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Austerity, Gender and Household Finances: Call for papers

Abstract submissions are invited for the Austerity, Gender and Household Finances conference taking place at the University of Kent, UK on 27-28 June 2015.

The conference, one of a number of projects marking the University of Kent's 50th anniversary, will explore the impact of austerity on women and the vulnerable in society and incorporates four thematic streams: Austerity and Housing (organised by Kent Professor Helen Carr); Austerity and Debt and Credit (organised by Dr Julia Gumy from Bristol and Dr Simone Wong from Kent; Austerity and Parenting (organised by Dr Ruth Cain from Kent); and Austerity and Financialisation: What can we learn from the Global South? (organised by Kent Law School Teaching Assistant Serena Natile).

Plenary speakers at the conference will include: Professor Mary Evans (London School of Economics); Professor Suzanne Soederberg (Queen’s, Canada); and Professor Rebecca Tunstall (York).

Submissions to the conference are invited from a broad range of disciplines including law, sociology, social policy, economics, psychology and gender studies.

Abstracts of 200-300 words should be submitted via email to by 15 October 2014.

The full call for papers is attached below.

File austerity_gender_household_finances_cfp.docx34.47 KB




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Date posted

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Updated:  7 November 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute