November 2020

Centre features in ESRC Festival of Social Science 2020

Several CASEI researchers have their work included in the virtual Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science 2020. Their work covers a range of inequalities and showcases the diversity of work undertaken by the centre.

Ala Sirriyeh and Melissa Fern√°ndez Arrigoitia host an event entitled ‘Activism now: young people and political engagement in turbulent times’ which speaks to constructing alternatives to the myriad lives inequalities many young people currently face.

Lisa Morriss is sharing some of her work supported by the Sociological Review examining the inscription of tattoos for mothers who live apart from their children. The event features insights into her groundbreaking research as well as materials produced as part of the research.

Michael Lambert outlines health service inequalities in the Liverpool City Region as part of a panel discussion which examines how understanding the past can both constraint and influence the shape of future patient care. There is a short video produced for the event which can be viewed here.

Full details for each of the events as well as registration details can be found on the ESRC Festival of Social Science website.

July 2020

Loss in the time of Coronavirus: the economic impact of COVID-19

Research undertaken by Yang Hu of CASEI published in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility highlighted how the initial COVID-19 lockdown had a disproportionate economic impact on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) migrants in the UK. The impact of the study is invaluable in applying understanding to mitigate existing inequalities in approaches to subnational policy initiatives.

The press release from the Centre for Child and Family Justice about the research can be found here. Hu’s paper is open access and is available here.

June 2020

Do they owe us a clap? COVID-19 and state abnegation

CASEI Director Bev Skeggs and Helen Wood produced research examining the performativity entailed in the ‘Clap for carers’ display of public gratitude expressed by locked down households during the initial COVID-19 lockdown. The research in the European Journal of Cultural Studies explores the changing notion of care and its political deployment to justify inequalities worsened by state retrenchment.

The article is open access and available here.

Out of bounds? UK rhetoric and policies on child refugees

A chapter authored by Ala Sirriyeh has appeared in an edited volume published by Manchester University Press which examines the issue of displacement in the modern world. Her research provides an incisive insight into how inequalities are reproduced through categories of being and belonging in Britain which are shaped by the possibility of transformation into useful citizens. Her work provides a critical insight into the latent tensions behind national imaginaries.

The chapter is in Displacement: global conversations on refuge edited by Silvia Pasquetti and Romola Sanyal and is available here.

April 2020

CASEI researcher awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

Jasmine Fledderjohann was awarded £1.39m as part of a UKRI FLF examining food insecurity in four countries with a focus on examining inequalities. Her approach focuses on the macro-level, between nations and regions; the meso-level between households and places; and on the micro-level within the household and amongst different members.

Her research promises to strengthen our understanding of inequality as well as identifying mechanisms to address many of the underlying issues. The Lancaster University press release can be found here.