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  1. Rosemary Crompton

The Rosemary Crompton Memorial Lecture

The Rosemary Crompton Memorial Lecture 2018

Rosemary Compton
Professor  Julia O'Connell Davidson and Professor. Bridget Anderson will each present on the topic of 'Work and Exploitation'

Julia O'Connell Davidson is Professor in Social Research at the University of Bristol. She has a longstanding  interest in work and economic life, and has conducted research on privatisation and employment relations, prostitution, sex tourism,  'trafficking', child migration, and 'modern slavery'. Her most recent book is 'Modern Slavery: The Margins of Freedom', Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Bridget Anderson is Professor of Mobilities, Migration and Citizenship at the University of Bristol. She was previously Research Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS). Her interests include citizenship, nationalism, immigration enforcement (including ‘trafficking’), and care labour. Her most recent authored book is Us and Them? The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Controls (OUP, 2013).

25th of April 2018, 5pm - 6.30pm

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre,
Tait Building,
City, University of London,
Northampton Square,

The Annual Rosemary Crompton memorial lecture promotes and supports the dissemination of cutting-edge research on gender, class and employment.

To attend the lecture please book a place

Donations help us meet the costs of the event and ensure future sustainability. You can donate online selecting 'Rosemary Crompton Lecture Fund' from the pull-down menu.

The Rosemary Crompton Memorial Lecture Series is supported by the British Sociological Association, City, University of London and the Journal, Work, Employment and Society.

Previous lectures

The Inaugural Rosemary Crompton Memorial Lecture, March, 2015

The British Sociological Association, Work Employment and Society and City University London launched the Rosemary Crompton Memorial Lecture Series in 2014.

The series has been set up to commemorate, celebrate and perpetuate the work of Rosemary Crompton (1942 – 2011).

Rosemary was one of the leading British sociologists of her generation and a major contributor to international scholarship and to shifting the parameters of theoretical debates within which the analysis of class, work and gender are conducted. She remains one of the most widely cited British sociologists on these topics. When she died in 2011, there was agreement among colleagues who had been influenced by her work, that her scholarly influence should be formally recognized in an enduring way. This was the motivation for the Rosemary Crompton Annual Memorial Lecture series which celebrates the enduring relevance of the interplay between work, gender and class in contemporary research agendas. Professor Kate Purcell, University of Warwick, outlines the rationale for the series in detail in the video below.

The inaugural Rosemary Crompton lecture was given at City University in March 2015. The inaugural speaker was Professor Erik Olin Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison, an international expert in class inequalities and a former colleague of Professor Crompton.

Erik Olin WrightThe Inaugural Rosemary Crompton Memorial Lecture – March, 2015

Lecture Title: Degendering Carework with Professor Erik Olin Wright

Watch the full lecture

Professor Erik Olin Wright, also delivered a Speed Dating Master Class at City University London for graduate students on the afternoon of the 19th of March. This was a unique opportunity to engage in some academic brain storming on key issues/puzzles in your research with Professor Olin Wright.

2016 Lecture series

The Rosemary Crompton Memorial Lecture Series 2016 with Professor Janet C. Gornick