Note: For the summer of 2011, I am an intern at Reuters. This site, obviously, is personal, and any opinions are mine alone.
About Economic Woman
This blog is an attempt to bridge two blogging solitudes: economics and feminism.
As an undergraduate econ student, I was thrilled to discover a vital community of blogging economists. Most of my lectures were dry and out of date, but blogosphere was relevant, lively and teeming with questions and perspectives that I had never considered. In the wake of the death of the faculty lunch room, blogs have given the discipline space to throw around research as it happens, and given everyone a ring-side seat on the creation of modern economic theory.
Feminism’s third wave is also alive and kicking on the internet. I keep up with an international network of inspiring, ambitious women strategizing for change.
Sometimes the same topics pop up on both sides of my RSS reader. But economic bloggers and feminist bloggers rarely meet, virtually or otherwise. I am trying to build a point of intersection because I think we have a few things to learn from each other.
That said, over time, this blog’s focus has expanded a bit. You can read more about that here.
I’m a freelance journalist, but in 2010/11 I’m taking eight months out to complete an MA in Economic Policy at McMaster University. (Incidentally, it’s a really cool program, and if you’re thinking about grad school I’d be happy to email about why I picked this one.) I have a more complete bio over on my professional website.