CSWS faculty affiliate Lamia Karim, an associate professor in the University of Oregon Department of Anthropology, received a Post-Ph.D. Research Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research to conduct ethnographic research on post-industrial workers in the global apparel industry in Bangladesh.
Her project is entitled “After Work: Life in the Shadows of Capital in Bangladesh.”
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 […]
Dr. Lamia Karim will deliver the keynote address at the 43rd Annual Western Departments of Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Research Conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Santa Clara University. This conference is the oldest such conference in the country. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum […]
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Economic globalization has fundamentally reshaped class and gender dynamics around the world. It has brought millions of young women to work in urban industrial and service sectors, introducing new social roles, aspirations, and modes of precarity. In the industrial sector, labor has become increasingly militant in its demands for decent […]
November 17, 2015—Lamia Karim, an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon, has been named a 2016-17 Fellow at the International Research Center “Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History” at Humboldt University in Berlin (IGK re:work) to complete her book manuscript Becoming Labor: Life Cycles of Female Garment […]
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UO professor’s book looks at problems of microfinance
The dark side of microfinance is explored in a new book by Lamia Karim, the associate director of the University of Oregon’s Center for the Study of Women in Society.
“Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh” offers a […]