Workshop CFP: Everyday financial risk and intersectionality, November 2024

Advancing the understanding of everyday financial risk through intersectionality.
Goldsmiths University of London, 7-8 November 2024.

Ariane Agunsoye, Kate Padgett Walsh and Hayley James are organising an ISRF funded workshop on financial risk and intersectionality.

This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together scholars from diverse disciplines who research different experiences of financial risk in everyday life, including (but not limited to) across the axes of gender, race and socio-economic status. In many countries, the extent of financial risk faced by people in their everyday life is increasing, as public welfare systems are rolled back with individuals expected to manage shocks such as unemployment, ill health, and retirement through financial products, including insurance plans, pension schemes, mortgages and investments. There is a growing awareness that the increasing individual responsibility to manage financial risk leads to unequal outcomes, yet the intersectional dimensions of who is exposed to financial risk in their everyday lives, and the consequences of this exposure, remain underexplored. The workshop will help to advance the understanding of intersectional experiences and consequences of financialization.


Potential topics include, but are not limited to: Debt and credit; Pension provision; Investment and asset accumulation; Student debt; Housing; Practices of financial management; Other engagements with forms of financial risk in everyday life. The workshop will (a) provide the foundation for generating a policy brief on these topics and (b) lead to the publication of a collection of papers as a special issue in a journal such as Finance and Society, for those interested in contributing.


Deadline for abstracts is 1 July 2024. More information available here.