Caroline Shenaz Hossein

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science, York University

Hossein is currently an assistant professor of business and society in the Department of Social Science at York University. She is also a research associate in the Centre for Feminist Research and an executive member at the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa & its Diaspora at York University. Her research investigates the social economy, and economic development in urban communities. To study the subject, she has performed extensive field work in Africa, as well as in the African diaspora in Canada and the Caribbean. Hossein earned a PhD in political science and gender and women studies at the University of Toronto, an MPA at Cornell University, an LLB at the University of Kent at Canterbury and a BA at Saint Mary’s University. Previous to joining York University, Hossein was a U.S. Fulbright Fellow at the Caribbean Policy & Research Institute and at the University of West Indies-Mona, Jamaica. Her first book, Politicized Microfinance: Money, Power and Violence in the Black Americas, is under review with the University of Toronto Press.

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Africa, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Grenada, Benin, Togo

Keywords: poverty , women and gender Issues , Africa and its diaspora, social economy, NGOs, non-profits, community economic development