Category: Events

Social reproduction as method: pandemic neoliberalism, and reproductive crises of work, life and death

June 2021 – Dr Alessandra Mezzadri is a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at SOAS and holds degrees in Economics from La Sapienza, Rome, and in Development Studies from SOAS She writes and teaches on issues related to inequality and trade; global commodity chains… Continue Reading “Social reproduction as method: pandemic neoliberalism, and reproductive crises of work, life and death”

Universally Invisible: Domestic Workers in India

May 2021 – Avani Chokshi is an Advocate and a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation. SEMINAR SERIES: This social reproduction seminar series is part of the Laws of Social Reproduction project led by Prof. Prabha Kotiswaran, and based at King’s… Continue Reading “Universally Invisible: Domestic Workers in India”

Marshall Plan for Moms: A Conversation with Reshma Saujani

April 2021 – Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code.

Care work without care workers: The vulnerability of India’s women community health volunteers

Jan 2021  How does volunteerism shape the experience of paid care workers in the state? Vrind Marwah discusses vulnerabilities and new ways in which the devaluation of care is being institutionalized, and care as a gendered practice is being naturalized. Speaker: Vrinda Marwah, University of Texas,… Continue Reading “Care work without care workers: The vulnerability of India’s women community health volunteers”

Debates For and Against Wages for Housework

6th March 2021   Indian women spend a disproportionately high number of daily hours on unpaid domestic and care work when compared with Indian men, making such work highly gendered and unequally distributed. An election promise by Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Majam to pay housewives a monthly wage has sparked… Continue Reading “Debates For and Against Wages for Housework”

Symposium on Wages for Housework

4 – 6th March 2021  Women in India spend up to 352 minutes per day on domestic work which is 577 per cent more than men (52 minutes) and at least 40 per cent more than the women in China (234 minutes) and South… Continue Reading “Symposium on Wages for Housework”