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The Register-Guard BOOK NOTES: Readings, events, workshops, etc.

BOOK NOTES: Readings, events, workshops, etc..
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 […]

Lamia Karim Interviewed by Wall Street Journal Reporter for Her Expertise on Microfinance

March 8, 2011: Court Upholds Yunus Sacking from Grameen — Wall Street Journal (A high court in Bangladesh Tuesday upheld a central bank decision last week that Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus must resign as head of the microfinance bank he founded, intensifying a struggle between Mr. Yunus and the government of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh […]

CSWS Associate Director Lamia Karim Interviewed on NPR

Listen to UO anthropology professor Lamia Karim on NPR’s All Things Considered:
http://www.npr.org/2011/03/02/134208312/nobel-winner-removed-from-bank-he-founded
Lamia Karim, associate professor of the University of Oregon Department of Anthropology and associate director of the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, was interviewed March 2 on NPR for her expertise on microfinance and the Grameen Bank. The story, titled […]

Lamia Karim’s New Book about Microfinance on Huffington Post’s “Most Anticipated” List

CSWS Associate Director Lamia Karim’s upcoming book has made it to the Huffington Post’s Most Anticipated List of Books for 2011.
Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh is due out from University of Minnesota Press the end of March.
Lamia Karim is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon.
Publisher’s Synopsis
The first […]

UO Anthropology Professor to Be Interviewed on The Jefferson Exchange

[ July 19, 2011; 9:00 am to 10:00 am. ] Cultural anthropologist Lamia Karim, author of Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh (University of Minnesota Press, 2011), will be interviewed Tuesday, July 19, from 9–10 a.m. on The Jefferson Exchange <www.jeffersonexchange.org>—a live interview and listener call-in program of Jefferson Public Radio’s News & Information Service, which broadcasts on a 10-station network across […]

Lamia Karim Named CSWS Associate Director

UO Anthropology Professor Does Research on the Lives of Women in Bangladesh
Lamia Karim
On a recent visit to Bangladesh, Lamia Karim sat in the midst of a group of women whose faces and bodies had been scarred by acid and saw not so much the horror and ugliness of the violence they had experienced, but the […]