Caroline Shenaz Hossein is an Associate Professor of Business & Society in the Department of Social Science at York University in Toronto, Canada. Author of Politicized Microfinance: Money, power and violence in the Black Americas (University of Toronto Press, 2016); co-editor of Business & Society: A Critical Introduction (Zed, 2017) and editor of The Black Social Economy in theAmericas: Exploring Diverse Community-Based Alternative Markets (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2018).

Dr. Hossein’s project “African origins in the Social Economy” is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant. Dr. Hossein holds a PhD in Political Science (University of Toronto), an MPA (Cornell University), an LL.B (University of Kent at Canterbury) and BA (Saint Mary's University, Halifax).

More recently, she was a Fellow at the Polanyi Institute for Political Economy, Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, U.S Fulbright at the University of West Indies/Mona, Jamaica and she holds a 2017-19 Visiting Professorship at Bahar Dar University, Ethiopia.

She is an executive member on the board of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diaspora and the Centre for Feminist Research at York University.