Catherine Hoskyns is Professor Emerita in European Studies and Gender Politics at Coventry University, UK. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) in the University of Warwick. She spent many years studying the gender politics of the EU and is the author of Integrating Gender – Women, Law and Politics in the European Union (Verso, 1996) She was an active member of the European Forum of Left Feminists. More recently she has been researching the composition of social reproduction (that is the unpaid work in the home and community mainly done by women) and how it can be measured and valued. She is also involved in an experimental project in Nicaragua which is pioneering the inclusion of a component for women’s unpaid work in the cost structure of Fair Trade contracts for sesame and coffee. With Shirin M. Rai at Warwick University she is currently investigating the depletion which women suffer as a result of social reproduction, especially in times of crisis and recession.
Professor Emerita in European Studies and Gender Politics at Coventry University, UK