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Interdisciplinary perspectives on researching inequality…

April 26 @ 23:00 - April 27 @ 12:30 UTC+2

Interdisciplinary perspectives on researching inequality...
PhD Masterclass: Interdisciplinary perspectives on researching inequality: developing your identity as a researcher

When: Thursday, 27th April at 11am-12.30pm (lunch will be provided after the event – please state any food allergies you may have when registering)

Where: Room 313, Third Floor, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (via Westfield Way)

This PhD Masterclass is jointly hosted by QMUL’s Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Law and School of Business and Management research centres on equality, LEAD and CRED.

This event is co-funded by IHSS Visiting Fellowship Scheme.

To reserve a spot, please register here by submitting an abstract of no more than 200 words indicating: the thesis title, the stage of your PhD (e.g. year of study), purpose of your thesis, methods, and results (if any at this stage). This will help the speakers tailor their input.

Submission deadline is March 23rd. Please submit abstract to:

Chaired by: Dr Patrizia Kokot-Blamey, Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies, School of Business and Management


David Oppenheimer, Clinical Professor of Law, Berkeley Law and Ellen Ernst Kossek, Basil S. Turner Distinguished Professor of Management, Purdue University, both of whom will be visiting QMUL as Distinguished Visiting Fellows in our Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Speaker bio

Professor Ellen Ernst Kossek (Ph.D., Yale University) is the Basil S. Turner Distinguished Professor at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. She is one of the leading researchers in the U.S. and internationally on work and family policies and gender equality. She is an elected Fellow in the Academy of Management (less than 1% of members) for making significant contributions to the science and practice of management and the American Psychological Association. She has won many international and national awards, most recently the 2022 Janet Chusmir Distinguished Service award which is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the Gender and Diversity Division of the Academy of Management and who has personally served as a mentor and role model for others in the field. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the U. S. National Institutes of Health, Alfred P. Sloan and Russell Sage Foundations. Professor Kossek’s work is published in leading international journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, and the Journal of Applied Psychology. Harvard Business Review recently included one of her works as a Must Read for 2023 and her work has been cited over 26,000 times.

David B. Oppenheimer is a Clinical Professor of Law (JD, Harvard) at University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He serves as the Faculty Co-Director of the Pro Bono Program, and the Director of the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-discrimination Law. He was a staff attorney for the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, prosecuting discrimination cases, and the founding director of the Berkeley Law Employment Discrimination Clinic. In addition to Berkeley Law, he has taught at the University of San Francisco, Golden Gate University (where he served as Associate Dean), the University of Paris (Sorbonne-Pantheon), the University of Bologna, LUMSA University Roma, and the Paris Institute of Political Science (“Sciences Po”). Professor Oppenheimer has published articles on discrimination law in the Pennsylvania Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Columbia Journal of Human Rights Law, the Berkeley Women’s Law Journal, the Harvard Latinx Law Review, the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Droit et Cultures, and many others. He is the author of The Ubiquity of Positive Measures for Addressing Systemic Discrimination and Inequality: A Comparative Global Perspective (Brill 2019), a co-author of the casebook Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law (3d ed. Edward Elgar 2020) and a co-editor of Comparative Perspectives on the Enforcement and Effectiveness of Antidiscrimination Law: Challenges and Innovative Tools (Springer 2018). His co-authored book, Whitewashing Race: The Myth of a Color-Blind Society (with M. Brown, M. Carnoy, E. Currie, T. Duster, M. Schultz and D. Wellman) (University of California Press 2003) won the 2004 Benjamin L. Hooks outstanding book award.


April 26 @ 23:00 UTC+2
April 27 @ 12:30 UTC+2


Room 313, Third Floor, School of Law
Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road
London, Greater London E1 4NS United Kingdom


QM School of Law
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