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by Sarah Jane Brubaker and Brittany Keegan  |  7th August 2020

Sarah Jane Brubaker and Brittany Keegan discuss the parallels between the causes of sexual harassment and other forms of oppression, such as racism and discrimination, and how recommendations for how to address these issues can be more widely applied.…Read more

by Sue Briggs and Kirsty Forrester  |  4th August 2020

Kirsty Forrester and Sue Briggs, co-authors of 'The Impact of Community Work', discuss how community work has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges community workers are likely to face when moving out of lockdown without a clear route map.…Read more

Nazia Hussein and Saba Hussain reflect on how ethnic minority women may internalise the consequences of gendered racism in higher education and look at their roles as transnational carers and emotional labourers.…Read more

by Malcolm Torry  |  28th July 2020

Malcolm Torry, author of 'Why We Need a Citizen’s Basic Income', discusses how the coronavirus crisis has exacerbated already existing employment and income insecurity and how this has led to the increasing interest in a Citizen’s Basic Income: an unconditional income for every individual. …Read more

Following his appointment to the LSE in 1950, Richard Titmuss set about creating the academic field we nowadays call Social Policy. Here, John Stewart, author of 'Richard Titmuss: A Commitment to Welfare', thinks about what Titmuss might have made of the coronavirus crisis. …Read more

by Lynzi Armstrong and Gillian Abel  |  22nd July 2020

Lynzi Armstrong and Gillian Abel, editors of 'Sex Work and the New Zealand Model', discuss the unique laws around sex work in New Zealand, and how these laws have had an impact on the country's COVID-19 elimination efforts.…Read more

Marjorie Mayo, author of 'Community-based Learning and Social Movements', explores the rapid increase in mutual aid groups in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges they are likely to face and whether they will help to build more hopeful communities for the future. …Read more

by Paul Hodkinson and Rachel Brooks  |  17th July 2020

Paul Hodkinson and Rachel Brooks, authors of 'Sharing Care', explain some of the key findings from their research into the experiences of fathers who take on an equal or greater share of caregiving, and explore what their conclusions might suggest about the prospects for them amidst the COVID-19 lockdown.…Read more

by Killian Mullan  |  16th July 2020

Killian Mullan, author of 'A Child’s Day', discusses how children spent their free time prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, and how the pandemic and closing of schools has further impacted their use of time.…Read more

by Michiel Van Oudheusden Fabien Medvecky and Stevienna de Saille  |  15th July 2020

Michiel Van Oudheusden, Fabien Medvecky and Stevienna de Saille, co-authors of 'Responsibility Beyond Growth', discuss people's hopes for durable change after lockdown and why it's important to bring political and economic realities into debates about our ‘post-COVID’ future.…Read more