Attn SOSS PhDs: “Austerity, Welfare & Citizenship” Workshop 16th January, University of Leeds

Registration Now Open: “Austerity, Welfare & Citizenship” Workshop

Friday 16th January 2015, 10:00 – 16:30
Room 12.21 & 12.25, Social Sciences Building, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT

Registration is now open for the SPA “Austerity, Welfare & Citizenship” PhD Workshop. A limited number of spaces are currently available so please click here to register. Throughout the day, doctoral researchers will present novel data and insights into the lived reality of welfare reform and austerity. These research findings will be critically discussed to consider the changing practice and experience of social citizenship in the UK. Both staff and PhD students are welcome to attend.

•       10:00 – 10:25: Coffee and Registration
•       10:25 – 10:30: Introduction
•       10:30 – 11:10: Wither social citizenship?  Early findings on the lived experiences of welfare reform, Ruth Patrick, University of Leeds
•       11:10 – 11:50: Disability, Citizenship and the Personalisation Agenda, Karen Young, University of Glasgow
•       11:50 – 12:30: ‘The Doctor Will See You Now’ – Examining the Experience of Claiming Disability Benefits in an Age of Austerity, Kainde Manji, University of Glasgow
•       12:30 – 13:30: Lunch
•       13:30 – 14:10: Expansionary austerity? The ‘precaritisation’ of social policy in the post-crisis Hong Kong, Tat Chor Au Yeung, University of Sheffield
•       14:10 – 14:50: ‘Spaces of misunderstanding’: Disparity and conflict between national policy-making and local housing-management post-2011 riots, Gareth Young, University of Sheffield
•       14:50 – 15:10: Break
•       15:10 – 15:50: Early findings from a qualitative exploration of lone mothers in times of austerity: grasping their lived experience of citizenship using an intersectional approach, Silvia Soriano, University of Durham
•       15:50 – 16:30: Negotiating an Unstable Present and an Uncertain Future in an Age of Austerity, Vicki Dabrowski, Goldsmiths, University of London
•       16:30: Close
Further event details and presentation abstracts are available on the SPA website here.

If you are unable to attend, please do follow #SPAAWC on Twitter. Contributors and delegates will be encouraged to use this throughout the day.


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