IEJ: Call for Applications: Feminist Economics Summer School 2022

Institute for Economic Justice
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 29 October, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Other

Feminist Economics Summer School (FESS)
23 - 28 January 2022

Theme: Care and Economic Crisis: History, Theory, and Methodology in Feminist Economics

Call for Applications

The IEJ is calling for applications for the Feminist Economics Summer School.

The IEJ is an activist economic policy think tank based in South Africa. It provides policymakers and progressive social forces in South Africa and Africa with access to rigorous economic analysis, and policy options, as a basis for concrete interventions. These interventions aim to advance social justice and reduce inequality, promote equitable economic development that realises socioeconomic rights, and foster a thriving, democratic, environmentally sustainable, and inclusive economy that places the needs of the majority at the centre. In doing so, it recognises the need to change the landscape of economic knowledge production, challenge economic orthodoxies, and position excluded voices at the heart of economic decision-making.

Feminist Economics Summer School (FESS)

IEJ hosted the inaugural FESS in January 2020 in a highly successful 10-day event held in Johannesburg, that brought together 20 participants from academia, civil society, and government, with lectures facilitated by leading feminist economists and specialists in the field. 

The forthcoming Summer School will again take place in Johannesburg between 16 and 21 January 2022 and shall broaden the scope of participation to include interested applicants from the region. The FESS responds to gaps in the use of feminist approaches to the study and practice of economics. Our primary aim is to equip scholars, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners with theoretical, practical, and methodological tools for feminist understandings of the political economy and analysis of economic policy. A related aim is to build a critical mass of scholars and practitioners versed in the method of feminist economics.

The FESS will take a more focused thematic scope – Care and Economic Crisis: History, Theory, and Methodology in Feminist Economics – on the relationship between the care economy and economic crisis as a basis for exploring broader questions in the history, theory, and method of feminist economics.

For more information, read our concept note here.

The Summer School will be an in-person event with strict observance of COVID-19 safety protocol.

Participants’ eligibility criteria: 

Eligible participants should:

  • Have a Masters’ degree in economics; 
  • Be an economist and/or feminist economics practitioner; and
  • Be based in any African country.

We particularly encourage applications from women from underrepresented communities (including ethnic, racial, sexual orientation, disability, origin, religion, employment status etc.).

Application process:

The application should include:

  • A 500-word abstract outlining a potential long-term research or advocacy project (which may be an essay, journal article, policy proposal, popular material, advocacy strategy, book chapter, and educational material) on the relationship between care and the economy, which the applicant will begin to develop within the school. The abstract should reflect area of work and/or research interest, and should have a place-specific focus on a country/region. We aim to ensure participation of non-academics and early-stage researchers and shall provide various kinds of support to shortlisted candidates, including technical support in developing the abstract, and financial assistance to cover costs of attending the School;
  • An up-to-date CV;
  • A brief bio (300 words); and
  • A letter of recommendation. 

Applications should be made via: https://forms.gle/7R8e1Vjt6BhuLrHw5 . For queries, contact applications@iej.org.za. No applications will be accepted by email nor replied to. 

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