Budapest, Hungary

Feminist Political Economy: Concepts and Tools to Analyse Intersecting Inequalities

online course
when 5 July 2021 - 9 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 200

The past decade has seen the mainstreaming of concerns about inequalities, with the work of scholars and of social movements – from Occupy to the International Women’s Strike – centring the social and economic injustice created by persistent inequalities of income, gender, race and class. Gradually, some international organisations and national governments have begun to shift their focus, if only in their rhetoric, to acknowledge the importance of tackling gender, race and class inequalities, whose detrimental socio-economic impact is currently been revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the multiple crises it generated. However, the road is long ahead as these inequalities continue to be overwhelmingly addressed separately from strictly economic concerns. In this scenario, feminist political economy can offer the right frameworks and methodological tools to explore the articulation of multiple and intersecting inequalities, and their implications for the world economy.

The course provides an in-depth overview of concepts, methods and practices in feminist political economy, including social reproduction, households and care, racism and development, gender and neoliberalisms, migration and ethnic violence. The material covered is interdisciplinary, as reflected by the teaching team. The course takes a global perspective and is structured to achieve a balance between engagement with theoretical debates and applications for empirical research, making use of case studies, interactive and reflecting sessions.

Course leader

Sara Stevano
Department of Economics, SOAS University of London, UK

Target group

Target group
This course is designed for postgraduate students, junior faculty and researchers looking to become familiar or deepen their engagement with debates in feminist political economy. Practitioners who are interested in academic debates and applications in feminist political economy are welcome to apply.

We also invite applications from advanced undergraduate students who have adequate prior study or engagement experience on the subject and make a compelling case in their application/statement of interest.
Pre-requisites
No pre-requisites but a background in the social sciences is desirable.

Course aim

The course provides an in-depth overview of concepts, methods, and practices in feminist political economy, including social reproduction, households and care, racism and development, gender and neoliberalisms, migration, and ethnic violence. The material covered is interdisciplinary, as reflected by the teaching team. The course takes a global perspective and is structured to achieve a balance between engagement with theoretical debates and applications for empirical research, making use of case studies, interactive and reflecting sessions.

Credits info

1 EC
A Certificate of Attendance will also be awarded upon completion.

Fee info

EUR 200: payable until May 28

Scholarships

Students from the Open Society University Network (OSUN) and CIVICA member institutions can apply for a d tuition waiver.