Call for Papers

**** The call for papers closed on 25th April 2016. The first draft of the programme can be found here ****

This one-day workshop brings together early career researchers to examine the meanings, uses, and consequences of social justice ideals in biomedical practice and research. The papers will examine the increasing entanglements between biomedical and genetic research with ideas of social justice and inclusion – opening up discussion about social justice, science and medicine in the UK, as well as in a comparative global context.

We invite papers from early career researchers (including PhD students) from all disciplines, including anthropology, history, bioethics, sociology, politics and law. Papers might relate to, but need not be limited to, the following themes as they connect to contemporary bioscientific development, broadly conceived.

  • Gender and sexuality
  • Science, technology and Justice
  • Biomedicine, ethics and justice
  • Race, ethnicity, postcoloniality
  • Governance, policy, activism
  • Identities, subjectivities, collectivities
  • State interest and sovereignty
  •  Animal and human relations


Submission Details:

Please submit

  • an abstract of 400 words, along with paper title, author name(s) and institutional affiliation
  • a 100 word academic biography of the author, including career stage and research interests

by Monday 25th April 2016 to Ros Williams at