This event will take place on Zoom, with all times below in BST. Attendees will need to have a Zoom account to access the webinar, a free Zoom account can be set up at registration.
This work-in-progress symposium brings together the contributors for the forthcoming edited collection with Bristol University Press (BUP), due to be published in 2022 under the Bristol Studies in Law and Social Justice series, tentatively entitled “Beyond the Virus: Multidisciplinary and International Perspectives on Inequalities raised by COVID-19” edited by Dr Sabrina Germain and Dr Adrienne Yong at The City Law School. Presentations will be based on chapters to the edited collection by each contributor.
The collection examines social inequalities brought to stark attention by the COVID-19 pandemic under three thematic strands: power and governance, gender and sexuality, and marginalised communities. This project brings together a range of international scholars from multiple disciplines (law, sociology and politics) to showcase a diversity of perspectives on these themes. The unknowns around this novel virus and the scale of the epidemic makes COVID-19 and its inequalities a timely subject. Understanding each of these issues from the perspective of multiple disciplines, with law at its centre, is the first step towards tackling them concretely and achieving social justice. The thematic coherence on social inequalities from international and multidisciplinary lenses is the project’s central feature.
Panel 1 Discussants: Professor Richard Ashcroft (City, University of London), Professor Marie-Andrée Jacob (University of Leeds) & Dr Octavio Ferraz (King’s College London)
Speakers: - Dr Gwilym David Blunt (City, University of London) – ‘Lockdowns and Liberty’ - Dr Marie-Ève Couture-Ménard, Louise Bernier, Mylaine Breton and Jean-Frédéric Ménard (Université de Sherbrooke) – ‘Inequities during the COVID-19 Crisis in Quebec: Governance Law to the Rescue’ - Dr Natalia Pires de Vasconcelos (Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa) – ‘Business as usual: inequality and health litigation during the COVID-19 pandemic for Brazilian prisoners’ - Professor Roy Gilbar (Netanya Academic College) & Dr Nili Karako-Eyal (Haim Striks School of Law College of Management) – ‘Authority and Governance in Israel during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Crumbling of Solidarity and the Rise of Social Inequalities’
Thursday 10th June
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:00
Panel 2 Discussants: Professor Jo Littler (City, University of London) & Dr Maartje de Visser (Singapore Management University)
Speakers: - Dr Joe Tomlinson (University of York & Public Law Project) & Dr Jed Meers (University of York) – ‘COVID-19 and Lockdown: An Equalities Analysis’ - Dr Valentina Cardo (University of Southampton) & Dr Julia Boelle (Cardiff University) – ‘(In)Equality, Expertise and the COVID-19 Crisis: An Intersectional Analysis’
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:45
Panel 3 Discussants: Professor Chris Ashford (Northumbria University) & Dr Flora Renz (University of Kent)
Speakers: - Professor Buhm-Suk Baek (Kyung Hee University) – ‘A new normal, or new abnormal? The South Korean government’s handling of the pandemic from the perspective of LGBT rights’ - Dr Aya Musmar (University of Petra) & Dr Zainab Naqvi (De Montford University) – ‘Responsibilising Women Lecturers in Jordan through Pandemic: COVID-19 and the Neoliberal University in the Global South’
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:45
Panel 4 Discussants: Dr Shan-Jan Sarah Liu (University of Edinburgh); Professor Patricia Tuitt (Independent Legal Scholar)
Speakers: - Dr Diana Yeh (City, University of London) – ‘COVID-19, Anti-Asian Racial Violence and Structural Inequality’ - Dr YY Brandon Chen (University of Ottawa) – ‘Essential but Expendable: Canada's Pandemic Responses Regarding Migrant Workers’