SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

The Feminist Economics of COVID-19 (webinar)

Sara Stevano, SOAS University of London

Date: 16 April 2020Time: 3:00 PM

Finishes: 16 April 2020Time: 4:00 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Virtual Webinar

This is part of a webinar series co-organised by the SOAS Department of Economics and the SOAS Open Economics Forum. The aim of the series is to provide a critical perspective to the recent economic developments related to the COVID-19 crisis.

Speaker: Sara Stevano, SOAS University of London

Moderator: Latifahaida Binti Abdul Latif, SOAS University of London

This webinar provides a feminist economic analysis of the COVID-19 crisis. By focusing on the household and the organisation of work – two central categories in feminist economic thinking – the talk sketches an analysis of how the situation was prior to the pandemic and how it has changed with COVID-19. It postulates that the crisis is reinforcing the privatisation of social reproduction, with significant implications for gender, class and race inequalities. The pandemic is also reconfiguring what is considered to be essential work and its value and, although the essential workers are currently exposed to significant health risks, this bears a transformative potential that should inform feminist responses.

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The Feminist Economics of COVID-19

Organiser: Yannis Dafermos, Sara Stevano, Marie Hyllested Meyle, Anna Vergnano and Glennie Moore

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