For Young & Early Career Scholars

IAFFE's Young Scholars Committee is a vibrant and inclusive community dedicated to creating a welcoming and supportive space for those who self-identify as early-career researchers or are new to the world of feminist economics. We understand that navigating the academic landscape can be challenging, and we're here to help you connect with like-minded individuals who share your interests and aspirations.

These are some of the programs and initiatives we have in store to foster a sense of community and collaboration:

  • Online Events: The Young Scholars Committee, in collaboration with the Online Events Committee, organizes a variety of events tailored for young and early career scholars. These events aim to facilitate engaging dialogues, provide support, and integrate participants into the IAFFE community.
  • Monthly Reading Group: Engage in stimulating discussions with your peers by participating in our Monthly Reading Group. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore key texts and delve deeper into the world of feminist economics. Stay tuned for details on upcoming sessions.
  • Mentorship Program: We are currently piloting our Mentorship Program, which aims to connect early career scholars with experienced mentors in the field. This mentorship provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights, guidance, and support as you progress in your academic and professional journey.

To stay updated on our programs and announcements, please complete this form. We look forward to having you as part of our growing community and working together to advance IAFFE’s mission.


 Young Scholar Star of the Month: February 2024

Name: Stefania Tapia Marchina
Country of origin: Mexico
Recently published paper: Valorisation of capital and the externalisation of social reproduction in an era of rising economic inequality. May 2023 in Journal of Economic Issues, 28 (Part 1, 2023):17-29

Tell us about your conference participation, any recognition received, community service (through CSOs or independently), or achievements. 
I am an external consultant for UNDP, and support the EQUANOMICS Global Learning Lab which aims to equip UNDP economists with the knowledge and skills to support governments, and their work building gender-equal economies through a feminist lens.

Tell us something we don't know about you? 
I love hiking during my free time, I've actually summited the highest mountain in the contiguous US, Mt. Whitney, and the highest volcano in Mexico, Pico de Orizaba.

Who inspires you in your line of work?
Feminist activists that have created the legacy from which we can now continue to work to promote women's rights.

How long have you been with IAFFE and the Young Scholars Committee?
I've been in IAFFE since 2020, as well as with the YSC since it was created in the Spring of 2020.

Where do you see YSC in the next 5 years?
I see the committee with new names and faces that are taking the lead each year into the YSC's mission, creating new programs and constantly giving a fresh spirit to the committee. The goal is to develop a rotation of generations that grows with the organization, from membership to committee involvement, all the way to being part of the Board.

Where can we find you?
Follow on X: @FanyMarchina