Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Intersections of intimacies and inequalities

18 September 2018, 9:00 am–7:00 pm


We are pleased to share details of this workshop organised by the Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU) at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), and hosted by the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.

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Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU)


IAS Common Ground
Ground Floor, South Wing, UCL
United Kingdom

This day-long workshop aims to explore the many ways in which intimacies and inequalities intersect. The workshop brings together an international group of scholars from the social and historical sciences interested in examining both persistent and diminishing inequalities in the experience of intimacy and access to intimate citizenship. Given the growing attention to spiralling global and local inequalities, as well as to the gendered and intersectional dynamics which shape intimate relations, the workshop is intended to address contemporary social movements.

Speakers include: Rachel O’Neill on “Seduction and Sexual Politics”; Shalini Grover and Sanna Schliewe who will discuss “Complicating Gender Equality, Work and Intimacy in Migratory Spaces: The Case of Euro-American Women in India”; and Sarah Duff addressing “Intimacy and the Age of Consent: Race, Sex, and Status in Early Twentieth-Century South Africa”, as well as papers about global surrogacy, perinatal mental health, the UK wedding industry, LGBT intimacy and much more! 

Registration is £10 and includes lunch and refreshments. Please feel free to contact the workshop organisers at intimacies@ucl.ac.uk with any questions about the event. Click here for the full programme, further information and how to register.