Ana V. Portocarrero wins Association of Social Economics award
Winner of the William R. Waters Research Grant for her research into the links between food insecurity, trade policies and climate change in Nicaragua
The William R. Waters Research Grant provides support for emerging scholars—those conducting PhD dissertation research, postdoctoral research, and those scholars below the rank of Associate Professor.
Portocarrero Lacoya won the award for her project entitled 'An Emancipatory Feminist Economics View of Food, Trade, and Climate Change: The Case of Nicaragua'. In it, she will explore the links between food insecurity, trade policies and climate change in Nicaragua, from an emancipatory feminist economic perspective.
She will be conducting policy analysis of key national and international policies, qualitative interviews with key informants, and an ethnography in two peasant women organizations.
An inspiration for this project, she writes, 'is the work of social, political and feminist economists that…describe[e]the economy as something transformable, and pointing out the relevance of paying special attention to ethics, values and beliefs when analyzing and constructing it'.