Call for Papers – The 4th Approaches to Inequalities Conference: Shades of Grey

16th February 2018
1st May 2018

The 4th Approaches to Inequalities Conference: Shades of Grey

Call for Papers

The next Approaches to Inequalities conference hosted by the University of Northampton will take place on Wednesday 19 September 2018.

Now in its fourth year, previous conferences have attracted contributions not only from across academic disciplines but also from third-sector organisations and professional practitioners in the form of more traditional presentations, workshops, streams and posters.

This year we have decided that the theme of the conference will be around issues of sexual harassment and sexual violence.  We have intentionally chosen a wide theme which can include any issues related to sexual harassment and/or gender based violence in all its forms and contexts and related issues.  We have chosen the title ‘Shades of Grey’ in recognition that some voices have expressed concern that these issues are not black and white while others have held there is no grey area.  The title also alludes to a genre that romanticises domination, subordination and sexual violence in a way that requires critical engagement.

We would particularly welcome contributions that reflect marginalised voices including research around the LGBTQ+ community or intersectionality.

We would welcome abstracts for papers of 300 words from academics of any discipline as well as those activists or practitioners with practical experience of dealing with the issues the conference focuses on.  If you feel a paper is not an appropriate way of presenting we would still welcome a 300 word abstract with a suggestion of how you would like to run your session.

Please send abstracts to the Approaches to Inequalities Research (AIR) group:

The deadline for abstracts is Tuesday 1 May 2018.

We’ll have more details of the conference available soon and now the confirmed keynote speakers for the conference include:

Vanessa Bettinson: Reader in Criminal Law and Justice at De Montfort University and member of the Sexual Violence and Domestic Violence Research Group

Pragna Patel: Director of Southall Black Sisters and founding member of Women Against Fundamentalism

Sophie Sparham: Performance poet and writer

To book onto the conference, please click here.


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