Gender and Geopolitics
As this year’s election cycle in the United States clearly demonstrates, gender and gender identity remain significant issues in the world of politics. International affairs and relations always involve some aspect related to gender, whether that is coded as women's participation – or lack thereof – in different aspects of public life or the manipulation of gendered categories by states and movements for domestic and foreign policy. This fall’s Global Studies Positioning Series explores the topic of “Gender and Geopolitics” from an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective.
- September 15th, noon, GA3067
“Hillary Clinton in Global Perspective”
Diana O’Brien, IU Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science
Abstract: The election of a female president would represent a historic moment for women in US politics. The Clinton campaign provides a unique opportunity to consider American women’s political representation in a global perspective. Drawing on examples from across the globe, Professor O’Brien discusses the election of female legislators and heads of government worldwide and addresses the consequences of women’s presence in elected office.
- October 13th, 6pm, GA0001 (Auditorium)
"The Geopolitics of Your Bathtub: Why who does your housework matters”
Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor at Clark University, Massachusetts
*This talk will also be part of the Institute for Advanced Study Branigin Lecture Series*
- November 10th, noon, GA3067
"Linking war economies and sexual violence. The case of South Sudan"
Clémence Pinaud, IU Assistant Professor in the Department of International Studies
- December 1st, noon, GA3067
“Outlaw Manhood: A Historical Account of Latino Citizenship”
Alberto Varon, IU Assistant Professor in the Department of English