Nancy Folbre to present inaugural McKay Lecture

29 March 2016

Professor Folbre

Professor Folbre

Pre-eminent feminist economist Professor Nancy Folbre will present the inaugural McKay Lecture at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). This annual lecture has been established in memory of the late GCU Professor of Economics Ailsa McKay.

Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Professor Folbre will explore the interface between political economy and feminist theory.

The free lecture, entitled ‘The political economy of patriarchal capitalism’, will be held at GCU on Wednesday, May 11.

Professor Folbre’s work focuses on economics and the family, non-market work and the economics of care.

She has published numerous books on topics including gender in historical economics, care-sector policies in the US, education, the political economy of parenting and the labour sphere within families.

In 1998, for her research work, Professor Folbre received a five-year fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation, also referred to as the ‘genius grant’.

The McKay Professorial Lecture, hosted by GCU’s WiSE Research Centre, will be followed by a wine reception and the launch of a book, ‘Feminist Economics and Public Policy: Reflections on the work and impact of Ailsa McKay’, edited by Dr Jim Campbell and Morag Gillespie and published by Routledge.

The lecture takes place on Wednesday, May 11 at 4pm in the Deeprose Lecture Theatre. To register, please visit the Eventbrite site.