Join the YSI Gender and Economics WG @ IAFFE 2020

The YSI Gender and Economics Working Group together with IAFFE is organizing the pre-conference workshop for young scholars at the 29th IAFFE Conference. The workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for young scholars working on themes related to gender and economics to meet both senior feminist scholars as well as other young scholars from around the world and to discuss with them about the most pressing issues within our research field.

The pre-conference will comprise of two parts: the first, aimed at exposing participants to central types of thought and research in feminist economics, the second, to allow participants to actively engage in dialog with questions and issues raised in the first part.

Thematic groups will be oriented to cover some of the following areas:

Feminist Economics from Latin America
Labor Market
Care work
Human rights

After a series of short lectures on these topics delivered by senior scholars, all attendees will divide in smaller thematic groups in order to have an in-depth discussion.

In addition, during the IAFFE conference, the YSI Gender and Economics Working Group will organize a session to discuss the life and work of underrecognized Latin American scholars who worked or works on Gender and Economics. Please kindly note that this is not a paper session. If you wish to present a paper as well, please submit your work directly to IAFFE before March 15th.

Finally, the YSI Gender and Economics working group is also planning to facilitate a conversation on teaching and learning Gender and Economics at the University.

Please join and share your experiences!

Who can participate and how?

This call is open to undergraduate students, master’s students, PhD students, early career scholars as well as people doing research work in non-academic positions.

Young scholars are invited to submit a short statement describing their work in any of the thematic areas mentioned above (400 words) and share a reflection on a situation in which they experienced tension between their area of research and lived experiences. In addition, they will have to either share a reflection about the challenges of teaching and learning feminist economics (300 words) OR propose the name of Latin American feminist who works or worked on the field of gender and economics (300 words).

Finally, we would like to hear why attending the IAFFE Conference and the YSI Gender and Economic Working Groups activities is important for you, and what do you expect to get from this experience.

Find all the information about how to apply here:

Is there any funding available?

Some travel grants will be available for young scholars who want to participate in the workshop and the conference. Registering at the conference is mandatory for attending the pre-conference. Please note that unfortunately we cannot cover conference fees.