Dr. Laura Parisi (Dept. of Women’s Studies, UVic)
Tuesday, March 8th, International Women’s Day, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at Solstice Cafe (529 Pandora Avenue)
Admission is $4 for Wayward School members ($8 non-members)
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Victoria Women’s Transition House Community Education Program
Two defining characteristics of neo-liberal economic and political globalization are the feminization of the international division of labor as well as the feminization of poverty. This suggests that there is an important relationship between gender and the global political economy. This talk explores this relationship by looking at productive, reproductive, and virtual (or symbolic) economies and how they intersect with gender, race, class, and sexualities. In addition, we will take a critical look at the notion of “feminization of poverty ” in order to illustrate how these intersections play out in development policy and practice.
Dr. Laura Parisi is an assistant professor in the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Victoria where she teaches classes on gender and international human rights, gender and development, and globalization and resistance. She has also participated in many United Nations activities and events related to women’s human rights. Her most recent publication that encapsulates her expertise in the areas mentioned above is “Reclaiming Spaces of Resistance: Women’s Human Rights and Global Restructuring” in Gender and Global Restructuring: Sightings, Sites and Resistances, 2nd ed., edited by Marianne H. Marchand and Anne Sisson Runyan, eds. (London and New York: Routledge, 2011).