*With apologies for cross-posting*
FemQuant, a network of researchers using feminist approaches to quantitative social science, has recently released a call for papers for an upcoming one-day workshop on
the 12th June 2019 at the University of Kent on the theme 'gender data gaps'. The call is attached to this email. A 200 word
abstract should be sent to [log in to unmask] by 6th
May and we will make decisions on abstracts by 17th May. We
have a travel fund available for early
career researchers to fund your return travel to Canterbury to present your paper - please indicate in your submission email if you would like to be considered for this.
The day will consist of a combination of keynote speakers, paper sessions, and a roundtable discussion.
We welcome submissions on any aspect of the gender data gap in any social science context and any region, and particularly welcome works in progress, speculative
work, and papers from early career researchers.
At the moment we have three confirmed keynote speakers for the workshop:
- Ridhi Kashyap from the University of Oxford,
who will speak about the potential of big data to fill gender data gaps, based on her work with the Digital Gender Gaps project.
- Lauren Probert from the Government Equalities Office who will talk about data gaps in relation to the gender pay gap in the UK
- Melissa Randall from the Office for National Statistics who will talk about her work on capturing gender identity in the census and other official data sets
in the UK and internationally.
We are also hosting a roundtable discussion in collaboration with the
Women's Budget Group Early Career Network on 'everyday implications of the gender data gap' which will feature a diverse group of speakers who will speak about gender data gaps in their particular areas
of work and the implications of these.
You are of course welcome
to attend the workshop without presenting a paper - more details on the programme and logistical aspects will be released closer to the time on our website. Also please follow us on Twitter for updates
If you have any questions about the event please feel free to contact me.
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
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Dr Rose Cook
Lecturer in Sociology with Quantitative Methods
Kent Q-Step Centre, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) University of Kent, United Kingdom