3 Ways to Survive Being “The Only One” By Creating a Space for Yourself and Your Community
Nina Banks is a heterodox economist whose research focuses on family migration and social reproduction, including unpaid/non-market work that women perform individually and collectively in order to sustain their communities. She describes her work as post-positivist feminist since it examines the role of belief systems in maintaining hierarchies and oppressive practices. Her other main area of research involves recovering the economic thought of Sadie T.M. Alexander, the first African-American economist. She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Feminist Economists (IAFFE) and the National Economic Association (NEA) and the editorial board of Feminist Economics. She is coauthoring (with Cecilia Conrad and Rhonda Sharpe) Black Women in the U.S. Economy: the Hardest Working Woman, Routledge (forthcoming).