Yvonne Braun lecture: “Networking for Women’s Rights: Transnational Organizing in Southern Africa”

November 17, 2014
12:00 pmto1:15 pm
Yvonne Braun

Yvonne Braun

Browsing Rm, Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Fall African Studies Lecture Series: Women and Gender in Africa

“Networking for Women’s Rights: Transnational Organizing in Southern Africa”

Dr. Braun is an associate professor in the Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and International Studies at the University of Oregon. She also serves as the director of African Studies and director of Graduate Studies in the Department of International Studies. Dr. Braun received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Program On Social Relations at the University of California, Irvine, along with a certificate in women’s studies. Her research focuses on the intersection of gender, environment, development, and globalization, with a specific focus on the social and socio-environmental consequences of a large-scale dam development project in Lesotho, Southern Africa. AFR_Lecture_Series_Poster_Fall_14_WEBShe has received funding from the American Sociological Association, and been a recipient of Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) and Fulbright grants.  Dr. Braun’s recent publications include “Left High and Dry: An Intersectional Analysis of Gender, Dams, and Development in Lesotho,” which won the Inaugural Enloe Award 2010 from the International Feminist Journal of Politics. For more information on Dr. Braun visit http://intldept.uoregon.edu/profile/ybraun

Sponsored by the University of Oregon African Studies Program, Oregon Humanities Center, Office of International Affairs, Folklore Program, Center for the Study of Women in Society, and the Center for Media and Educational Technologies.

All talks in this series are free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. If faculty or graduate students are interested in meeting the speaker over a meal or a private meeting, please contact Melissa Graboyes at graboyes(at)uoregon.edu.