Who is the author?

Barbara Miller, professor of cultural anthropology and international affairs at the George Washington University, is founder and lead author and editor.

Barbara Miller

Barbara Miller

Her current research is devoted to leading several systematic studies of  global gender policy and its effects in local contexts especially as related to peace, security, and development. For over thirty years, her research has focused on  gender,  health, and survival inequality  in India. She has also studied rural development in Bangladesh, low-income household budgeting in Jamaica, and Hindu adolescents in Pittsburgh.

Professor Miller received B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology from Syracuse University. She joined the Elliott School of International Affairs in 1993 as a specialist in the anthropology of international development. Before that, she taught at the University of Rochester, SUNY Cortland, Ithaca College, Cornell University and the University of Pittsburgh.

As of July 2012, she is the director of the Elliott School’s Institute for Global and International Studies and two of its affiliated research and policy programs: the Global Gender Program and the  Culture in Global Affairs research  program.

In 2014, Professor Miller, along with Professor Shaista Khilji of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, received a major award from the U.S. State Department to develop a sustainable partnership between the Elliott School’s Global Gender Program and the Gender and Development Studies Department at Lahore College for Women University in Pakistan.

Professor Miller teaches  courses in cultural anthropology,  medical anthropology, and culture, risk and disaster.

Her books include:

  1. The Endangered Sex: Neglect of Female Children in Rural North India (2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 1997)
  2. An edited volume, Sex and Gender Hierarchies (Cambridge University Press, 1993)
  3. A co-edited volume with Alf Hiltebeitel, Hair: Its Power and Meaning in Asian Cultures (SUNY Press, 1998)

As well as three undergraduate textbooks:

Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing WorldAnthropology

  1. Cultural Anthropology (Pearson, 7th ed., 2012)
  2. Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World (Pearson, 3nd ed., 2011)
  3. Anthropology (Allyn & Bacon, 2009)


Staff Contributor: Camry Haskins

 Camry joined the Global Gender Program as the Program Assistant in September 2014. She  received a BA in Political Science from California Polytechnic State University. During her time as  an undergraduate, Camry focused on issues of girls’ education in Kenya, and held  internships  where she focused on global environmental issues, education programs, and  public policy. After  graduating, Camry worked for Job Corps and the California  Conservation Corps focusing on  enhancing educational and professional opportunities for  young adults. As the Program Assistant  for the Global Gender Program, some of Camry’s tasks are editing the weekly newsletter, coordinating events, and working on daily administrative tasks. In addition to her work at the Global Gender Program, Camry is pursuing a MA in International Development Studies, focusing in Gender and Development.

Student Contributor: Hannah Stambaugh

hannahHannah joined the Global Gender Program as an intern in September 2013. She is a senior in the Elliott School pursuing a B.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in international development and a minor in cross-cultural communications. Last year, she studied migration and the politics of belonging in Oslo, Norway at the University of Oslo. Hannah’s main academic interests are human rights of minority groups including indigenous persons, women, and the LGBT community. She hopes to pursue international human rights law. As an intern at the Global Gender Program, Hannah’s tasks include writing the Global Gender Current’s weekly Org Spotlights and blogging about GGP events.



Past Contributors

Staff Contributor: Ariana Rabindranath (2011-2013), Associate Director


Staff Contributor: Milad Pournik (2012-2013), Research Associate

Staff Contributor: Pierre Pratley (2012-2013), Pre-Doctoral Fellow


Staff Contributor: Cait O’Donnell (2011-2013), Program Assistant

Staff Contributor: Hannah Bryant (2013-2014), Program Assistant

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Student Contributor: Delaney Allan (2012-2013), BA, Elliott School, 2013

Student Contributor: Emily Isaac (2012-2013)


Student Contributor: Asthaa Chaturvedi (2013)