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Caroline Hossein

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Department of Social Science

Associate Professor
Founder of DiSE Collective

Office: 763 Ross Building South
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext: 33612
Email: chossein@yorku.ca
Primary website: www.caroline-shenaz-hossein.com/
Secondary website: twitter.com/carolinehossein


Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein is Associate Professor of Business & Society in the Department of Social Science, York University. She is Founder of Diverse Solidarity Economies (DiSE) Collective.

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*Leave of absence starting Aug 1st*

Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein is Founder of Diverse Solidarity Economies (DiSE) Collective concerned about decolonizing the economy. DiSE Collective has an affiliate office at the University of Kerala, India.

She holds two major awards: (1) PI on an Early Researcher Award (2018-23) from the Ontario Ministry of Innovation, Research & Science to examine Social Innovations and (2) PI on a SSHRC-Insight Development Grant (2017-20) project (ranked 2/30) which examines the African origins in the social economy. She has 21 peer-reviewed articles, 1 sole authored academic book, 1 co-authored book, 2 edited collections . She also has 1 sole authored manuscript and 1 edited manuscript underway (contracts for the two books are confirmed).

List of awards and honors include:
2021 Big Thinking Lecture on Hidden Cooperatives for the FHSS and the SSHRC
2021 York Research Leader, for 4 consecutive years (due to EXTERNAL awards)
2021 Nominated for the York Research Chair by the Faculty of LA&PS, twice
2021 Nominated for the President's Research award by Prof L. Foster
2020 African Diaspora Scholar Award from the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
2020 Rodney Higgins faculty award for best scholarly paper from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists
2019 Agarwal IAFFE Book award
2018 Du Bois Distinguished Book Award
2018 Community leadership award, York South Weston community & then-MP Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship for the Government of Canada
2018 Honourable Mention in The Outstanding Scholarship Prize Competition, Women's and Gender Studies/et Recherches Feministes
2017 Helen Potter Award for best journal article from the Association of Social Economics
2017 Certificate of Appreciation and Community Award for teaching SOSC 4046 The Social Economy Practicum at the Community Learning & Innovation Centre (FLICC), Jane/Finch community and MPP Judy Sgro of Humberside-Black Creek office

First in her family to go to a university, she holds a PhD in Political Science & Gender from the University of Toronto; MPA from Cornell University; LL.B from the University of Kent, and a BA from Saint Mary's University (Halifax). She held a 2018 Visiting Professorship at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia and was an Adjunct Fellow at Jadavpur University, India. She has also held a U.S Fulbright Scholarship at the University of the West Indies, Mona and has given lectures in a number of countries, including the US, UK, across Europe, Sweden, Thailand, India, Norway, and Jamaica.

Prior to her academic career, she worked in global nonprofits for 16 years, including managing a West African village bank in Niger.

23 June 2021

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
MPA, Cornell University
LLB, University of Kent at Canterbury (UK)
BA, Saint Mary\'s University (Halifax, NS)

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Current:
Founder of DiSE Collective
Board member International Association of Feminist Economics
Board member on the UN Social and Solidarity Economy Task Force
Board Chair, The Miami Institute for Social Science
Trustee, Association of Social Economics
Board member, GFWS Executive for grad exec program, York U
Senior scholar, Risk and Insurance Studies Centre, York U
Member, CERN

Past roles:
Board for Graduate program School of Women, Feminist and Gender Studies, 2019-2021
Executive board member, Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diaspora, York University, 2015-2018
Executive board member, Centre for Feminist Research, York, 2015-2018
Chair, Grades Reappraisal Committee, Dept. of Social Science, York, 2015-2018
Coordinator of BUSO programme (1400 students), 2017-2018

Community Contributions

U.N. Task Force for the Social and Solidarity Economy, board member, 2020-2025
Board member, African Youth Institute, headquartered in Accra, Ghana, 2019-
Founding board member and Chair, Miami Institute for Social Science, 2020-2024
Board member, Ushauri, Canadian Institute for Persons of African Descent CIPAD, 2020-

Research Interests

Innovation , Business, African diaspora in the Global South and cooperatives, Social economy and Intersectionality, Economic development, Mutual aid, Non-profits, Social finance, Self-help Groups, ROSCAS, Social enterprises, Innovations, International feminist political economy
Monographs

Publication
Year

Community economies in the Global South. Oxford University Press. With Christabell PJ.

2021

The Black Social Economy in the Americas: Exploring Diverse Community-Based Markets. 2018.

2018

Politicized Microfinance: Money, power and violence in the Black Americas. 2016.

2016

Approach to Teaching


Graduate
GFWS 6008 Feminist Methodologies

Undergraduate
SOSC 1341 Intro to the Social Economy
SOSC 3041 The Social Economy and Alternative Development
SOSC 3042 Social Exclusion and Business in the Global South
SOSC 3043 Comparative Perspectives on Social Exclusion and Business
SOSC 4040 Issues in Business and Society
SOSC 4046 The Social Economy Practicum
GL/POL 4602 Africana Political Economy in comparative perspective (Fall 2021)

Directed reading courses, undergraduate and graduate level
ENVS 6599 Critical Perspectives in Solidarity and Social Economics
ENVS 6599 An Overview of the Social Economy in Canada
DVST 5000 Intersectionality and Microfinance
SOSC 3099 Diaspora Businesses in Canada and the World
POL Economic development in the Global South




Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein is Associate Professor of Business & Society in the Department of Social Science, York University. She is Founder of Diverse Solidarity Economies (DiSE) Collective.

*Leave of absence starting Aug 1st*

Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein is Founder of Diverse Solidarity Economies (DiSE) Collective concerned about decolonizing the economy. DiSE Collective has an affiliate office at the University of Kerala, India.

She holds two major awards: (1) PI on an Early Researcher Award (2018-23) from the Ontario Ministry of Innovation, Research & Science to examine Social Innovations and (2) PI on a SSHRC-Insight Development Grant (2017-20) project (ranked 2/30) which examines the African origins in the social economy. She has 21 peer-reviewed articles, 1 sole authored academic book, 1 co-authored book, 2 edited collections . She also has 1 sole authored manuscript and 1 edited manuscript underway (contracts for the two books are confirmed).

List of awards and honors include:
2021 Big Thinking Lecture on Hidden Cooperatives for the FHSS and the SSHRC
2021 York Research Leader, for 4 consecutive years (due to EXTERNAL awards)
2021 Nominated for the York Research Chair by the Faculty of LA&PS, twice
2021 Nominated for the President's Research award by Prof L. Foster
2020 African Diaspora Scholar Award from the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
2020 Rodney Higgins faculty award for best scholarly paper from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists
2019 Agarwal IAFFE Book award
2018 Du Bois Distinguished Book Award
2018 Community leadership award, York South Weston community & then-MP Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship for the Government of Canada
2018 Honourable Mention in The Outstanding Scholarship Prize Competition, Women's and Gender Studies/et Recherches Feministes
2017 Helen Potter Award for best journal article from the Association of Social Economics
2017 Certificate of Appreciation and Community Award for teaching SOSC 4046 The Social Economy Practicum at the Community Learning & Innovation Centre (FLICC), Jane/Finch community and MPP Judy Sgro of Humberside-Black Creek office

First in her family to go to a university, she holds a PhD in Political Science & Gender from the University of Toronto; MPA from Cornell University; LL.B from the University of Kent, and a BA from Saint Mary's University (Halifax). She held a 2018 Visiting Professorship at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia and was an Adjunct Fellow at Jadavpur University, India. She has also held a U.S Fulbright Scholarship at the University of the West Indies, Mona and has given lectures in a number of countries, including the US, UK, across Europe, Sweden, Thailand, India, Norway, and Jamaica.

Prior to her academic career, she worked in global nonprofits for 16 years, including managing a West African village bank in Niger.

23 June 2021

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
MPA, Cornell University
LLB, University of Kent at Canterbury (UK)
BA, Saint Mary\'s University (Halifax, NS)

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Current:
Founder of DiSE Collective
Board member International Association of Feminist Economics
Board member on the UN Social and Solidarity Economy Task Force
Board Chair, The Miami Institute for Social Science
Trustee, Association of Social Economics
Board member, GFWS Executive for grad exec program, York U
Senior scholar, Risk and Insurance Studies Centre, York U
Member, CERN

Past roles:
Board for Graduate program School of Women, Feminist and Gender Studies, 2019-2021
Executive board member, Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diaspora, York University, 2015-2018
Executive board member, Centre for Feminist Research, York, 2015-2018
Chair, Grades Reappraisal Committee, Dept. of Social Science, York, 2015-2018
Coordinator of BUSO programme (1400 students), 2017-2018

Community Contributions

U.N. Task Force for the Social and Solidarity Economy, board member, 2020-2025
Board member, African Youth Institute, headquartered in Accra, Ghana, 2019-
Founding board member and Chair, Miami Institute for Social Science, 2020-2024
Board member, Ushauri, Canadian Institute for Persons of African Descent CIPAD, 2020-

Research Interests

Innovation , Business, African diaspora in the Global South and cooperatives, Social economy and Intersectionality, Economic development, Mutual aid, Non-profits, Social finance, Self-help Groups, ROSCAS, Social enterprises, Innovations, International feminist political economy

All Publications


Monographs

Publication
Year

Community economies in the Global South. Oxford University Press. With Christabell PJ.

2021

The Black Social Economy in the Americas: Exploring Diverse Community-Based Markets. 2018.

2018

Politicized Microfinance: Money, power and violence in the Black Americas. 2016.

2016

Approach to Teaching


Graduate
GFWS 6008 Feminist Methodologies

Undergraduate
SOSC 1341 Intro to the Social Economy
SOSC 3041 The Social Economy and Alternative Development
SOSC 3042 Social Exclusion and Business in the Global South
SOSC 3043 Comparative Perspectives on Social Exclusion and Business
SOSC 4040 Issues in Business and Society
SOSC 4046 The Social Economy Practicum
GL/POL 4602 Africana Political Economy in comparative perspective (Fall 2021)

Directed reading courses, undergraduate and graduate level
ENVS 6599 Critical Perspectives in Solidarity and Social Economics
ENVS 6599 An Overview of the Social Economy in Canada
DVST 5000 Intersectionality and Microfinance
SOSC 3099 Diaspora Businesses in Canada and the World
POL Economic development in the Global South