Suzanne Bergeron, Ph.D.

Helen M. Graves Collegiate Professor of Women's Studies and Social Sciences
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Social Sciences
College-Wide Programs
2036A College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128
Thursdays 11:30 am-1:45 pm and by appointment.

Teaching Areas:

Economics, Women's & Gender Studies

Research Areas:

Gender, Globalization, International / Global Economics, Solidarity / Care Economies

Biography and Education

Suzanne Bergeron is the Helen M. Graves Collegiate Professor of Women's Studies and Social Sciences. She teaches courses on Sex, Gender and the Body in Development; Gender and Globalization; Economic Development; Feminist Theories, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies; and History of Economic Thought.

Her current research traces out the implications of using efficiency arguments to achieve gender equity goals in various areas of development policy, and examines the possibilities for fostering community and solidarity economies in neoliberal times. She has directed or served on numerous Ph.D., M.A. and undergraduate thesis committees, is a member of the International Feminist Journal of Politics editorial board, in the Community Economies Research Network, and part of the Women on the Verge Collective. She is on the Advisory Board of the SOAR program, and founded the WILL program.


Ph.D. Institution: University of Notre Dame, Economics

Selected Publications

Most recent publications include:

Liberating Economics: Feminist Perspectives on Families, Work, and Globalization, 2nd Edition. Drucilla K. Barker, Suzanne Bergeron, and Susan F. Feiner. University of Michigan Press, 2020

“Developing a New Research Agenda for Feminist Post-Conflict Reconstruction,” with Carol Cohn and Claire Duncanson in Politics and Gender, 2017.

“Transgressing Development: Beyond Smart Economics” in Ana Cecelia Dinerstein, ed., Social Sciences for an Other Politics, 2017.

“Formal, Informal and Care Economies.” The Oxford Companion to Feminist Theory, Mary Hawkesworth and Lisa Ditch, eds. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

“Beyond the ‘Business Case:’ A Community Economies Approach to Gender and Development” (co-authored with Stephen Healy). In Peter Utting, ed., Social and Solidarity Economy: Beyond the Fringe. London: Zed Press, 2015.

Awards and Recognition

UM-Dearborn Distinguished Teaching Award

UM-Dearborn Distinguished Service Award

Arden Interdisciplinary Scholar Award

Susan B. Anthony Award

Sarah Goddard Power Award