A new blog post by CILIA-LGBTQI+ project explores the connections between life courses and literate lives

In CILIA-LGBTQI+ project’s blog post, Dr. Navan Govender explores the connections between lifecourses and the literate lives we lead. Dr. Govander asks what might the value be in recognising the literate lives we actually lead – considering the continued, and persistent, dominance of heteropatriarchal and cisnormativities, as well as the various ways in which they intersect with age, race/ethnicity, language variety, class and socio-economic status, and so on? How might the diversity that is intrinsic to the CILIA-LGBTIQ+ project be harnessed by researchers and participants alike as productive resources for imagining and mobilising more equitable and socially just futures? Read more here!


Coming this spring: LIFETRACK project’s special issue on secondary school tracking and labour market outcomes

The journal Longitudinal and Life Course Studies will publish soon a very interesting special issue on secondary school tracking and labour market outcomes prepared by the LIFETRACK project. Some of the papers are already available as fast track articles.

The special issue includes the following papers:

    • An article examining upper secondary school tracking, labour market outcomes, and intergenerational inequality in Denmark by Jesper Fels Birkelund, Kristian Bernt Karlson, and David Reimer.
    • Queralt Capsada-Munsech and Vikki Boliver’s article on the early labour market returns to upper secondary qualifications track in England.
    • An article by Eyal Bar-Haim and Yariv Feniger analysing how the Israeli system of sorting children into one of five programmes for their upper secondary school education affects their higher education attainment and earning prospects in their early thirties.
    • An article by Claudia Traini, Corinna Kleinert, and Steffen Schindler that investigates to what extent track attendance in secondary education affects labour-market prospects of West German individuals with similar starting conditions.
    • Laura Heiskala, Jani Erola, and Patricia McMullin’s article on how Finnish students’ track placement at upper secondary school is associated with their later-life socio-economic status and probability of unemployment.

Information about and links to all the articles of the special issue will be added here, so stay tuned for updates!

A new CILIA-LGBTQI+ blog post ‘LGBTQI+ in higher education: the queer business of ‘diverse subjects’’

A new blog post by Yvette Taylor and Matson Lawrence of the CILIA-LGBTQI+ project relates to and builds upon the themes of the online event ‘LGBT+ in Higher Education: Building networks, making change’, which was held on 21st October 2020 in collaboration with STEM Equals project (watch the recording of the event here). Taylor and Lawrence continue the conversation on, for example, policy intentions and their impacts, measuring diversity, and LGBTQI+ interviewees experiences of higher education. Read the blog post, which includes reflections on some very interesting emerging findings from the CILIA-LGBTQI+ research, here!

A new CILIA podcast episode – Sex Education: Experiences, Practices and Policies in the ‘Whirlwind’

In a new episode of the CILIA podcast series, Yvette Taylor, professor in the School of Education, University of Strathclyde,  speaks to Lucy Whitehouse who is the founder and director of Fumble, which is a sex education charity in the UK. Fumble makes digital resources on sex, relationships, healthy bodies, puberty, and mental health, co-creating content with young people, for young people. You can find a link to the podcast here and listen to the very interesting discussion to learn about experiences of, failures in and importance of sex and relationships education, which CILIA respondents in Scotland had much to say about.

Mums who smoke and their baby’s birthweight

In Episode 7 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast, Rita Pereira from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a member of DIAL’s Gene Environment Interplay in the Generation of Health and Education Inequalities(GEIGHEI) project, talks about her research looking at the links between mothers’ smoking and their baby’s birthweight.

The Interplay between Maternal Smoking and Genes in Offspring Birth Weight is a DIAL Working Paper by Rita Dias Pereira, Cornelius Rietveld and Hans van Kippersluis.

Read moreMums who smoke and their baby’s birthweight

PremLife in Finnish ‘the Eve of the World Prematurity Day’ live stream event

The PremLife project joined a live stream event hosted by the Developmental Psychology Research Group from University of Helsinki together with the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare, the University of Turku, the University of Oulu, and KEVYT the Finnish society for parents of preterms on the 16th of November 2020 – in other words, on the Eve of World Prematurity Day.

Here you can listen to presentations about the history of neonatal care for preterm borns in Finland, the experiences of parents of preterm children, and the educational trajectories of preterms, the latter of which was given by Professor Jani Erola (University of Turku), the co-PI in the LIFETRACK and EQUALLIVES projects of DIAL. The linked recording of the event includes also a panel discussion with, for example, two PIs of the PremLife project, Professor Katri Räikkönen (University of Helsinki) and Eero Kajantie, MD, PhD (the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare; University of Oulu). Please note that the presentations and panel discussion are in Finnish.

The work and family lives of women in Israel

In the third Episode of Series 2 of our podcast looking at research emerging from the Equal Lives project, we talk to Zafer Büyükkeçeci from Humboldt University in Berlin and Professor Vered Kraus from the University of Haifa about their research, Work and family life courses among Jewish and Israeli-Palestinian Women in Israel. They use newly-available linked Census and administrative data to look at who leads a more advantaged or disadvantaged work-family life. They discuss how they created the life course groups, what they found and the implications of the research. 


Read moreThe work and family lives of women in Israel

Working with migrants: does it increase or decrease support for anti-immigration political parties?

In Episode 6 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast, Sirus Dehdari from the Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University and a member of DIAL’s Populism, Inequality and Institutions (PII) project, talks about his research looking at whether support for anti-immigration political parties increases or decreases when native-born voters work alongside migrants.

Workplace Contact and Support for Anti-Immigration Parties is a DIAL Working Paper by Henrik Andersson and Sirus H. Dehdari 

Read moreWorking with migrants: does it increase or decrease support for anti-immigration political parties?

From outcast to citizen: the time travels of LGBTQI+ elders

In Episode 5 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast, Ana Cristina Santos from the CILIA project talks about her research looking at the life experiences of LGBTQI+ people in Portugal. Ana Cristina  from the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra has has been speaking with older people about what it was like for them growing up and living in times when gender and sexual diversity was prohibited.

Read moreFrom outcast to citizen: the time travels of LGBTQI+ elders

Podcast Series: Comparing Intersectional Lifecourse Inequalities amongst LGBTQI+ Citizens in 4 European Countries’ (CILIA)

Yvette Taylor has produced a podcast series in which she speaks to ‘Comparing Intersectional Lifecourse Inequalities amongst LGBTQI+ Citizens in 4 European Countries’ (CILIA) user group members, and others that she has met in the course of the research – whether that’s in utilizing the facilities and events space, for example, at Glasgow Women’s Library, or in learning about new activities such as the LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club. The podcast features an overview by her, and interviews with Dr Churnjeet Mahn, University of Strathclyde, Lou Brodie of LGBTI Elders Social Dance Club, and Professor Sharon Cowan, University of Edinburgh.

Read more about the podcast series here.

Listen to the podcasts:

Anchor FM (main host) : https://anchor.fm/ciliapodcast

Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zMmRhZTJjNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1529860775

Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1529860775/the-cilia-podcast-lgbtqi-intersectional-lifecourse-in-equalities

Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/bb53lk1z

Radio Public: https://radiopublic.com/the-cilia-podcast-lgbtqi-intersec-WdJpwp

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7hPQowyQu6WD7Cx0imcv0M