Conference Themes

Aging & Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference features research addressing the following annual themes:

  • Theme 1: Economic and Demographic Perspectives on Aging
  • Theme 2: Public Policy and Public Perspectives on Aging
  • Theme 3: Medical Perspectives on Aging, Health, Wellness
  • Theme 4: Social and Cultural Perspectives on Aging
  • 2019 Special Focus - Aging in Times of New Nationalisms: Inequalities, Participation, and Policies

Conference Co-Chairs

Andreas Motel-Klingebiel

Andreas Motel-Klingebiel

Professor, Ageing and Later Life, Department for Social and Welfare Studies, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Franz Kolland

Franz Kolland

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Vera Gallistl

Vera Gallistl

University Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Plenary Speakers

Aging & Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference will feature plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Kai Leichsenring

Kai Leichsenring

Executive Director, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna, Austria

"Aging in Times of New Nationalisms: Expanding Solidarity by Life-Course-oriented Social Policies"

Lucie Vidovićová

Lucie Vidovićová

Office for Population Studies, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

"The New Nationalism and Ageism in Czechia: Communicating Vessels?"

​Amanda Grenier

​Amanda Grenier

Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work; The Norman and Honey Schipper Chair, Gerontological Social Work; Senior Scientist, Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada

"Precarious Aging: Disadvantage, Risk, and Insecurity in Late Life"

Symposium: "Gender and Social Exclusion"

The Aging & Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference will feature a symposium comprised of the following speakers:

Dr. Lucie Vidovićová, Office for Population Studies, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Gendered Life Courses, Social Exclusion, and Later Life Outcomes

Dr. Ana Wanka, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria, and Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Gendered Leisure in Later Life: How Leisure Practices, Paid and Reproductive Work Affect Social Exclusion among Older Women and Men

Dr. Anna Urbaniak, Post Doctoral Researcher, Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Gendered Life Courses and Care: Understanding and Performing Care in Rural Contexts in Central Europe

Dr. Petr Fučík, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Gendered Paths to Divorce and the Risk of Social Exclusion in Later Age

Dr. Andreas Motel-Klingebiel, Professor, Ageing and Later Life, Department for Social and Welfare Studies, Linköping University, Sweden
Retirement Pathways and Gendered Economic Exclusion in Sweden 1990-2015

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