Studies in National and International Development

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Thursday, October 13, 2016
Mac-Corry D 214, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Caroline Hossein​
Assistant Professor of Business and Society in the Department of Social Science, York University

Politicized Microfinance: Money, Power and Violence in the Black Americas

Abstract:
Dr Caroline Hossein explores the politics, histories and social prejudices that have shaped the legacy of micro-banking in countries such as Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad. Working from a feminist perspective, Hossein’s analysis is rooted in original qualitative data and offers multiple solutions that prioritize the needs of marginalized and historically oppressed people of African descent.

More can be found at: http://www.utppublishing.com/Politicized-Microfinance-Money-Power-and-Violence-in-the-Black-Americas.html

Bio:
Caroline Shenaz Hossein is an Assistant Professor of Business and Society in the Department of Social Science at York University in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of Politicized Microfinance: Money, Power and Violence in the Black Americas (University of Toronto Press). She is an executive member at the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diaspora and the Centre for Feminist Research at York University. She holds a PhD in Political Science and Gender and Women Studies from the University of Toronto, an MPA from Cornell University, an LL.B from the University of Kent at Canterbury, and BA from Saint Mary's University (Halifax). She was a Fulbright Fellow at the Caribbean Policy and Research Institute and at the University of West Indies-Mona, Jamaica as well as a visiting fellow at INURED-Haiti, University of Guyana, Polanyi Institute for Political Economy at Concordia. In addition to her academic qualifications, Hossein has had a decade of full-time professional experience in global non-profits, including managing a community bank in Niger, West Africa.

Dr Caroline SHenaz Hossein will have copies of her book, Politicized Microfinance: Money, Power, and Violence in the Black Americas for sale. 

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D214

​Free and open to the public.