Category: Microfinance

Study finds microfinance can help, even if goals aren’t met

Pictured is Erin Beck.

Editor’s Note: Erin Beck is a long-time CSWS affiliate and co-coordinator of the CSWS Américas Research Interest Group.
Source: Study finds microfinance can help, even if goals aren’t met | Around the O
August 7, 2017—UO political scientist Erin Beck thinks development organizations aren’t asking the right questions if they want to truly understand what the money […]

Lamia Karim’s book Microfinance and Its Discontents published in a Korean edition

Dr. Lamia Karim’s book Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) recently came out in a Korean edition (Maybooks, 2015).
The book is a radical critique of the effects of microfinance NGOs, including the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh that went onto win the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. Through ethnographic […]

Working Futures: Perspectives on Labor from the Global South

[ May 27, 2016; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Browsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Economic globalization has fundamentally reshaped class and gender dynamics around the world. It has brought millions of young women to work in urban industrial and service sectors, introducing new social roles, aspirations, and modes of precarity. In the industrial sector, labor has become increasingly militant in its demands for decent […]

CSWS Research Matters Spring 2014: Erin Beck

Spring 2014 CSWS Research Matters:
“In Guatemala: Everyday Practices and Experiences of Development through Women’s Eyes,” by Erin Beck, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon Department of Political Science
Political science professor Erin Beck’s ethnographic study of women in Guatemala who are enrolled in programs of non-governmental organizations with contrasting styles shows that “development is an emergent process […]

The Hidden Ways Microfinance Hurts Women

The Hidden Ways Microfinance Hurts Women | Brandeis Magazine.
Lamia Karim’s book, Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh, (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) is featured in the Fall 2012/ Winter 2013 issue of Brandeis Magazine. An associate professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon and the former associate director of the Center […]

CSWS Associate DIrector Lamia Karim to Co-Chair NSF Seminar on Microfinance

Microfinance: Assessing the Economic and Cultural Implications of Microfinance on Poverty from Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Research Team Short Seminar
September 25–27, 2012
School of Advanced Research (SAR)
Santa Fe, N.M.
Milford Bateman, Chair, Visiting Professor of Economics, University of Juraj Dobrila Pula, Croatia and Freelance Consultant
Lamia Karim, Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon
This is an international research team […]