The current financial crisis opens up new debates regarding gender, economic development, and the politics of neoliberalism. Whilst there are movements to challenge the free market orthodoxy, it is striking how neoliberal principles are embedded at every level of governance, from local councils, to national governments, to international institutions. Moreover, the disproportional impact of the financial crisis on women, magnified by the policies of austerity and state withdrawal, is a phenomenon visible today across contexts. The current context of instability and inequality highlights the intersectionality of gender, social, and economic justice for the pursuit of human-centered development.
This conference aims to bring together postgraduates and early career researchers who study the relationship between gender, development, and political economy. It is an interdisciplinary conference, inviting researchers from women/ gender studies, development, politics, sociology, economics, philosophy, and other related disciplines.