The next Global Development Research Division workshop on Intersectionality and Inequality will take place on Friday 5th March from 13:00-14:30. Our three speakers are Ruth Evans, Sarah Cardey and Harry Pettit; brief outlines of their talks are provided below. For mor information on how to join please contact Alex Arnall

Intersecting inequalities and care in transnational families in Europe: a comparative, intergenerational approach

Ruth Evans (SAGES)

The COVID-19 crisis has brought into stark relief the care deficits many European countries are confronting as ageing societies, with low-paid women migrants often filling gaps in formal care provision, while their own caring responsibilities for kin are often overlooked. In this presentation, I will discuss the complex intersecting inequalities that transnational families face in access to care resources and services, in terms of gender, age and generation, ethnicity, socio-economic and legal status. I will outline how we plan to investigate these intersecting inequalities in a new project exploring the relationships between care, inequalities and wellbeing in transnational families in the UK, Spain, France and Sweden.

Exploring gender inequalities in rural settings

Sarah Cardey (SAPD)

This presentation will reflect on the process of doing research looking at gender inequalities and marginalized groups in rural communication. I will in particular reflect on my most recent project, looking at how communication can support climate adaptation of indigenous communities in the Philippines.

The labour of hope: meritocracy and inequality in post-revolutionary Egypt

Harry Pettit (SAGES)

This talk will flesh out how the masculinised practices through which young precariously-employed Egyptian men hang on to hope for the future bring to life a meritocratic moral economy that pins success to individual hard work. I argue that, while these activities are vital to enabling these men to carry on within a highly stratified Egyptian labour market, they also serve cruelly to legitimise it.