate symposium

Friday 19 June 2015 | 11:00 - 12:00 | Room TBC | Full-day graduate symposium to follow public keynote

Dr. Imogen Tyler is the Co-Director of the Centre for Gender & Women’s Studies at Lancaster University. Her public keynote shall open the GI and ESRC supported graduate symposium Doing Justice to Figures and Figuration. This day-long event will bring together interdisciplinary scholars in the social sciences working on figuration and/or with figures and shall create a space in which to discuss the potentials and risks of using and interrogating figures within academic research.


Still Pushing for the Humanities |- a public lecture by Gayatri Spivak

Monday 29 June | 6.30-8pm | Old Theatre, Old Building

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is the leading and also one of the most intellectually exciting philosophers and literary theorist of our times. She is University Professor, and a founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, at Columbia University, New York. She has also been a committed activist in rural education and feminist and ecological social movements since 1986.