Research Lunch: 'Poverty, Welfare Policy and Pensions'

Research Lunch: 'Poverty, Welfare Policy and Pensions'

Professor Steven King

Series Name College of Social Science
Speaker Professor Steven King
Type Lectures & Talks
When 04 Dec 2014, 12:00PM - 02:00PM
Venue Fielding Johnson Council Suite 1
Open To University staff and students
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Vanessa Scott 0116 252 2743

The College of Social Science and the University as a whole are home to staff with research interests in social policy, welfare, the study of poverty, and policy solutions such as pensions. In chronological terms the interests run from the medieval period to work on policy and poverty and projections for the next twenty years, with the work spanning countries across the globe. Staff make use of a wide range of methodologies in their research including geographical, historical, sociological, quantitative and political approaches.

The Research Lunch, hosted by Professor Steven King from the College of Social Science, aims to make colleagues aware of other related research taking place across the University, with the view to initiating trans disciplinary research collaborations. During the lunch four areas of potential synergy will be discussed:

1. The agency (or otherwise of the poor) and navigating (spatially, conceptually etc) welfare systems.

2. Conceptualising poverty

3. Welfare futures

4. Rhetorics of poverty and welfare

The lunch will take place from 12.00-2.00pm in the Fielding Johnson Council Suite Room 1. This lunch is part of a series of Research Lunches run by the College of Social Science during the academic year (2014/15). All staff are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided.

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