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Gender, Marginalisation and Social Exclusion Symposium

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Held by the Critical Criminology and Social Justice Research Group.

  • From: Friday 29 April 2022, 9 am
  • To: Friday 29 April 2022, 5 pm
  • Registration: Friday 22nd April 2022, 5pm GMT
  • Location: Belgrave Rooms 002, 25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LB
  • Booking deadline: Friday 22 April 2022, 5.00 pm
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There is a growing academic attention and policy interest in the intertwined notions of gender, marginalisation and social exclusion, and the place of these concepts in broader social policy thinking. The debates around these concepts connect several academic intersecting grounds, for example, welfare and social policy, human rights and intersecting inequalities. This symposium aims to encourage submissions that investigate the main social categories/mechanisms by which gender inequalities are constituted, legitimised, questioned and addressed. The overarching aim of the symposium is to support the development of researchers, with a view to developing a special issue journal. You are invited to submit abstracts for consideration for oral presentations on a related to the themes of the symposium. The abstract is expected to represent the work-in-progress that will be presented at the conference.

Potential themes include, but are not limited to:

  • Critical and socially just responses to gender, marginalisation and social exclusion
  • Intersectionality, marginalisation and social exclusion
  • Transformative justice, gender, marginalisation and social exclusion
  • Gender, exclusion and the criminal justice system
  • Methods of studying gender, marginalisation and social exclusion


The full symposium programme is now available to view here.


After the symposium, selected presentations will be invited to submit papers to a Special Issue (SI) of the Gender and Society Journal.


Keynote Speakers:

Dr Tirion Havard

Dr Tirion Havard is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Work in the School of Health and Social Care at London Southbank University. Her areas of interest relate to violence against women and girls. This includes research into the influence of mobile phones in the coercive control of adult heterosexual women as well as girls and young women in gangs.

Dr Tirion joined LSBU in 2009 following a long and successful career in the Probation Service where she worked with a wide range of offenders with complex and multiple needs who posed a high risk of harm to members of the public. She took a particular interest in working with domestic violence offenders and has carried this into her academic career.

Dr Geraldine Brown

Dr Geraldine Brown is an Assistant Professor at Coventry University. Dr Geraldine Brown’s background is in Sociology and Social Policy and the focus of her research includes exploring individual’s and group’s experiences of public policy and practice, community engagement and community action. A key aspect of her work is to consider factors which contribute to how individuals and groups experience exclusion or marginalisation and, in so doing, identify ways of bringing about ‘change’.

Dr Geraldine Brown takes a community development approach to her work and has undertaken research with ‘pregnant teenagers and young parents’, ‘Black communities’, ‘older people with a mental health need’ and men and women who come to the attention of the criminal justice system.


Dr Hind Elhinnawy

Hind is a dedicated feminist, activist and academic with a strong interdisciplinary research agenda focused on gender activism, intersectionality, social justice & social change. She joined Nottingham Trent University as a lecturer/senior lecturer in criminology, after finishing her doctoral studies in Social Policy at the University of Kent. A recognised and world-known active challenger of women’s status in Egypt, Hind’s work for over a decade on gender-focused social and political activism has led to law and policy reform. Her current projects include the publishing of a monograph with Bloomsbury entitled; The Secular Muslim Feminist: An Alternative Voice in the War of Ideas.

Dr Ian Mahoney

Dr Ian Mahoney is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Nottingham Trent University.  His research is focused around experiences of marginalisation and social exclusion, particularly among deprived and precarious post-industrial populations. His research is underpinned by qualitative methodologies including semi-structured and narrative interviewing, and ethnography. His recent work has begun to explore the challenges facing persons with convictions in (re)integrating and (re)settling into communities including the role of stigma and censure, and the role that both the community and holistic, person centred approaches can play in overcoming these barriers.

Prof Geraldine Brady

Geraldine Brady is a Professor in the Department of Social work, Care and Community, Nottingham Trent University. As a feminist qualitative researcher her research takes a sociological approach to understanding the experience of marginalisation and inequality in the fields of health, education, social care and criminal justice. She publishes in the areas of child sexual abuse/exploitation, child welfare inequalities, young motherhood, sexual consent, children’s mental health and disability and prison interventions. I also reflect on the ethics and politics of participatory research with marginalised groups and aim to influence the development of socially just research, policy, and practice.


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Location details


Belgrave Rooms 002


25 Goldsmith Street

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