Erika Gubrium - Social work and poverty: the place of shame, guilt and worthiness in social work practices with people in poverty - 11/12/2018

About the lecture

The lecture describes two ground-breaking international social policy research studies that have suggested a nearly universal connection between poverty, class and shame. Gubrium describes how the projects’ results can have practice-oriented relevance in today’s discussions about worthiness, welfare and labor market participation and the role of social work as a rights based profession.

About the speaker

Erika Gubrium is Professor at the Department for Social Work, Child Welfare and Social Policy at Oslo Metropolitan University, where she leads the research group, “Work Inclusion in North and South: Comparative Urban Contexts”.  Since 2011, Gubrium has participated in a series of international studies that have focused on the connections between poverty and shame, with specific focus on how poverty is experienced. She has been co-author of the book, The Shame of It: Global Perspectives on Anti-Poverty Policies (University of Chicago Press) and has contributed to Poverty and Shame: Global Experiences (Oxford University Press), as well as been author on a number of articles on the topic.


Tuesday 11 December 2018, 18:00 - 20:00 'o clock
Venue: Alua M.005, de Meerminne, St-Jacobsstraat 2 2000 Antwerp
Language: English
Participation is free, but online registration is mandatory