Interest in establishing an interdisciplinary feminist political economy network in the UK has been expressed at several recent events, including the 2013 SGIR/EISA conference held in Warsaw in September 2013 (which featured a 9-panel section on Feminist Global Political Economy) and the postgraduate conference held during the same month on Gender, Neoliberalism, and Financial Crisis at the University of York.
The tremendous success of these events has made it clear that the most recent global financial crisis has created an opening for renewed discussions about the complex and multifaceted ways in which gender relations are being conditioned by, and in turn condition, politico-economic processes within the UK and globally.
Building on the momentum of these one-off events, the goal of FEM-PEN is to facilitate a more sustained conversation among feminist political economists within the UK by creating opportunities for academics and practitioners to develop and present new projects and research. In so doing, it will also build links across institutions and facilitate collaboration among scholars interested in the shifting terrain of gendered political economy.
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