March 11, 2021
Join us for the sixty-eighth session of LUMS Live: Three Faces of Agency in Feminist Economics: Capabilities, Empowerment and Citizenship
In this session, Professor Naila Kabeer will be discussing the three faces of agency in feminist economics and their implications for gender equality in the 21st century.
Dr. Kabeer is the Professor of Gender and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests include gender, poverty, social exclusion, labour markets and livelihoods, social protection and citizenship, and much of her research is focused on South and South East Asia. She is a leading feminist economist who has had a major impact on global thinking on gender, empowerment and citizenship.
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm (PKT)
Hosted in collaboration with the Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre (MHRC), as part of their Mahbub ul Haq Distinguished Lectures 2021, the session will be moderated by Dr. Sohela Nazneen and Dr. Nida Kirmani.
Join us for this interesting conversation!
Profiles of Panelists
Dr. Naila Kabeer
Dr. Kabeer is Professor of Gender and Development at the Department of Gender Studies and Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to this, she was Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at London University and a Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex to which she is still associated as an Emeritus Fellow. Dr. Kabeer has a PhD and an undergraduate degree, both from LSE. Her research interests include gender, poverty, social exclusion, labour markets and livelihoods, social protection and citizenship and much of her research is focused on South and South East Asia. Dr. Kabeer is currently involved in ERSC-DIFD Funded Research Projects on Gender and Labour Market dynamics in Bangladesh and India.
Dr. Sohela Nazneen
Dr. Nazneen holds a PhD in Development Studies and a Masters in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex. She is currently a Research Fellow at IDS and leads its work on gender and politics. Her research focuses on the politics of gender equality policy, feminist movements, women’s empowerment and violence against women in South Asia and sub Saharan Africa. Dr. Nazneen has worked as a consultant, designing gender and development interventions and gender policy analysis for the FAO, UNDP, SDC, Irish Aid, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation among others. Her book, Negotiating Gender Equality in the Global South was published by Routledge in 2019.
Dr. Nida Kirmani
Dr. Kirmani is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS. Previously she was Faculty Director of the Saida Waheed Gender Initiative and is currently convenor of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor. She completed her PhD in 2007 from the University of Manchester in Sociology. Dr. Kirmani has published widely on issues related to gender, Islam, women’s movements, development and urban studies in India and Pakistan and is a public intellectual who regularly comments on current events and social issues for the national and international press. Her book, Questioning ‘the Muslim Woman’ Identity and Insecurity in an Urban Indian Locality, was published in 2013 by Routledge. Her current research focuses on urban violence, gender and insecurity in the area of Lyari in Karachi.