Professor Selina Todd and Professor Senia Paseta will lead the Oxford Martin Programme on Women's Equality and Inequality

16th September 2020

Professor Selina Todd, our Tutorial Fellow in History, and Professor Senia Paseta, Tutorial Fellow in History at St Hugh's College, will be leading a new programme on Women’s Equality and Inequality at the Oxford Martin School. Focusing on social mobility and education, the programme aims to identify drivers of individual upward mobility and of generational uplift that can help to eradicate educational and economic inequality for women around the world.

Professor Todd said, "We're very proud that Oxford will be home to this new research programme on women's equality and inequality. The idea for this initiative grew in part from a St Hilda's research initiative called 'Mind the Gap', which brought together academics at all levels, including students, to discuss shared concerns in the research of inequality. That cross-disciplinary focus will also characterise this new research programme in Oxford's Martin School". 

Professor Paseta said, "We are delighted to launch the Oxford Martin Programme on Women’s Equality and Inequality,” said Professor Paseta. “We agree with Hilary Rodham Clinton that 'women’s rights is the unfinished business of the 21st century'. Our research on women’s social mobility aims to contribute to the eradication of educational and economic inequality for women around the world."

Professor Sir Charles Godfray, Director of the Oxford Martin School, said, “Achieving gender equality continues to be a pressing issue across the world and across societies. We are pleased to welcome Professors Paseta and Todd and this important research area to our community.”