Aging & Social Change: Eleventh Interdisciplinary Conference

  • 2021 Special Focus—Aging Societies: Extended Working Lives and Discrimination Against Older Workers
  • 23-24 September 2021
  • Hosted by: Linköping University, Division Ageing and Social Change (Virtual)

Plenary Speakers

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

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

"Ageing (un)equally? The role of active ageing, extending working lives and pension policy on women’s retirement in the UK"

Senior Lecturer, Social Policy and Social Work, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Kathrin Komp-Leukkunen

Kathrin Komp-Leukkunen

"Heterogeneity in the retirement transition of the self-employed"

Associate Professor, University of Helsinki, Finland

Moritz Hess

Moritz Hess

Professor, University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein, Germany

"Extending working lives in Europe and retirement's (in)voluntariness."

Conference Chair

Andreas Motel-Klingebiel

Andreas Motel-Klingebiel

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

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active research interest in the conference themes. Emerging Scholars perform a critical role in the conference by chairing the parallel sessions, providing technical assistance in the sessions, and presenting their own research papers. The 2021 Emerging Scholar Award Recipients are as follows:

Jia Xu

Jia Xu

AnHui Normal University, China

Saiyedatun Nesa

Saiyedatun Nesa

Researcher, Journal Reviewer & Department of Cooperative, Bangladesh

Cherrie Park

Cherrie Park

The Ohio State University, USA

Daniel D. Dasig, Jr

Daniel D. Dasig, Jr

Associate Professorial Lecturer, Graduate Studies College of Science & Computer Studies, Philippines

Owasim Akram

Owasim Akram

Doctoral Researcher, Örebro University, Sweden

Ana Teresa Martins Pedreiro

Ana Teresa Martins Pedreiro

Researcher, Health Sciences Research Unit, Nursing of the Nursing School of Coimbra, Portugal

Sonja Spitzer

Sonja Spitzer

University of Vienna, Austria

Chinari Mathur

Chinari Mathur

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India

 Sarah Assaad

Sarah Assaad

University of Cambridge, UK

​Sonia Pascua

​Sonia Pascua

University of the Philippines, Philippines

 Samantha Oostlander

Samantha Oostlander

University of Ottawa, Canada

Jonathan Lai

Jonathan Lai

University of Alberta, Canada

Tolulope Adeniji

Tolulope Adeniji

University of Maiduguri, Nigeria

Chief Executive Officer, Ganador Healthcare Services Ltd, Nigeria

Julia Henderson

Julia Henderson

Concordia University, USA

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