Ebru Kongar is associate professor of economics at Dickinson College, where she teaches courses in contending economic perspectives, gender and globalization, political economy of health, political economy of the Middle East, and feminist economics. She is the executive vice president and secretary of the International Association for Feminist Economics and an associate editor of the journal Feminist Economics (2008–present), for which she was also guest editor (with E. Shehabuddin and J. Olmsted) of its Special Issue on Gender and Economics in Muslim Communities (forthcoming).
Kongar’s research focuses on the two-way relationships between gender inequalities and macroeconomic developments (economic crises, globalization, trade expansion in manufacturing and services, and deindustrialization) in the US economy. Her recent publications include:
- “Time Allocation of Married Mothers and Fathers in Hard Times: The 2007–09 US Recession” (with G. Berik), Feminist Economics, 2013;
- “Offshoring of White-Collar Jobs in the United States and Gendered Outcomes” (with M. Price), International Journal of Manpower, 2010; and, November 2008.
- “Is Deindustrialization Good for Women?,” Feminist Economics, 2008.
Kongar received a BS in economics from Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey) and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Utah, with a concentration in gender and development, econometrics, and economic History.