Professor Fiona Williams FBA
Gender, 'race' and ethnicity in social policy; migrant care workers and the transnational political economy of care; the place of care in contemporary society; welfare state futures
- Fellow type
- UK Fellow
- Year elected
Fiona Williams is an Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, University of Leeds. Her roles at Leeds included Director of the ESRC CAVA Research Group on Care, Values and the Future of Welfare.
Fiona is a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences, a Fellow of the Academy for the Social Sciences, and a Fellow of the RSA. In 2004 Fiona was awarded an OBE for services to social policy.
Fiona’s publications have for many years been central to developing critical approaches to social policy. Her latest book Social Policy. A Critical and Intersectional Analysis (Polity, 2021) brings the global crises of care, climate change, and racialized borders to bear on an understanding of social policy.
Until 2014 Fiona was co-editor of Social Politics, International Studies in Gender, State and Society, and is now one of its trustees. Fiona is the Social Sciences editor for the Journal of the British Academy.
10-Minute Talks: COVID-19 and inequalities
23 Sep 2020 Professor Fiona Williams FBA
Fiona Williams FBA discusses the ways in which COVID-19 has amplified existing inequalities and created new insecurities.
Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, University of Leeds
Research Associate, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford
Honorary Professor, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia
The British Academy 10-Minute Talks: COVID-19 and inequalities
23 Sep 2020 The British Academy on YouTube
In this talk, Fiona Williams discusses the ways in which COVID-19 has amplified existing inequalities and created new insecurities.
Professor Paul Boyle FBA
Population and health geography; family, gender and migration; health inequalities; migration and health; disease clustering; longitudinal and administrative data
Professor Michael Anderson FBA
Social, economic and geographic histories of Scotland, the UK, and Western Europe since the 18th century. Social economy of households and families