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AIAS-PIREAU Meeting: Dialogues in Health Inequities: Society, Care and Justice

The first meeting on Health Inequities: the importance of comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives

Info about event


Tuesday 28 November 2023,  at 10:00 - 12:15


AIAS, Building 1630 room 203


Registration required

The impact of social inequities on the health and lived experiences of different publics and populations has been examined through a wide range of different conceptual and methodological positions, producing, in turn, different possible routes to mitigate the health effects of these inequities. Health inequities are routinely described as persistent and entrenched features of contemporary living, shaped by power relations across the lifespan. The persistence of inequities in health raise critical questions about social and structural forces within and across populations: the role of capital accumulation; labor and environmental insecurities; the arrangements of welfare and entitlement, the politics of evidence and questions of justice and care. Intersecting questions of gender, race, ethnicity, class and place, health inequities are a call to interdisciplinary collaboration. 

The PIREAU platform at AIAS is organizing three interconnected meetings on the topic on health inequities to be held over 2023-2024: 

  • Health Inequity: the importance of comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives 
  • Health Inequity: unpacking the category of the ‘social’ 
  • Health Inequity: rethinking care, justice and intervention

The first of these meetings is on the topic of 'Health Inequities: the importance of comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives,' and will be held on Tuesday 28 November from 10:00 – 12:15, followed by lunch.


To foster dialogue, we invite you to consider the following question for a 3-minute presentation (with or without 1-2 Power Point slides): What story of inequity does your work give rise to? (who, what, where, when).

Registration required

To attend, please contact Jes Bak Sørensen at  jesbso@aias.au.dk by Thursday, 23 November 2023.

Spaces are limited.


The AIAS-PIREAU fellows: 
Andrew James Latham, AIAS and Department of Philosophy and History of Ideas, Aarhus University, 
Ciara Kierans, AIAS and Department of Public Health, Policy & Systems, University of Liverpool, UK, 
Jes Bak Sørensen, AIAS and DEFACTUM, Region Midtjylland (Central Denmark Region), and
Luseadra McKerracher, AIAS and Department of Public Health, Aarhus University.