Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, 95.9 FM and WOL Live Stream, December 9. 2021, 10:30 am EDT, for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week Vernon interviews Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein, associate professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and founder of Diverse Solidarity Economies (DiSE) Collective. Vernon and Dr. Shenaz Hossein will discuss her research on solidarity economies, the Black social economy, and the work of DiSE to build strong and just communities for Black and racialized people.
Dr. Shenaz Hossein is Associate Professor of Global Development and Political Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough. She is founder of Diverse Solidarity Economies (DiSE) Collective pushing for equitable economies. She holds an Ontario Early Researcher Award (2018-2023) and her project “African origins in the Social Economy” was funded by the SSHRC (2017-2020). Dr. Hossein is an elected board member to the International Association of Feminist Economics, academic advisor at Oxford University Press and an editorial board member to the U.N. Task Force for the Social and Solidarity Economy. Dr. Hossein is the author of Politicized Microfinance (2016), co-author to Critical Introduction to Business and Society (2017) and editor of The Black Social Economy (2018), as well as numerous book chapters and articles, and she has a forthcoming co-edited book Community Economies in the Global South by Oxford University Press.