Amaia Pérez Orozco, PhD
Amaia Pérez Orozco holds a PhD in International Economics and Development from the Complutense University, Madrid (2005). Her dissertation focused on identifying diverse schools of Feminist Economics thought. She has been doing research and training on gender and economic issues for 14 years (critique of development models, social organization of care, welfare states, migration processes, global care chains…). Currently she is focused on developing a feminist understanding of the multidimensional crisis and of the possible responses to it, trying to dialogue with other critical perspectives, such as de-colonial thought, degrowth, social ecologism and (neo)marxism. She tries to coherently intersect her political activist work and her professional career. She is actively involved in social movements, particularly in the feminist movement and in heterodox economics networks. She will be publishing her new work Feminist subversion of the economy (Traficantes de Sueños) in spring 2014. Among her earlier publications: Perspectivas feministas de la economía. El caso de los cuidados (2006, Consejo Económico y Social), Global Care Chains. Towards a Rights Based Global Care Regime (2010, UN Women).