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Decolonizing Economics?Opening Up Economics to New Voices and Perspectives

November 5, 2021 | In-person and via Zoom

Recent discussions have called for some reforms to economics, to promote more equal representation in terms of identity, more openness in terms of theoretical and methodological approach, and to tackle the historically produced Eurocentrism in our field and its claim to neutrality and universality ( The Program for Gender Analysis in Economics in the Department of Economics will host a conference and workshops on these issues in the teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses, with the objective of stimulating awareness and debate on different forms of exclusion that occur in the teaching of economics, and ways that we can work to diversify and decolonize economics curriculum/teaching.


1:00-1:45, MGC 200
Kick Off
Dr. Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe, President,
Women's Institute for Science, Equity, and Race
1:45 – 2:45, MGC 200
Panel on Graduate Teaching
Glen Kwende, AU PhD student, economics
Nataly Rendon, PGAE Global Scholar
Professor Nathan Larson, PhD Director, AU Economics
Dr. Gisela Carrasco-Miro, consultant
2:45 – 3:00
Health Break
3:00 – 4:00, MGC 200
Panel on Undergraduate Teaching
Professor Mary Hansen, Economics
Undergraduate student group: Samantha Jacobs,
Stevie Marvin, Areeba Yasin
Professor Horace Bartilow, School of International Service
4:00 – 5:00, MGC 245 & MGC 247
Concurrent Workshops
Graduate and Undergraduate:
Building a Tool Kit for Economics Teaching
5:00 – 6:00, MGC 128
Dessert Reception

Presented by the Program for Gender Analysis in Economics in the Department of Economics