Women's History Seminars

Feminist Economics

Boston Seminar Series on the History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

These papers begin a conversation on the intersection of the study of the women’s liberation movement with the history of capitalism. Danielle Dumaine’s paper “Sisterhood of Debt: Feminist Credit Unions, Community, and Women’s Liberation” examines the role of feminist credit unions in the women’s liberation movement. Julie Enszer’s paper, "'a feminist understanding of economics based on a revolutionary set of values': Feminist Economic Theories and Practices" looks at the feminist organizations that created the feminist economic network.


Danielle L. Dumaine, University of Connecticut

Julie R. Enszer, University of Mississippi


Juliet B. Schor, Boston College

The Boston Seminar Series on the History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality—cosponsored by the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—offers scholars and students an opportunity to discuss new research on any aspect of the history of women and gender in the United States, without chronological limitation.

To RSVP and for more information: e-mail seminars@masshist.org or call (617) 646-0579.

Registered participants may access the papers online at the Massachusetts Historical Society website.