WGSS Speaker Series 2015/16 - Gender & Political Economy in Africa

Event time: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 4:30pm
WLH 309 See map
100 Wall Street
Event description: 

Wednesday, December 9th, 4:30pm WLH 309
Shireen Hassim, University of Witwatersrand presents In South Africa for Instance: Thinking About Equality and Institutions from the South

Shireen Hassim is Professor of Politics and her research interests are in in the area of feminist theory and politics, social movements and collective action, the politics of representation and affirmative action, and social policy.  Her most recent book is The ANC Women’s League: Sex, Gender, Politics, Jacana/Ohio Press 2015. She is co-editor of No Shortcuts to Power: Women and Policymaking in Africa (2003); Gender and Social Policy in a Global Context (2006), and Go Home or Die Here: Xenophobia, Violence, and Democracy in South Africa. She is author of Women’s Organizations and Democracy in South Africa: Contesting Authority (2006), which won the 2007 American Political Science Association’s Victoria Shuck Award for best book on women and politics.

Open to: 
General Public