ISBE Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) Enterprise and Diversity Research Cluster
Gender and Class at Work
2nd of March 2016
S102, 52 Pritchard Road
University of Birmingham
The Enterprise and Diversity Research Cluster at the Birmingham Business School is holding this ‘Gender and Class at Work’ workshop in collaboration with the ISBE Gender and Enterprise Network. The aim of this event is to place class at the centre of our understandings of gender and work, and analyse its intersections with other key socio-cultural relations. This interest follows the increasing awareness that inequalities related to class have been overlooked in the study of work, whilst other forms of social division such as gender or ethnicity have gained much more attention in the last decades. The aim of this workshop is to reflect upon how different class processes impact on gender structures, role and identities in large organisations or as entrepreneurs. This event will provide the space to discuss the sort of challenges the field is grappling with and why they are important. The keynote and discussion sessions will facilitate reflecting upon theoretical, conceptual and methodological to research gendered and classed experiences of work and enterprise.
9.30-09.45 Registration and refreshments
09.45-10.00 Welcome, Holly Birkett and Maria Villares
10.00-10.45 The ‘unhappy marriage’ revisited: gender, class and the recession, Harriet Bradley (University of the West England)
10.45-11.30 The intersection of class and gender in life course pathways to entrepreneurship, Julia Rouse (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Dilani Jayawarna (University of Liverpool)
11.30-12.00 Coffee/tea break
12.00-12.45 Austerity Measures and the Creation of ‘In-work-Poverty’: 3 Case Study Examples, Sara Nadin (University of Liverpool)
220.127.116.11 Gender, work and class: Female migrants’ narratives of social mobility and social status, Maja Cederberg (Oxford Brookes University)
14.15. 16.00 Panel discussion around key questions: Is Class still a relevant concept? How do we understand/measure Class? How can we conceptualise the relationship between Gender, Class and Work? How does Class intersect with other inequalities at work?
Sue Marlow, University of Nottingham
Andreas Giazitzoglu, Newcastle University Business School
John Kitching, Kingston University
Natalia Vershinina, University of Birmingham
Chair: Monder Ram
16.00-16.30 Closing remarks
Pleasant season’s greetings from all of us at GEN!
Below are a number of updates we wish to share regarding events for next year and some recent publications and initiatives in which you may be interested.
- New Book: Women, Business and the Law 2016: Getting to Equal
- Women’s Enterprise Scotland Launches World’s First Digital Gender Balance Certification Programme
- International Placement Scheme (IPS) is offering funded research fellowships at world-leading international research institutions for early career researchers, doctoral-level research assistants and AHRC/ESRC*-funded doctoral students.
- Prof Simon Down speaking on entrepreneurial masculinities on BBC Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed (based on this paper, co-authored with Andreas Giazitzoglu, in the ISBJ)
2016 Upcoming Events
- March 1: Westminster Forum seminar on women in the tech sector: access, skills development and policy priorities
- March 2: GEN seminar,’Gender and Class at Work’, co-sponsored by Dr Maria Villares and University of Birmingham Centre for Research on Ethnic Minority Enterprise (CREME). Guest Speaker: Prof Harriet Bradley.
- June 28-July 1: 9th Biennial Gender, Work and Organisation Conference at University of Keele.
- July 11-15: GEN Confreat #2 – Leeds University. Summary of 2015 Confreat here.
- October: ISBE Conference, Paris
Follow us on Twitter @ISBEGEN for more detailed information closer to these dates.
Wishing you and yours a happy new year and all the best for 2016!