The Politics of Inequality theme, which had a soft launch in October 2020 and will have a formal launch in January 2021, explores the practices of resistance, mobilisation, and contestation which constitute a politics of inequalities from a bottom-up perspective. Research within this theme will have an international and comparative focus, and it will adopt an intersectional lens, in order to explore collective action and everyday resistance against a wide range of social, cultural, economic and political inequalities.
This theme draws together the expertise of LSE academics from different Departments and is committed to a cross-disciplinary approach. We also aim to work with international partners, including those in the global south. The theme will support research collaborations, funding bids, as well as knowledge exchange activities.
This theme is linked to the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE) programme, which is based in the International Inequalities Institute (III). Given that the AFSEE programme is committed to building a community of people who are “committed to using collective leadership to work towards social and economic justice for all”, it is intended that research within this theme will inform the teaching on AFSEE modules, the AFSEE Fellows’ projects and MSc dissertations, and that it will seek to engage with and to include the expertise of Fellows.
Note: applications close on 31 January 2021 for the 2021-22 Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme. Learn more
Find out more about the theme here.