London Inequality Studies is a study group set up by Simon Reid-Henry (QMUL) and Sam Strong (Cambridge). The group meets around twice a Semester at Senate House in Bloomsbury.
Our aim is to explore the political, philosophical and ethical dimensions of in/equality from an interdisciplinary perspective. By historicising and intellectually re-framing the politics of equality and inequality, the group seeks a deeper understanding of what is new, and what is old, in inequality today.
Each meeting focuses upon a curated theme. As a participant it isn’t necessary to attend all of the seminars, but our hope is to build towards a discussion that builds across them. A list of previous themes and core readings to catch up with can be found within these pages and, in due course, we hope to be able to provide a list of useful resources and commentaries.
If you are interested in taking part please contact the organisers. Readings will be distributed via the list a few weeks in advance of each meeting.
About the convenors
Sam Strong is a geographer formerly at Queen Mary, University of London and now at Cambridge University. His current research project, Unequal Lives, is focused on an ethnographic investigation into inequality in the heart of the city. Simon Reid-Henry is an historical and political geographer at Queen Mary, University of London and the author, amongst other books, of The Political Origins Of Inequality (University of Chicago Press, 2015).