Barbara Miller, professor of cultural anthropology and international affairs at the George Washington University, is founder and lead author and editor.
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:
- The Endangered Sex: Neglect of Female Children in Rural North India (2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 1997)
- An edited volume, Sex and Gender Hierarchies (Cambridge University Press, 1993)
- 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 (Pearson, 7th ed., 2012)
- Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World (Pearson, 3nd ed., 2011)
- 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. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Staff Contributor: Lesli Davis
Lesli joined the Global Gender Program in 2015 as the Program Officer for Women’s Empowerment Pakistan, a university partnership between GW and Lahore College for Women University. Lesli received her undergraduate degree in English and Sociology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After university, she worked in domestic refugee resettlement, as an ESL teacher, health caseworker, and finally as case manager. She also founded the Knoxville chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. Currently, Lesli is pursuing an MA in International Affairs with a focus on global gender policy and international organizations and law. Lesli is also the research assistant for GGP faculty affiliate, Professor Aisling Swaine. As the Program Officer, Lesli assists with event planning, grant reporting, and administrative tasks, among other duties. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff Contributor: Hannah Stambaugh
Hannah joined the Global Gender Program as an intern in September 2013. She received a B.A. in International Affairs from the Elliott School in December 2015 with a concentration in international development and a minor in cross-cultural communications. In 2014, 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, blogging about GGP events, and updating the UNSCR 1325 bibliography.
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
Student Contributor: Delaney Allan (2012-2013), BA, Elliott School, 2013
Student Contributor: Emily Isaac (2012-2013)
Student Contributor: Asthaa Chaturvedi (2013)