Feminist Political Economy: A Global Perspective

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5:15 pm to 6:45 pm
SOAS - University of London
Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT)

About this event

Sara Stevano, Senior Lecturer in Economics at SOAS, presents her co-authored book Feminist Political Economy: A Global Perspective with a conversation featuring influential feminist political economists at SOAS.

Co-authored with Sara Cantillon and Odile Mackett, the book offers an introduction to key topics in feminist political economy through a global perspective, which is essential to understanding the power relations and hierarchies that shape and sustain contemporary capitalism.

The talk will be introduced by Hannah Bargawi and chaired by Naila Kabeer. 

The event will be followed by a wine reception courtesy of the Wise Centre for Economic Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University


  • Sara Stevano (Senior Lecturer in Economics, SOAS University of London)
  • Odile Mackett (Senior Lecturer in the School of Governance, University of Witwatersrand)
  • Sara Cantillon (Professor of Economics and Director of the Wise Centre for Economic Justice, Glasgow Caledonian University)


  • Alessandra Mezzadri (Reader in Global Development & Political Economy, SOAS University of London)
  • Dzodzi Tsikata (Professor of Development Studies, SOAS University of London)
  • Shirin Rai (Distinguished Research Professor in Politics and International Relations, SOAS University of London)

About the book

Motivated by the rejection of gender-blind approaches in economics feminist political economy provides compelling insights into the relations between the economic, the social and the political in the reproduction of inequality.

Sara Cantillon, Odile Mackett and Sara Stevano have written a much-needed introduction to key topics in feminist political economy, including the global division of labour, social reproduction, child and elder care, the household and intra-household inequalities, labour market inequalities, welfare regimes, the feminization of poverty and economic indicators. 

The authors take a global perspective throughout and engage in debates that are relevant for the Global North and/or the Global South. The book offers readers a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the role of power relations and inequality in the economy and is suitable for a variety of courses in political economy, feminism, gender studies, economics, social policy and development studies.

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