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Conferences

Presentations at Academic Conferences

Wohlfahrtsstaatliche Dienstleistungen zwischen Staat und Markt: Zur politischen Dimension der Vergabe öffentlicher Aufträge. Conference of the Centre for Euroepan Gender Studies (ZEUGS), University of Münster, 2024.

How can public services face a changing world?, Social Policy Association Conference, University of Nottingham, 2023, with Dr Elizabeth Cookingham Bailey.

Public Procurement as a Policy Tool for Advancing Equality: Developments in Scotland and Wales., Social Policy Association Conference, University of Nottingham, 2023, with H. Conely, J. Mamode, and T. Wright.

Öffentliche Auftragsvergabe als funktionales Äquivalent zu subnationalen Gesetzgebungsbefugnissen?, Conference of the Working Group Welfare State Research in the German Association for Political Science (DVPW), 2023, with H. Conley, J. Mamode, and T. Wright.

Where are gender and race equality within the ‘fair’ work agenda? Work and Equalities Institute Fifth Fairness at Work Conference: Fairness and Work Futures, University of Manchester, 2023, with J. Mamode, H. Conley, and T. Wright.

‘A more equal Wales’? Exploring the interpretation of the Well-Being of Future Generations Act 2015. WISERD Annual Conference, Pontypridd, 2018, with C. Farrell, J. Law, and S. Smith.

Public procurement and the provision of services in the context of asylum and international protection: Safeguarding Working Conditions, Quality of Services, and Applicants' Rights? Social Policy Association, York, 2018, with L. Karamanidou.

Contesting competition within the European Union context. A Case Study. Association of Heterodox Economics, Leicester, 2018.

Improving Employment Conditions and Promoting Worker’s Rights in Global Supply Chains: Strategic Public Procurement as a Regulatory Tool. Cardiff Employment Research Unit Conference ‘Global Value Chains and their Employment Relations Consequences’, Cardiff, 2018.

Using public procurement to promote gender equality? The impact of equality considerations in public procurement on employers’ behaviour. Political Studies Association Conference, Cardiff, 2018, with E. Thomson.

Between the market and human rights: the use of public procurement to provide for reception and protection needs in the context of the refugee ‘crisis’ in Greece. European Sociological Association General Conference, Athens, 2017, with L. Karamanidou.

Local Councils’ Strategies for the Implementation of Gender Equality Sensitive Public Procurement, European Sociological Association General Conference, Athens, 2017.

Providing services for asylum seekers and refugees in a context of ‘crisis’: The case of Greece. Political Studies Association Conference, Glasgow, 2017, with L. Karamanidou.

The Role of EU Cohesion Policy and Procurement Policy in Delivering Labour Market Equality. Regional Studies Association Research Workshop “Scotland’s Brexit: Growth, Jobs, and Inclusion”, 2017, with L. McSorley.

Fostering Gender Equality through Competition? The strategic use of public procurement to enhance equal opportunities. Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics, Glasgow, 2016.

Transforming Competition to Foster Gender Equality? International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) Annual Conference, Galway 2016.

Public Procurement, Competition, and the Provision of Social Services. Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, University of Antwerp, 2015.

Regulating Gender Equality in Public Procurement. A Case Study. European Sociological Association, General Conference, Prague, 2015.

Social Criteria in Public Procurement in Germany. Workshop of the research project „Die Vermarktlichung von Arbeitsmarktdienstleistungen im europäischen Vergleich.“, Düsseldorf, 2015.

From Public to Private - Contracting out, Public Procurement and Equal Opportunities. International Working Party on Labour Market Segmentation Conference „Changing patterns of segmentation & polarization: Causes, consequences and counter strategies”, Manchester, 2014.

Between Value for Money and Decent Work. Mid-term Conference of the Research Networks 14 „Gender Relations in the Labour Market and the Welfare State” in the European Sociological Association, London, 2014.

Social Considerations in the Internal Market? European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, Glasgow, 2014.

Bringing social standards into states' expenditures – Legal uncertainty as revolving momentum in Europeanized multi-level policy processes. ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance Conference, Barcelona, 2014, with D. Sack.

Interpretationsoffenheit und Rechtsunsicherheit als treibendes Moment in europäischen Mehrebenen-Policies – Der Fall des europäischen Vergaberechts. Tagung der Sektion Policy-Analyse und Verwaltungswissenschaft der DVPW „Entstehung und Dynamik von Politikfeldern“, Bremen, 2014, with D. Sack.

Soziale Wende? Regulierung öffentlicher Auftragsvergabe und Ungleichheit. Tagung der Sektion Politische Ökonomie der DVPW, Köln, 2013, with D. Sack.

 Public Procurement, Employment, and the Welfare State. Post-doctoral conference „Future of Welfare State Studies“, Umeå, Sweden, 2013.

Economy in Crisis – Equality in Crisis? Mid-term Conference of the Research Networks 14 „Gender Relations in the Labour Market and the Welfare State” der European Sociological Association, Galway, Ireland, 2012.

Geschlechterverhältnisse in (semi)autoritären Systemen. Tagung der Sektion Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft der DVPW, Marburg, 2012, with S. Friedrich.

On the cultural construction of policies of care and reconciliation. XVI. Nordic Political Science Congress 2011, Nordic Political Science Association (NoPSA), Vasa, Finnland, 2011.

Travail et maternité dans la méditerranée - négligence ou spécificité? Conference of the Association Déméter-Coré (Association de recherche et intervention sur la maternité, les femmes et le genre dans l’aire méditerranéenne) „La maternité à l’épreuve du genre. Métamorphoses et permanences de la maternité dans l’aire méditerranéenne”, Aix-en-Provence, 2011.

Lagging behind or creating a path of its own? Female labour market integration in the Western Mediterranean. Mid-term Conference of the Research Networks 14 „Gender Relations in the Labour Market and the Welfare State” der European Sociological Association, Leicester, 2010.

Kulturelle Einflüsse auf nationale Rechtssetzungen. Zur Bedeutung gesellschaftlicher Strukturen für sozialpolitische Regelungen der intensiven Familienphase in SpanienTagung „Rechtsforschung als disziplinenübergreifende Herausforderung. Disziplinenübergreifende Perspektiven auf soziale Sicherung“, Berlin, 2010.

Was kommt nach der Promotion? Karriereorientierungen und -planung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses. Tagung „Wissenschaft und Geschlecht“, Hamburg, 2010, with H. Kahlert, M. Gonschior and K. Nieter.

Public Lectures and Invited Speeches

Öffentliche Auftragsvergabe und (globale) Gerechtigkeit: Ein Thema für die Diversitätsforschung?, Public Lecture, Göttingen Diversity Research Institute, University of Göttingen, 2019.

Gender Roles, Women's Employment, and the State: A Comparative Perspective, Keynote Speaker, International Conference des Women’s Archive Wales, Swansea, 2018.

Vermarktlichung des Sozialen – die Folgen für die Sozialen Dienstleistungen, Public Lecture at the Centre for Gobalisation and Governance, University of Hamburg, 2017.

Faires NRW auch beim öffentlichen IT-Einkauf?, member of panel discussion, Bielefeld, 2015.

Fakten und Mythen. Frauenerwerbstätigkeit im Wandel der Zeit und zentralen Debatte, Invited Speaker at a workshop of the local women’s committee (Bezirksfrauenrat) of ver.di Münsterland, Kamen, 2012.

Gleiche Chancen auf Armut?, Public Lecture, Public Lecture Series ‘Das liebe Geld.’“, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, 2012.