Black women, Feminist Economics and Black Economic Thought: a postcolonial look

Luciane Lucas dos Santos (CES/UFSB)

September 9, 2019, 17h00

Room 2, CES | Alta


This seminar debates the often missing perspectives of black women in Feminist Economics field, despite of some efforts to address this issue by scholars such as Cecilia Rio, Rose Brewer, Cecilia Konrad and Mary King. Having this absence in mind, I argue that we need to analyse three specific issues: 1) the mismatch between struggle agendas as to white Western women and black women from the South; 2) the way social and racial inequalities have been handled in academic theories on economics, particularly in political economy; 3) some clue about an agenda most in line with black women's concerns in the South besides the oft-repeated myth of development reaffirmed by multilateral agencies. This seminar also debates the need for a more specific framework in Postcolonial Economics and decolonial studies on the economy.

This seminar happens within DECIDe Research Group

Bio note
Luciane Lucas dos Santos
is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, co-coordinating the Research Group on Democracy, Citizenship and Law (DECIDe). She takes part in the PhD Programme in Democracy in the 21st century (CES/UC) as collaborative lecturer and integrates the Study Group on Solidarity Economy at CES (ECOSOL/CES). She holds a PhD in Communication and Culture from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2004). She has worked as senior lecturer for almost 20 years, having had a long academic career at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. Her research interests are: postcolonial studies on Economics, Feminist Economics, Feminist Aesthetics, Afroeuropean women, and Community Economies.