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School of Business and Management

Researching equality and diversity: multi-level and intersectional approaches

27 September 2012

Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Venue: Queen Mary, University of London


10.00 - 10.30 Tea and Registration

10.30 - 10.45 Welcome and Introduction

10.45 - 11.30 Researching inequalities in organisations
                     Geraldine Healy, Queen Mary University of London

11.30 - 12.15 The challenges of applying an intersectional methodology in a study of gender, sexuality 
                     and occupational class in male-dominated work
                      Tessa Wright, Queen Mary University of London

12.15 - 13.15  Lunch

13.15 - 14.00 The production of knowledge and the institutionalisation of inequality: A postcolonial critique of 
                      the ethnographer
                      Sadhvi Dar, Queen Mary University of London

14.00 - 14.45 With Bourdieu - reflexivity beyond self-reflection in equality and diversity research
                     Ahu Tatli, Queen Mary University of London

14.45 - 15.15 Tea

15.15 – 16.30 Round table discussion with contributions from students

Workshop Description: This course will build on PhD students' knowledge of inequalities in society and organisations by:

• Developing their understanding of key theoretical and methodological perspectives that seek to explain the persistence of inequality regimes in organisations.
• Considering the nature of intersectionality and the benefits and pitfalls of taking an intersectional research approach.
• Identifying the benefits and challenges of multi-level research in researching equality and diversity.
• Demonstrating how the interrelationship of key theoretical perspectives might be operationalised in a research strategy investigating inequality regimes.
• Exploring the role and forms of reflexivity in equality and diversity research.

The ideas of Joan Acker, Pierre Bourdieu, Patricia Hill Collins and others would be drawn on in the training. By the end of the course, the PhD students will have been introduced to new concepts and consolidated existing knowledge and learnt how to apply that knowledge to their research design and practice.

Workshop Organiser:  Ahu Tatli

Address: Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London

Cost and registration: The workshop is free for Queen Mary and Goldsmiths PhD students. The fee is £30 for UK-registered students; £60 per day for staff from UK academic institutions (including research centres). All fees include event materials, lunch and refreshments. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.
Please contact: Goldsmiths/Queen Mary DTC Secretary:

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