'The Politics of Performing Diverse Economies'

Series Name 90th Anniversary Celebration - Annual Geography Lecture
Speaker Professor Katherine Gibson, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Type Lectures & Talks
When 12 Mar 2014, 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Venue Lecture Theatre 1, Ken Edwards Building
Open To Public
For Bookings Contact Dr Jenny Pickerill, 0116 252 3836, jp109@le.ac.uk or Professor P Kraftl, 0116 252 5242, pk123@le.ac.uk

90th Anniversary Celebration - Annual Geography Lecture The Politics of Performing Diverse Economies

Katherine Gibson is Professorial Fellow in the Institute of Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney. She is a co-founder of the Community Economies Collective which is an international network of researchers interested in building ethical economies for the future. An economic geographer by training, she has directed action research projects with communities interested in alternative economic development pathways in Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the Philippines.

In 2008 she made a 50 minute film on social enterprise development as a local development strategy in the Philippines. Her books with the late Julie Graham, published under the authorship of J.K. Gibson-Graham, include The End of Capitalism (As We Knew It): A Feminist Critique of Political Economy and A Postcapitalist Politics. They enjoy an international readership and have been translated into Chinese, Spanish, Turkish and Korean. Her most recent book co-authored with Jenny Cameron and Stephen Healy is entitled Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide For Transforming Communities and is published by University of Minnesota Press in 2013.