Yes, women (can) count: feminist engagements with economy

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Debating feminist critiques of neoliberalism in the context of austerity with Lina Gálvez Muñoz.

Taking advantage of the presence of the feminist economist Lina Gálvez Muñoz at the EUI, GRaSe wishes to invite you to engage in a collective discussion with her where we will widely consider three crucial themes for feminist economists: the relationship between patriarchy and capitalism, which includes issues like the instrumentalisation of the feminist agenda for the furthering of neoliberal goals, the effects of austerity politics on gender relations, and the incomprehension though necessary relation between feminist and antineoliberal advocacy strategies. The relationship between capitalism and body politics, which will focus on the social effects of the distinction between reproduction and production. And lastly the relationship between feminist economy and other emancipatory struggles such as environmentalism, antispecism etc.

Lina Gálvez Muñoz, who did her PhD at the EUI, is Professor of History and Economic Institutions and Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies in the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville. Her research has focused on providing a gender analysis to the organization of work in enterprises and markets, the use of time and unpaid work, themes on which she has published extensively. In 2013 she was commissioned by the United Nations (UNICRI) to conduct a study on the impact of austerity measures on women and gender violence in Southern Europe.