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States and the Logics of Gender Justice: Family Law, Violence, and Care Work in Latin America and Beyond

March 2, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Please join the Institute of Latin American Studies and the Department of Political Science, Columbia University, for a lecture on gender justice in Latin America. The lecture will given by Prof. Mala Htun.

Mala Htun is Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico. Previously, she was Assistant and then Associate Professor at the New School for Social Research. She is the author of Sex and the State: Abortion, Divorce, and the Family under Latin American Dictatorships and Democracies (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and Inclusion Without Representation: Gender Quotas and Ethnic Reservations in Latin America (forthcoming fall 2015 from Cambridge). Her work has appeared in American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, Politics, Groups, and Identities, Latin American Research Review, Latin American Politics and Society, and Politics & Gender, among other journals and edited volumes. She has held the Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship in Japan, and was a fellow at the Kellogg Institute of the University of Notre Dame and the Radcliffe Institute of Harvard. Her work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and National Security Education Program. She has served as a consultant to the World Bank, UN Women, Inter-American Development Bank, and the Inter-American Dialogue. Her scholarly work analyzes state actions to expand the opportunities of disadvantaged groups and the consequences for democratic politics and social equality. Professor Htun is one of 32 scholars selected to receive the highly prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, a new program supporting scholars of the social sciences and humanities. The fellowship will enable her to take a sabbatical to work on her research and writing. “I am thrilled to have been selected as a 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. The opportunities provided by the fellowship will enable me to develop my research on the political economy of gender disadvantage, and further our understanding of how economic empowerment benefits women, their families and entire societies,” Htun said.

** Light lunch will be served.


March 2, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
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