Dr. Lamia Karim’s book Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) recently came out in a Korean edition (Maybooks, 2015).
The book is a radical critique of the effects of microfinance NGOs, including the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh that went onto win the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. Through ethnographic […]
Spring 2014 CSWS Research Matters:
“In Guatemala: Everyday Practices and Experiences of Development through Women’s Eyes,” by Erin Beck, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon Department of Political Science
Political science professor Erin Beck’s ethnographic study of women in Guatemala who are enrolled in programs of non-governmental organizations with contrasting styles shows that “development is an emergent process […]
The Hidden Ways Microfinance Hurts Women | Brandeis Magazine.
Lamia Karim’s book, Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh, (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) is featured in the Fall 2012/ Winter 2013 issue of Brandeis Magazine. An associate professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon and the former associate director of the Center […]
Microfinance: Assessing the Economic and Cultural Implications of Microfinance on Poverty from Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Research Team Short Seminar
September 25–27, 2012
School of Advanced Research (SAR)
Santa Fe, N.M.
Milford Bateman, Chair, Visiting Professor of Economics, University of Juraj Dobrila Pula, Croatia and Freelance Consultant
Lamia Karim, Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon
This is an international research team […]
Sebastian Strangio: Is Microfinance Pushing The World’s Poorest Even Deeper Into Poverty? | The New Republic.
December 14, 2011—CSWS Associate Director Lamia Karim quoted in The New Republic:
…“Skepticism of microfinance and its benefits, meanwhile, has migrated to the academy as well. Lamia Karim, an anthropologist at the University of Oregon and the author of […]
UO Today #473: Lamia Karim
UO Today week of August 8, 2011:
Lamia Karim, Anthropology and Associate Director of CSWS, discusses her forthcoming book Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh, the first feminist critique of the much-lauded microcredit process in Bangladesh. She describes the adverse effects of the microcredit system. Watch it online.