2021 Annual Conference


29° Congreso Anual de la Asociación Internacional para la Economia Feminista 
Sostenibilidad de la vida: retos en un contexto de crisis multidimensional
Formato Virtual | 22-25 de junio de 2021


ACCESSING THE CONFERENCE

IAFFE is using the Whova virtual conference platform to host the conference. 
IMPORTANT NOTE: Whova suggests you use the CHROME browser for the web app. Other streaming software may have compatibility issues with other browsers.
Whova Attendee User Guide - Information on setting up your Whova account on your computer using the web app or on your phone using the mobile app.  

Here are the steps for creating an account in Whova on your computer using the webaop:

  1. Click on the Whova button/logo below.
  2. When you click on the link you will be taken to Whova's web app sign in screen.
  3. Assuming you do not already have a Whova account you will click on "Sign up." 
  4. You will be asked for your name, email address, and to create a password.  Please make sure to use the email you used when registering for the conference. Otherwise it won’t allow you to join the event.
  5. The web app will automatically take you to the main Whova page for the conference.
  6. NOTE: If you find you are not able to login because you do not know the email that you used when you registered, send an emial to acollins@iaffe.org to request the Event Invitation Code. Put "event invitation code" in the subject of your email so it can be identified quickly.


Sustaining Life: Challenges of Multidimensional Crises

Sustaining life requires inclusive and resilient economic and political systems and the sustainability of our environment.  Feminist economics continues to offer a vital set of intellectual perspectives and methodologies with which to analyze these issues. Our economic and political systems are failing to address human needs and ecological fragility, particularly with the growing rise of illiberal democracies. Our societies face pressures to divide along lines of race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual identity.  Borders are increasingly shutting people out and walls are being built. Globally, women face threats to their jobs, their livelihoods and their bodily integrity. The global pandemic has exacerbated all of these challenges.  Against this backdrop, new economic visions and tools are needed and feminist approaches are essential. Feminist economics has long looked beyond the simplifications that are embedded in the categories, methods, and models of mainstream economics and welcomes insights from other disciplines. Our approaches look at activities within the socially constructed categories of households, firms, communities, and the state; we consider economic activity both inside and outside markets; and we seek a more integrated understanding of human well-being in which productive and reproductive activities are valued. The IAFFE 2021 Conference will provide a forum for scholarship and inquiry that recognizes the methodological pluralism of our field. We define our field broadly and welcome research that brings a feminist lens to topics both micro and macro, local and global. We invite you to join us for this virtual conference, hosted by the Quito Local Committee.

Sostenibilidad de la vida: retos en un contexto de crisis multidimensional

Sostener la vida requiere de la confluencia de sistemas económicos y políticos inclusivos y resilientes, así como de la sostenibilidad del medio ambiente. La economía feminista ofrece perspectivas intelectuales y metodológicas para analizar el sostenimiento de la vida de forma integral. Actualmente, nuestros sistemas económicos y políticos son incapaces de satisfacer las necesidades humanas y de enfrentar, a la vez, la fragilidad de los ecosistemas, particularmente en el marco del resurgimiento de gobiernos reaccionarios. Nuestras sociedades se caracterizan cada vez más por tensiones de raza, etnia, religión, nacionalidad, género e identidad sexual que fomentan las divisiones; y las fronteras son cada vez más excluyentes, con barreras de todo tipo. En este contexto, las mujeres enfrentan amenazas a sus posibilidades de generar ingresos y a su integridad física. La pandemia global solamente ha exacerbado estos retos.

Frente a estos retos, se requieren nuevas visiones económicas y metodológicas dentro de las cuales, las perspectivas feministas son esenciales. La economía feminista se ha caracterizado por ir más allá de las simplificaciones imbuidas en las categorías, métodos y modelos del pensamiento económico convencional, incorporando también en esta reflexión visiones provenientes de otras disciplinas. Desde nuestra perspectiva, la organización de la economía incluye actividades, interacciones, transacciones y relaciones que ocurren en los hogares, empresas, comunidades y el estado - como categorías socialmente construidas - así como dentro y fuera de los mercados. Por ello buscamos un entendimiento más integrado del bienestar, en el que los ámbitos productivo y reproductivo son visibilizados y valorados. El Congreso de la Asociación Internacional para la Economía Feminista – IAFFE - de 2021 será un foro de debate académico que reconoce el pluralismo metodológico del campo de conocimiento de la economía en su definición más amplia, como sistema y como disciplina. En este sentido, acogemos y damos la bienvenida a investigaciones y experiencias que apliquen la perspectiva feminista en los ámbitos macro, meso y micro de la economía, así como en las problemáticas económicas locales y globales. Les invitamos a acompañarnos en este congreso virtual, auspiciado por el Comité Local de Quito.

We are no longer accepting submissions / Fecha Límite Expirada


PRE-CONFERENCE & MENTORING WORKSHOP

Co-sponsor | Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

June 21, 2021 | 9a, Quito Time

The IAFFE Pre-Conference & Mentoring Workshop is designed for scholars and activists new to feminist economics. It provides presentations by established scholars in the field. While precise topics vary from year to year, in general we include an overview to the subject along with presentations on specific topics such as feminist economics methodologies, caring labor, diversity in economics, and global perspectives on gender and economics.

All conference attendess are cordially invited. The speakers and workshop organizers, all seasoned members of IAFFE, will present on a range of topics, intended to acclimate those new to feminist economics to the area, as well as to spark discussion and foster creative approaches to research and participation in the feminist economics program.

This year the workshop is bilingual with both Spanish and English.

Pre-Registration is required.

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Feminist Economics 101


VIRTUAL ZOOM BACKGROUND 

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PRE-CONFERENCE LECTURE #1
Conferencia Magistral Precongreso

Thursday, June 17, 2021, 4:00 pm (Quito time) / Jueves, 17 de junio de 2021, 16h00 

Feminist Political Ecology and the Economics of Care / Ecología política feminista y economía del cuidado
Wendy Harcourt
Professor of Gender, Diversity and Sustainable Development at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam / es profesora de género, diversidad y desarrollo sostenible en el Instituto Internacional de Estudios Sociales (ISS) de la Universidad Erasmus de Rotterdam

Note: It will be in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. / Contará con interpretación simultánea inglés-español-inglés.

Facilitated by Simon Bolivar Andean University / Organizada por la Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar
Sponsored by Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and Quito Local Arrangements Committee for IAFFE 2021 / Auspiciada por la Fundación Rosa Luxemburg y el Comité Local de Quito para IAFFE 2021

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REGISTER HERE - Pre-Registration is required.


PRE-CONFERENCE LECTURE #2
Conferencia Magistral Precongreso

Monday, June 21, 2021, 12:00pm (Quito time) / Lunes, 21 de junio de 2021, 12h00 (Quito time) 

An Economic Challenge: The Sustainability of Care / Un Desafío Económico: La Sostenibilidad del Cuidado
Dr. María Angeles Durán - High Council for Scientific Research, Spain / Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, España

Sponsored by the Faculty of Economics of the Central University of Ecuador and the Quito Local Committee for IAFFE 2021 / Es auspiciada por la Facultad de Economía de la Universidad Central del Ecuador y el Comité Local de Quito para IAFFE 2021
Note: The lecture will be in Spanish with simultaneous English interpretation. / Contará con interpretación simultánea español-inglés-español.

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CLICK HERE TO ATTEND


NEW MEMBER WELCOME SESSIONS
Sesión de bienvenida para nuevos miembro

Please note that IAFFE is hosting New Member Welcome Sessions  the day before the conference and the first day of the conference, hosted by the Membership Committee. (Each time has an english language session and a spanish language session). Timings and links can be found on the conference agenda. We welcome you to join us!
  • June 21, 2:30p - 3:30p (Quito time zone)
  • Juen 22, 8:30a - 9:30a (Quito time zone)
In addition, for any new members or participants who are new to feminist economics and would like to view some content beforehand, our Young Scholars Committee has developed a 7-video series titled “Feminist Economics 101” interviewing senior scholars about their areas of work and journeys into the field. It can be viewed  on our YouTube channel.

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES

The following journals are accepting submission of papers presented at the conference for possible publication:

  • Central Bank of Ecuador | Cuestiones Económicas
  • FLACSO-Ecuador | Mundos Plurales, Revista Latinoamericana de Políticas y Acción Pública
  • Universidad Central del Ecuador | Revista Economía
  • IAFFE Feminist Economics

CONVOCATORIAS DE REVISTAS / CALL FOR PAPERS BY JOURNALS 


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

We are committed to making the IAFFE 2021 Annual Conference accessible to as many people as possible to take advantage of the online environment.

Click HERE for registration information and to register for the conference.


Contact Conference Coordinator Andrea Colllins, acollins@iaffe.org, with any questions/concerns.