Online Events


Fireside Chat with Julie Nelson: Reflections on Feminist Economic Methodology and Economics for Humans
Thursday, February 2, 9:00-10:00am EST
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Please join us for our next event in our Fireside Chat series with Julie Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and a founding member of IAFFE. Joyce Jacobsen, Andrews Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University and a former IAFFE President, will discuss with Julie reflections on her work on feminist economic methodology, as well as her most recent book, the second edition of Economics for Humans, in the context of the climate crisis and COVID recovery efforts.

Capitalism, Feminism, and Reproductive Control
Wednesday, February 8, 9:00-10:30am EST 
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The third event in our Feminist Economics of Global Reproductive Justice series will interrogate the relationship between capitalism and reproductive justice, focusing on incentives for reproductive control. As many feminist scholars have argued, having and rearing children yields enormous benefits to the capitalist class. This means that abortion and contraception, as means of controlling the production of children, are not only social and political issues, but also issues of economic importance to the capitalist class. This event will feature an interdisciplinary panel discussing the interests of capital in reproductive control and how those interests interact with other systems of oppression, such as patriarchy and racism. The goal of this discussion is to better understand the ways in which forces of capitalism are at play in efforts to control our reproduction so that we can more effectively counter them in movements for reproductive justice.





[January 6, 2022] Feminist Economics of Global Reproductive Justice: IAFFE Presidential Panel at ASSA

  • Recording will be posted soon. (This was an in person event with hybrid panelists.)
  • Speakers: Opening statement and Moderation: Ipek Ilkkaracan, IAFFE President, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey; Panelists: Caitlyn Myers, Middlebury College, USA; Sherice Janaye Nelson, Director, Jewel Limar Prestage Public Policy, Polling, and Research Center, Southern University and A&M College, Louisiana; Abidemi Fasanmi, Health Policy and Administration/ Preventive Medicine, Department of Public Health, and Preventive Medicine, St. Georges University, Grenada, West Indies; Camila Baron, IDEAS-UNSAM, Argentina; Marcella Corsi, University of Rome – Sapienza, Italy; Rebeca Gomez Betancourt, University of Lyon, France

[December 4, 2022] Intersections of Global Reproductive and Economic Justice in Research and Activism

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  • Speakers: Keynote: Sivananthi Thanenthiran, Executive Director, ARROW; Panel: Giselle Carino, Director and CEO, Fòs Feminista; Sachini Perera, Executive Coordinator, RESURJ; Moderator: Kate Bahn, Chief Economist, Washington Center for Equitable Growth

[June 6, 2022] Joint Feminist Reflection on the Economic Impact of Overturning Roe v. Wade

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  • Speakers: Yana Rodgers, Professor in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Rutgers University; Mayra Pineda-Torres, Incoming Assistant Professor at School of Economics at Georgia Insitute of Technology; Edurne Cárdenas, Feminist activist and lawyer, Former General Director of Institutional Affairs in the Ministry of Woman, Gender and Diversity of Argentina; Moderator: Lygia Sabbag Fares, Core Faculty member, Brooklyn Institute for Social Research




[April 1, 2022] Building Sustained Relationships and Co-Creating Knowledge: Academics in Conversation with Advocates & Activists

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  • Speakers: Laura Alfers, Director, Social Protection Programme, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO); Mary Borrowman, Economist, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW); James Heintz, Andrew Glyn Professor of Economics and Chair, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Director, Economics and Human Rights Program, Political Economy Research Institute; Gaby Oré Aguilar, Program Officer, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund; Corina Rodriguez Enriquez, Researcher, Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Public Policy (CIEPP-CONICET) and Executive Member, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN). Moderator: Radhika Balakrishnan, Professor, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Rutgers University

[January 26, 2022] Seizing the “Moment” for the Global Care Agenda: From Theory to Practice

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  • Speakers: Valeria Esquivel, Employment Policies and Gender Specialist, International Labour Organization, Nancy Folbre, Professor Emerita of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Director, Program on Gender and Care Work, Political Economy Research institute, Emilliene de Leon, Global Alliance for Care, Amar Nijihawan, Women’s Rights Policy & Advocacy Specialist in Economic Justice, Oxfam Canada, Moderator: Mary Borrowman, Economist, International Center for Research on Women




[December 5, 2022] Fireside Book Chat with Edith Kuiper and Ann Mari May: Unearthing the History of Women in Economics

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  • Speakers: Edith Kuiper, Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Economics, State University of New York New Paltz. Her book A Herstory of Economics was published in 2022 by Polity Books. Ann Mari May is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with courtesy appointments in the departments of history, women’s studies, and agricultural economics. Her book Gender and the Dismal Science: Women in the Early Years of the Economics Profession was published in 2022 by Columbia University Press. Moderator: Shraddha Jain, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, India


[November 14, 2022] Fireside Book Chat with Alicia Girón: Economía de la vida. Feminismo, reproducción social y financiarización (in Spanish).


[May 26, 2021] Fireside Chat: The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Economics

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  • Speakers: Günseli Berik and Ebru Kongar, the editors of the new Routledge Handbook of Feminist Economics, published May 24, 2021. Moderator: Rebeca Gomez Betancourt, Unversity of Lyon 2


[May 14, 2021] Fireside Chat: Feminist Economic Perspectives on the Organization of Care in Times of Covid-19

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  • Speakers: Saskia Elise Duijs (Amsterdam UMC), Elena Moore (University of Cape Town), Sara Stevano (SOAS University of London), Nina Teasdale (Glasgow Caledonian University), Giulia Zacchia (Sapienza University of Rome) in conversation with Izaskun Zuazu Bermej (University of Duisburg-Essen)


[April 8, 2021] Fireside Chat: Feminist Economic Perspectives on Mobility and Migration in Times of COVID-19

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  • Speakers: Yueping Song (Renmin University of China), Sarah Gammage (The Nature Conservancy), and Yunju Nam (University of Buffalo), in conversation with Stefania Marchina (Ministry of Economy, Mexico).


[March 4, 2021] Fireside Chat: Feminist Economic Perspectives on the Covid-19 Pandemic

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  • Speakers: Guest editors Naila Kabeer, Shahra Razavi, and Yana van der Meulen Rodgers in conversation with Feminist Economics journal editor Elissa Braunstein.




[May 4, 2022] Improving Data Collection for Gendered Analysis

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  • Speakers: Mayra Buvinic: Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Center for Global Development and Senior Fellow at Data2X; Devaki Jain: Founder of the Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) in New Delhi and founding member of the Indian Association for Women’s Studies (IAWS) as well as Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN); Irene Van Staveren: Professor of Pluralist Development Economics at the Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam; Sharada Srinivasan: Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair in Gender, Justice and Development, University of Guelph; Moderator: Shraddha Jain, Research Scholar, Centre for Development Studies (JNU) Kerala, India



[February 9, 2021] Transformation & Recovery for the Post-COVID-19 World (Part 2)

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  • Speakers: Mary Njeri Kinyanjui, University of Nairobi-IDS, Fatima Outaleb, Union de l’Action Féminine, and Mike Rogan, WIEGO, moderated by Abena Oduro, University of Ghana.

[October 28, 2020] Recovery & Transformation for the Post COVID-19 World (Part 1)

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  • Speakers: Lyn Ossome from Makerere Institute of Social Research, Marcella Corsi from Sapienza University at Rome, and Amanda Shaw, member of the Hawai’i Feminist COVID-19 response team of the Hawai'i State Commission on the Status of Women. 


COVID-19 SERIES (2021)


[June 19, 2020] COVID-19 in Racialized and Marginalized Communities

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  • Panelists: Amie Bishop, OutRight International; Cruz Bueno, State University of New York, New Paltz; Michelle Holder, John Jay College, City University of New York; Judith LeBlanc, Native Organizers Alliance. The event was moderated by Lynda Pickbourn, UMass Amherst.


[June 5, 2020] COVID-19: Inequalities in the Global South

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  • Panelists: Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona (The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights); Ashwini Deshpande (Ashoka University); Ipek Ilkkaracan (Istanbul Technical University); and Abena Oduro (University of Ghana). The discussion was moderated by Naila Kabeer (London School of Economics).


[May 22, 2020] Feminist Political Economy & COVID-19

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  • Panelists: Jennifer Cohen, Miami University; Luiza Nassif Pires, Levy Institute; and Smriti Rao, Assumption College. The discussion was moderated by Radhika Balakrishnan, Rutgers University.


[May 6, 2020] COVID-19 & Feminist Macroeconomics

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  • Panelists: Diane Elson, University of Essex; Jayati Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University; and Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont. The discussion was moderated by Elissa Braunstein, Colorado State University.


[April 15, 2020] Feminist Economics Perspectives on COVID-19

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  • Panelists: Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Jeanine Anderson, Catholic University of Peru; and Naila Kabeer, London School of Economics. The discussion was moderated by James Heintz, UMass Amherst.


IAFFE's online events are organized by the Online Events Planning Members Committee.