Upcoming event at GW on Gender Issues in Migration

Migrant Care Work from Two Sides: Care Work in the U.S. and Families Care Workers Leave Behind

When: Wednesday, March 20, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Where: 1957 E Street NW, 5th Floor, Room 505

Open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/WNoKYn

The Global Gender Program (GGP) at the Elliott School for International Affairs is pleased to announce its first-year Spring Roundtable panel, which is devoted to gender issues in migration and international development. It aims at bringing together scholars, researchers, practitioners, students, and activists to educate the public on the intersections between gender, migration, international development, economics, race, ethnicity, social class, and religion across disciplines. A discussion will follow with questions and answers from the audience.

Panelists will include:

  • Sonya Michel, professor of history at the University of Maryland, College Park, is a founding co-editor of the journal Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, published by Oxford UP. Her research interests include migrant women and care provision in the developing and developed worlds.
  • Helma Lutz, professor of sociology and chair of Women and Gender Studies at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. She currently holds a research fellow position at the Woodrow Wilson Center, in Washington, DC. Her research interests include gender, migration, “care crisis,” and “care migration.”
  • Tunde Turai completed her PhD at Eötvös Lóránd University in Budapest. She is a researcher at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ethnographic Institute. She also teaches at the International Student Program of the Corvinus University. She is currently a Fulbright Exchange Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Her research interests include the care system and the social and economic constraints of the sending communities.
  • Gabrielle Oliveira, PhD student in Anthropology at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. Her area of interest includes migration, transnational motherhood and care networks between New York and Mexico.
  • Drew McCormick graduated from Wheaton College, MA in 2012 and is currently completing a master’s program at SIT (School for International Training) Graduate Institute. As part of her master’s degree she is working as a research intern for the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Drew is interested in international development and the role that U.S. foreign policy plays in the lives of women in developing nations.

The Roundtable will be moderated by:

  • Natacha Stevanovic-Fenn holds a PhD in sociology from Columbia University. Her area of interests includes migration, remittances, international development, gender and culture. She currently teaches a class on Migration, Gender, and International Development at the Elliott School for International Affairs, in the GGP.

This event is sponsored by George Washington University’s Global Gender Program which is part of the Elliott School’s Institute for Global and International Studies

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