“Envisioning feminist economics strategies for an equitable and sustainable world” is the theme of the 2023 conference of the International Association For Feminist Economics (IAFFE) that ACEIR will host at the University of Cape Town on 5 - 8 July 2022.
The conference theme recognises the contributions that feminist economists have made to developing and advancing understandings of alternative economic frameworks and strategies that are aimed at reducing inequalities within and between countries, and achieving gender and social justice and environmental sustainability. Many countries are experiencing economic turmoil and social tension due to worsening inequality and poverty and environmental stress. In addition, there is a backlash against feminist issues. The current situation raises the question of what can be done to attain an equitable and sustainable world.
This conference brings together academics, practitioners, advocacy groups and policy makers from around the world to present their visions of what a world defined by the principles of feminist economics would look like. The conference will facilitate deliberations on alternative theoretical frameworks and empirical evidence regarding strategies adopted by feminists. It will provide a space for debates on policy proposals on what steps are and could be taken to realise these visions.
This conference will provide a forum for scholarship and inquiry that recognises the methodological pluralism of the field of feminism. We define our field broadly and welcome research that brings a feminist lens to topics both micro and macro, local and global. We invite you to join us for this in-person (with hybrid access) conference, hosted by IAFFE and ACEIR in Cape Town, South Africa.
We accept paper, poster, session and panel proposals that engage with links between theory and action on these topics as well as on a broader range of feminist inquiry into economic phenomena. Proposals with an interdisciplinary lens are especially welcome.
SUBMISSIONS: The submission portal will open in mid-December 2022. Abstracts (400 words max.) must be submitted online via the IAFFE website. Submissions can be made for individual papers, posters, organised sessions of papers, or panels and roundtables.
Submissions can be made in English, French or Spanish. We expect to have simultaneous interpretation provided for conference plenaries and selected sessions.
Participants are limited to one paper presentation and one roundtable/panel appearance. Additional co-authored papers are allowed only if they are presented by the co-author. These limitations allow maximum participation by all members wishing to participate.