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BUSO professor Caroline Shenaz Hossein featured speaker on capitalism for University of London event

BUSO professor Caroline Shenaz Hossein featured speaker on capitalism for University of London event

Caroline Shenaz Hossein, York University associate professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), is one of three speakers for a virtual event hosted by SOAS University of London, March 24.

professor Caroline Hossein
Caroline Shenaz Hossein

"Social Reproduction, Financial Exclusion and Alternatives" runs from 12 to 1:30 p.m. EST over Zoom, and will explore how in 21st-century capitalism, finance and debt are becoming ubiquitous aspects of life across all countries of the world economy.

Deepening and emerging financialized realities pose critical questions for feminists. How are patterns of financial inclusion and exclusion gendered and racialized? How does unequal access to credit shape inequalities of gender, race and class? How can feminist analysis contribute to understandings of debt? What are the alternatives?

In this webinar, a panel of feminist scholars and activists on (digital) financial inclusion, debt and financial cooperatives across informal and popular economies will address these key questions exploring power relations and struggles in the time of global financialization of the everyday.

The speakers include:


  • Caroline Shenaz Hossein (York University, Canada)
  • Serena Natile (Warwick University)
  • VerĂ³nica Gago and Luci Cavallero (Universidad de Buenos Aires, NiUnaMenos)

The speakers will be in conversation with Alessandra Mezzadri, Hannah Bargawi and Sara Stevano (from SOAS).

The talk will take place over Zoom (meeting ID: 957 8810 8675 and passcode: SOASEcon21), and sign-in will be required to join. It will also be live-streamed on the SOAS Economics Facebook page. The webinar is co-organized by SOAS Economics, SOAS Development Studies and the Global Feminist Political Economy Group @SOAS.

This article originally appeared in Yfile on March 16, 2021.

Be sure to read Caroline's National Post article "Banking co-ops run by Black women have a longtime legacy of helping people" which has nearly 4 million reads!