Speaker addresses ‘Macho Economy’

For immediate release: April 5, 2012

BLOOMSBURG — Susan Feiner, professor of economics and women and gender studies at the University of Southern Maine (USM), will speak on “The New/Old Macho Economy” Friday, April 13, at 1 p.m. in Bloomsburg University’s McCormick Center, room 1303. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Susan Feiner Feiner, director of USM’s women and gender studies program since 2003, is considered one of the founding scholars in the field of feminist economics. She teaches courses on gender and economics, feminism and Marxism and political economy, as well as required courses in the women’s and gender studies program.

She has written about gender and race bias in economics education, U.S. economic history, psychoanalysis and economics, and religion and economics. She is the editor, co-editor or author of publications including “Race and Gender in the American Economy,” “Radical Economics,” “Out of the Margins” and her most recent book, “Liberating Economics: Feminist Perspectives on Families.” Other articles by Feiner, who earned a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts, have appeared in journals such as Gender and Society, The Journal of Economic Education, The Cambridge Journal of Economics and Feminist Economics.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.