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Curriculum Vitae

Brooke Ackerly

Associate Professor

Political Science Department

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN 37235-1817

615-322-6231

brooke.ackerly@vanderbilt.edu

http://www.vanderbilt.edu/psci/ackerly


Degrees Earned

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Ph. D. in Political Science June 1997

Dissertation: Listening to the Silent Voices:

a Feminist Political Philosophy of Social Criticism

Chair: Susan Moller Okin



Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Bachelor of Arts cum laude in French and in Economics with Honors June 1988

Thesis: A Multi-sector Comparative Analysis of Sources of Growth

in the Malaysian Economy

Appointments

Associate Professor, Political Science Department 2007-present


Philosophy Department, secondary appointment
Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Affiliated Faculty
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department 2001-2007


Philosophy Department, secondary appointment
Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Affiliated Faculty

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Center for International Studies.


University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 2000 - 2001

Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science Department,


University of California, Los Angeles, CA 1997 – 2000

Publications

Books


With Jacqui True. Doing Feminist Research in Political and Social Science. Palgrave Macmillan. 2010

Universal Human Rights in a World of Difference. Cambridge University Press, 2008
(Reviewed in Political Theory, H-Human-Rights, Melbourne Journal of International Law, SIGNS)
Honorable mention, David Easton Award, Foundations of Political Theory

Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000

(Reviewed in Political Theory, The American Political Science Review, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, NWSA Journal (National Women's Studies Association), Feminism and Philosophy, Feminist Theory, Politeia, Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, The Journal of Asian Studies, Economy and Society, Australian Journal of Political Science, Philosophy in Review).

Edited Books

Feminist Theory and Gender Studies, International Studies Compendium, Editor, 2010


For this project, I edited 50 essays and will co- edit a volume on Feminist International Relations. The Compendium appears in print and online. The Compendium is be updated over time. (http://www.isacompendium.com/public/about_editor)

With Maria Stern, and Jacqui True, editors. Feminist Methodologies for International Relations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006

(Reviewed in Perspectives on Politics, International Studies Review, Gender and Development, Politics and Gender, Cooperation and Conflict.)

Articles in Refereed Journals

“Politics in the Age of Academic Irony.” Politics, Groups and Identities, forthcoming.

With Rose McDermott. "Recent Developments in Intersectionality Research: Expanding Beyond Race and Gender." Politics & Gender 8: 1-4, 2012

“External and internal non-state actors and human rights.” Contemporary Political Theory, 11, 2: 229-240, 2012

“Human rights enjoyment in theory and activism.” Human Rights Review, 12, 2: 221-239, 2011

With Miguel Cruz. “Hearing the Voice of the People: Human Rights as if People Mattered.” New Political Science, 33, 1, 2011

With Jacqui True. “Back to the Future: Feminist Theory, Activism, and Doing Feminist Research in an Age of Globalization.” Women’s Studies International Forum, 33, 5: 464-472, 2010

With Katy Attanasi. “Global Feminisms: Theory and Ethics for Studying Gendered Injustice.” New Political Science 31, 4: 543-555, 2009

“Feminist Methods in International Relations.” Politics & Gender 5, 03: 409-410, 2009

“Why a Feminist Theorist Studies Methods.” Politics & Gender 5, 03: 431-436, 2009

Michael P. Vandenbergh, Brooke A. Ackerly and Fred E. Forster. “Micro-Offsets and Macro-Transformation: An Inconvenient View of Climate Change Justice.” Harvard Environmental Law Review 33, 2: 303-348, 2009

“Feminist Theory, Global Gender Justice, and the Evaluation of Grant-Making.” Philosophical Topics 37, 2 (Spring): 161-180, 2009


  • Translated into Portuguese : Teoria Feminista, Justiça de Gênero Global e Avaliação da Tomada de Concessões. International Relations and Gender Issues. In International Relations collection and globalization. RS: Unijui for dezember 2010. Odete Maria de Oliveria (ed.)

With Jacqui True. “Reflexivity in Practice: Power and Ethics in Feminist Research on International Relations.” International Studies Review 10: 693-707, 2008

  • Translated into Portuguese: Reflexividade em Prática: Poder e Ética na Pesquisa Feminista das Relações Internacionais. International Relations and Gender Issues. In International Relations collection and globalization. RS: Unijui for dezember 2010. Odete Maria de Oliveria (ed.)

With Michael P. Vandenbergh. “Climate Change Justice: The Challenge for Global Governance.” Georgetown International Environmental Law Journal 20: 553-571, 2008

With Jacqui True. “Intersectional Analysis of International Relations: Recasting the Discipline.” Politics and Gender, 4, 1 (March): 156-173, 2008



Michael P. Vandenbergh and Brooke A. Ackerly. “Climate Change: The Equity Problem.”
Virginia Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 26, 1: 55-76, 2008

“How does change happen? Deliberation and difficulty.” Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 22, 4 (Fall): 46-64, 2007

“Deliberative Democratic Theory for Building Global Civil Society: Designing a Virtual Community of Activists.” Contemporary Political Theory. 5, 2 (May): 113-141, 2006

“John Rawls: An Introduction,” and editor, “Symposium John Rawls and the Study of Politics: Legacies of Inquiry.Perspectives on Politics. 4, 1 (March): 75-133, 2006. With other contributions from Simone Chambers, Iris Marion Young, Nancy Rosenblum, Russell Muirhead, Michael Doyle, and Peter Berkowitz

“Is Liberalism the Only Way toward Democracy? Confucianism and Democracy.” Political Theory. 3, 4 (August): 547-576, 2005

“Women’s Human Rights Activists as Cross-Cultural Theorists.” International Journal of Feminist Politics. 3, 3: 1-36, 2001

“Testing the Tools of Development: Credit Programs, Loan Involvement, and Women’s Empowerment.” IDS Bulletin. 26, 3 (July): 56-68, 1995

Peer reviewed Chapters (Contributions to edited volumes)

"The Hardest Cases of Global Injustice: The Responsibility to Inquire," in Justice, Sustainability, and Security: Global Ethics for the 21st Century, ed. Eric Heinze: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming

With Jacqui True, "Methods and Methodologies, Gender and Politics, Oxford University Press, 109-133, forthcoming

With Katy Attanasi, “Feminisms for now: Theory, Ethics and Politics” in Transnational Feminisms: Theories, Identities, Representations. (Volume 1 of Transnational Feminisms series.), eds Marin, N., & Lengel, L. New York, NY: Hampton Press, 2012

“Uncritical Theory” in Critical Theory in International Relations and Security Studies: Interviews and Reflections, eds Shannon Brincat, Laura Lima, and João Nunes, Routledge, 140-146, 2012

“Intelligence and compassion, the tools of feminists” in Feminist International Relations: Conversations about the Past, Present, and Future, J. Ann Tickner and Laura Sjoberg, eds. London and New York: Routledge, 2011

« Teoria Feminista, Justiça de Gênero Global e Avaliação da Tomada de Concessões. » International Relations and Gender Issues. In International Relations collection and globalization. Odete Maria de Oliveria, ed. RS: Unijui for dezember 2010

With Jacqui True, « Reflexividade em Prática: Poder e Ética na Pesquisa Feminista das Relações Internacionais. » International Relations and Gender Issues. In International Relations collection and globalization. Odete Maria de Oliveria, ed. RS: Unijui for dezember 2010

With Laura Sjoberg, “Feminist Theory and Gender Studies” in International Studies Compendium, Robert Denemark, et al., eds. Blackwell, 2010.

With Ying Zhang, “Feminist Ethics in International Relations,” in International Studies Compendium, Robert Denemark, et al., eds. Blackwell, 2010.

“Women’s organizations and global governance: the need for diversity in global civil society.” In Global Governance / Global Government: Power and Possibility in an Evolving World System. Luis Cabrera, ed. State University of New York Press, 2010.

“Human Rights and the Epistemology of Social Contract Theory.” In The Illusion of Consent: Essays after Carole Pateman. Daniel O’Neill, Molly Shanley, Iris Marion Young, editors. Pennsylvania State Press, 2008

“Feminism and Qualitative Methodologies.” Qualitative Methods in International Relations: A Pluralist Guide, Audie Klotz, editor. Palgrave, 2008

“Networking and Collaboration for Women’s Human Rights: Activists, Scholars, and Donors.” In Sustainable Feminisms. Sonita Sarker, ed. Advances in Gender Research Series, Marcia Segal and Vicky Demos, editors. Elsevier/AGR, 2007

With Maria Stern and Jacqui True. “Feminist Methodologies for International Relations.” In Feminist Methodologies for International Relations. Brooke Ackerly, Maria, Stern and Jacqui True, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1-16, 2006

With Jacqui True. “Studying the Struggles and Wishes of the Age: Feminist theoretical methodology and feminist theoretical methods.” In Feminist Methodologies for International Relations. Brooke Ackerly, Maria Stern, and Jacqui True, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 241-260, 2006

With Maria Stern and Jacqui True. “Conclusion.” With Jacqui True and Maria Stern. In Feminist Methodologies for International Relations. Brooke Ackerly, Maria Stern, and Jacqui True, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 261-263, 2006

“Women’s Human Rights Activists as Political Theorists.” Feminist politics, activism and vision: local and global challenges, Luciana Ricciutelli, Angela Miles and Margaret McFadden, eds. London: Zed/Inanna, 285-312, 2004

“Designing Democratic Institutions: Political or Economic?” In Designing Democratic Institutions, Ian Shapiro and Stephen Macedo, eds. NOMOS Vol XLII. New York: New York University Press, 185-295, 2000

“Feminist Theory: Liberal.” In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Paul Baltes, Paula England, Philip Pettit, and Neil Smelser, editors. Elsevier Science Ltd., 5499-5502, 2002

With Susan M. Okin. “Feminist Social Criticism and the International Movement for Women’s Rights as Human Rights.” In Democracy’s Edges, Ian Shapiro and Casiano Hacker-Cordón, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 134-162, 1999

“What’s in a Design? The effects of NGO choices on women’s empowerment and on family and social institutions in Bangladesh.” In Getting Institutions Right for Women in Development. Anne Marie Goetz, ed. London: Zed Books, 140-158, 1997

Book Reviews

“Two concepts of “concept”: a review of Politics, Gender, and Concepts: Theory and Methodology edited by Gary Goertz and Amy Mazur,” Politics and Gender 2010

“Sarah Song’s Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism and Anne Phillips’s Multiculturalism without Culture” Hypatia 2009

“Interdisciplinarity and Integration: Feminism in Human Rights and Development.” SIGNS: Journal of Women in Cultures and Society. Review essay. 29, 1: 248-254, 2003

Democratic Theorizing from the Margins by Marla Brettschneider. Perspectives on Politics, 1 (June): 379, 2003

The Other Feminists: Activists in the Liberal Establishment by Susan M. Hartmann. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 13, 3 (September): 322-324, 2002

Working Papers Series

With Bina D’Costa. “Transnational feminism: Political strategies and theoretical resources.” Australian National University, Department of International Relations working paper series 2005/1

With Bina D’Costa. “Transnational Feminism and the Human Rights Framework.” United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. 2004

“Women’s Human Rights as Human Rites.” Columbia International Affairs Online



Other Scholarship

“Breakthrough Evaluation: An External Rights-Based Evaluation of Grantmaking for Gender Equality.” Global Fund for Women and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands. 2012



Human Rights and Human Welfare Roundtable

“The Right Side of the Coin: Focus on the Human Rights of People, not the Failure of States,” August 2011 (http://www.du.edu/korbel/hrhw/roundtable/2011/panel-b/08-2011/ackerly-2011c.html)


“The Hearts and Minds of the citizens,” June 2011 (http://www.du.edu/korbel/hrhw/roundtable/2011/panel-b/06-2011/ackerly-2011b.html

“A Rights-Based Approach to Global Injustice,” April 2011 (http://www.du.edu/korbel/hrhw/roundtable/2011/panel-b/04-2011/ackerly-2011a.html)



Work in Progress

Book


Everyday Injustice and Global Responsibility, a book of feminist political theory and global justice

Talks and Articles (not appearing as published elsewhere in the CV)

With Jose Miguel Cruz (former graduate student, Political Science). “Hearing the Voice of the People: Human Rights as if People Mattered.”

With Jennifer Stuhr (former undergraduate student, Political Science). “Deliberative Democracy and an Environmental Public.”

With Lyndi Hewitt (Hofstra University, Sociology) and Sarah VanHooser (Duke University Medical Center). “The Research Questions of Women’s Movements: Participatory Research with Women’s Movements.”

With Wei Li. “Confucian Feminism? A Mixed Method Approach to Confucian Feminism.”



International invitations

ESF research conference “Tracing Social Inequality in Environmentally Induced Migration” Bielefeld, Germany, 09-13 December 2012, Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

“COST Programme on Climate Change and Migration: Knowledge, Law and Policy, and Theory,” Utrecht University, 8 September 2012. Invited Lecture, expenses

“Human Rights Legal Frameworks in the Climate Change Regime” being held at Utrecht University, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, 6-7 September 2012, Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

“Korean and Comparative Political Philosophy,” Seoul National University in Seoul, June 7-9, 2012. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

“Rights-Based Evaluation for Social Change Work” AWID Forum, Istambul, Turkey, April 19-21, 2012

Distinguished Lecture, Department of Political Science and Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, January 13, 2012. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

10th Anniversary of the Master of Laws in Human Rights Programme, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, March 13, 2010, Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, December 7, 2009. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

OAK Foundation, Evaluating the Women’s Funds, Geneva, Switzerland, December 2-5, 2009. Invited Lecture, expenses

Feminist Ethics and Research, Social Science Research Council conference on research on gender in crisis and conflict contexts, Franschhoek, South Africa, August 17, 2009. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

Butler Lecturer on Social Responsibility, University of Victoria. April 9, 2009. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

Feminist Research Methods – An International Conference. Stockholm University, Sweden. February 4-6, 2009 declined

First European Conference on Politics and Gender. Queen’s University Belfast. Belfast, Northern Ireland, January 21-23, 2009 declined

“Dangerous Dissections.” May 30, 2008. University of Oslo, Center for Mind and Nature, Global Gender Justice Conference. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

US Invitations

"Environmental Security, Human Rights and Human Security," Human Rights and Human Security in Conversation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln November 1-2, 2012. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

"Global Injustice: 'Global Justice' in a Feminist Key," Society of Analytical Feminism, October 6, 2012, keynote and honorarium

“Human rights and social change: Theory, action, social change and evaluation.” UNICEF. November 19, 2010. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

“Intelligence and compassion, the tools of feminists,” University of Southern California, Twenty Years of Feminist International Relations Conference, April 10, 2010. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

The People in Democratic Thought. May 14-16, 2008. Princeton University. Invited Seminar, expenses

“Justifying Universal Human Rights.” November 12, 2007. University of Colorado, Morris Lecture. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

“Global Feminism – What’s that? Scholarship for people’s lives.” Key Note address of week-long series: Celebration of the Arts and Sciences Belmont University. February 19, 2007. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

“Global Feminist Questions.” Florida International University. October 26, 2006. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

“The role of women’s human rights discourses in the successes and challenges of women’s struggles for justice.” Williams College. November 10, 2005. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

“Universal Human Rights?” Political Theory Seminar, Political Science Department. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. October 6, 2005. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

“Comments on ‘Civil Society and International Organizations’ by Francesca Bignami.” International Legal Theory Roundtable, Vanderbilt University Law School. September 17, 2005

“Seeking Gender Justice Beyond the Beijing Conference: Reflections, Dialogue, and Strategic Action.” Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs. Syracuse University. September 16, 2005. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

“Gender and Qualitative Methodologies.” Seminar on Qualitative Political Analysis, Maxwell School, Syracuse University. September 16, 2005. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

“Feminist Curb Cutting: a methodology for the immanent study of universal human.” Political Science Department, University of Pennsylvania. 2005. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

“Immanent Universal Human rights: More Legitimate that Reasonable.” Washington University and St. Louis University. Invited conference on Democracy and Global Justice. April 1-2, 2005. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

“Gender Hierarchy as an Economic Resource.” Comments Inspired by Young’s “The Gendered Cycle of Vulnerability in the Less Developed World.” Toward a Humanist Justice: A Conference Honoring and Examining the Work of Susan Moller Okin. Stanford University, February 3-5, 2005. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

“Culture, Gender and Human Rights: A memorial essay for Susan Okin.” Presented at Gender and Philosophy Seminar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 22, 2004. Invited Lecture, expenses and honorarium

“Learnings from Scholar-Activist Dialogue.” Pacific Institute for Women’s Health, May 24, 2001

“Women’s Rights are Human Rites: Women’s Human Rights Activists as Cross-Cultural Theorists.” Presented at the Center for International Studies, University of Southern California, October 4, 2000

“Human Rights and Human Rites.” Political Theory Seminar. Yale University, January 25, 2000

“Asylum and Universal Human Rights.” School of Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles, February 8, 2000

“Listening to the Silent Voices: Deliberative Democracy in the Real World.” Thinking Gender, co-sponsored by The UCLA Center for the Study of Women and the USC Center for Feminist Research. March 7, 1997

“Measuring the Impact of Micro-credit Programs on Fertility.” Consultant. Conference hosted by the Population Council. December 15-16, 1997



Selected Conference Papers (not reflected in published papers or works in progress)

“Teaching Gender in International Relations.” short course of the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association Seattle, WA August 31, 2011

With Wei Li. “Confucian Feminism? A Mixed Method Approach to Confucian Feminism.” Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association Boston, MA August 29, 2008

“Where are we divided? Theory and methodology in IR.” International Studies Association, March 27, 2008. Diversified We Stand: Feminist, Formal, Quantitative, and Realist Approaches to International Politics

Multiple Perspectives on Feminist Security Studies: Where are we divided? International Studies Association, March 27, 2008. Multiple Perspectives on Feminist Security Studies

With Sonalini Sapra. “Citizenship and citizenship: theory and activism.” International Studies Association. San Diego, March 21, 2006. Co-authorship in the form of mentoring graduate student

Two Common Assumptions and Their Methodological Implications for Comparative Political Thought about International Global Norms.” Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association Washington, DC, September 1, 2005

“Transnational Feminist human rights activism: local and global.” International Studies Association annual meeting. Honolulu, March 2-6, 2005

“Women’s Human Rights in Perspective: Scholars, Activists, Donors.” World Social Forum. Porto Alegre, Brazil, January 2005

“Curb Cut Analysis: A Feminist Theoretical Method for Studying Culture, Gender and Human Rights.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Chicago, September 2-5, 2004

“Transnational Feminism and the Human Rights Framework.” Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association. Montreal, March 17-20, 2004

“Feminist Curb Cuts and Critical Theory for Democratic and Human Rights Theories.” Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association. Montreal, March 17-20, 2004

“Networking for Women’s Human Rights.” World Social Forum, Mumbai, January 18, 2004

“Women’s Human Rights in Perspective: Scholars, Activists, Donors.” Sustainable Feminisms: Enacting Theories, Envisioning Action, A Cross-border Conference. Macalester College, October 3-5, 2003.

“Critical Democratic and Human Rights Theories.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Philadelphia, August 28-31, 2003

“Lessons from Deliberative Democratic Theory for Building Global Civil Society.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Philadelphia, August 28-31, 2003

“Networking for Women’s Human Rights.” Interdisciplinary workshop for activists, donors, policy-makers and academics. Biannual Meeting of the Association for Women’s Rights and Development, Guadalajara, Mexico, October 3-6, 2002

“Human rights theory in women's human rights activism: a feminist methodological approach to intra-cultural and cross-cultural universal human rights theory.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Boston, August 28-September 1, 2002

“Transnational Justice: A Feminist Development of Critical International Relations Theory.” With Jacqui True. Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association. New Orleans, March 23, 2002

“Human Rights Practice and Grassroots Theory: Towards a Cross-Cultural Theory of Universal Human Rights.” Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, February 23, 2001

“Learnings from Scholar-Activists’ Dialogue.” Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, February 24, 2001

“Democracy as Social Criticism: Common Ground in Western and Eastern Political Thought.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. August 31 - September 3, 2000

“Our Rights are Human Rites.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. September 2-5, 1999

Brooke Ackerly and Susan M. Okin. “Feminist Social Criticism and the International Movement for Women’s Rights as Human Rights.” Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, April 2, 1999

“Democracy Is Not a Western Concept.” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association. March 25, 1999

“The Middle of the Story: Between the Democratic Social Contract and Deliberative Democracy.” The Sexual Contract: Ten Years Later. Center for the Study of Women, UCLA. January 28, 1998

“Designing Democratic Institutions.” Commentary on “Constitutional Design: An Oxymoron” by Donald Horowitz. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy. January 5-6, 1998

“Militarism and National Security: The Role of Gender.” Chair/discussant for “Gender at the National War College” by Judith Stiehm and “National Security: A Gendered Discourse” by J. Ann Tickner. Center for the Study of Women, UCLA. November 12, 1998

“Who’s Listening to the Silent Voices? Deliberative Democratic Theory, Feminist Social Criticism, and Feminist Theory.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. August 28-31, 1997

“Organizational Choice and Institutional Change: the Empowerment Strategies of Credit Programs in Bangladesh.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. August 28-31, 1997

“Testing the Tools of Development.” Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Policy, Research and Development in the Third World. November 20, 1995

“Microenterprise Promotion Through Credit-Granting Schemes: Potential Implications for Economic Development in Africa.” Berkeley-Stanford Joint Center for African Studies. May 15, 1993



Convened Conferences, workshops and Lecture Series

Convener, Dimensions of Risk in Early Modern British Political Thought, by Emily Nacol, manuscript workshop, November 4-5, 2011

Convener, Human Rights without Freedom. Vanderbilt University, October 23, 2008

Convener, Environmental and Gender Justice - Linked Paths  to Social Justice, Conference on activism and scholarship for social justice in the areas of gender and environmental justice, Vanderbilt University, 2008

Convener, Activism and Scholarship for social justice, Conference on activism and scholarship for social justice in the areas of gender justice and reconciliation. Keynote Speaker, Bina D’Costa, Australia National University, “NGO’s and Civil Society: Strategies on Truth and Reconciliation in Asia,” Vanderbilt University, 2007

Convener, Workshop on activism and scholarship for women’s rights and social justice. Keynote Speaker, Joanna Kerr, former Executive Director of the Association for Women’s Rights and Development, “State of Global Feminisms and Women’s Movement,” Vanderbilt University, 2007

Co-convener, Contract and Domination: a public lecture and debate between Carole Pateman author of The Sexual Contract and Charles Mills author of The Racial Contract, Vanderbilt University, 2005

Co-convener, lecture series. “The Legacy of John Rawls.” Vanderbilt University, 2004

Co-convener, workshop. “Feminist Methodologies for International Studies.” International Studies Association Workshop International Studies Association Annual Meeting. Portland, Oregon. February 2003

Co-convener, Warren Center Fellows Conference. “Gender, Sexuality, and Political Action.” Vanderbilt University, 2003

Convener, international meeting. “Working Together: Scholars, Activists, and Donors.” Association for Women's Rights in Development International Forum, Guadalajara, Mexico, October 3-6, 2002

Convener, international conference. “Human Rights Activism and Networking: local, national, regional, international.” Conference for women’s human rights activists, scholars and donors. Principle Investigator. February 5, 2001

Section coordinator, Human rights. “Gender in International Relations: From Seeing Women and Recognizing Gender to Transforming Policy Research.” International Conference on Gender and IR. Craig Murphy and Ann Tickner, PIs. February, 1-4, 2001

Grants and Fellowships

“Environmental stress and human migration in a low-lying developing nation: A comparison of co-evolving natural and human landscapes in the physically and culturally diverse context of Bangladesh,” Office of Naval Research FY2011 MURI TOPIC # 5 Coupled Human-Landscape Interactions in Low-lying Coastal Environments, $7.5 million, in collaboration with five other departments, led by Steven Goodbred, Earth and Environmental Sciences 2011-2014

“Methodologies for Evaluating the Achievements of Women’s Organizations,”
The Global Fund for Women, $26,000 2009-2012

“Ethics and Feminist Methods for Research on Gender and Post-Crisis,”


Social Science Research Council, $20,000 2009

“Equity Offset” with Michael Vandenbergh, Center for Nashville Studies, $9000, 1 year 2008

Institutional partnership development grant, Vanderbilt International Office 2008

“Global Feminisms Collaborative,” Center for Ethics, $248,250, 3 years 2006 - 2009

“Ecology and Spirituality,” Center for Religion and Culture, $9,000, 3 years 2005 - 2007

“Research and Representation,” Center for the Americas, $1,000, 1 year 2005 - 2006

“Religion and Economics,” Center for Religion and Culture, $2,000, 3 years 2004 - present

“A Universal and Cross-Cultural Human Rights Theory,”


Vanderbilt University Research Scholar, 2/3 salary, 1 year 2004 - 2005

“Strategic Actions: Women, Power, and Gender Norms,”


Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Fellowship, $4,000, 1 year 2004 - 2005

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.


Preparation for Beijing plus Ten, $3,000 2003

“Feminist Methodologies for International Studies,”


International Studies Association Workshop Grant, $5,000, 1 day conference 2003

“Gender, Sexuality, and Political Culture,”


Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Fellowship, $4,000, 1 year 2002 - 2003

“Democracy, Human Rights, and Human Rites,” Center for International Studies,


University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA, salary and stipend 2000 - 2001

Honors and Awards

Christian Bay Best Paper Award, New Political Science, APSA annual meeting 2010

Distinguished Service Award, Feminist Theory Gender Studies
International Studies Association 2010

Barry Prize in Ethics, Philosophy Department, Vanderbilt 2009

David Easton Award, Honorable Mention. The David Easton Award is given for a book that broadens the horizons of contemporary political science by engaging issues of philosophical significance in political life through any of a variety of approaches in the social sciences and humanities. 2009

Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center Mentoring Award 2007

Vanderbilt University Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award 2004

Huntington Library. San Marino, CA, “Victoria Woodhull

and Contemporary Feminism” 1998 - 1999

“American Political Thought: The Social Gospel Movement” 1997 - 1998

MacArthur Consortium on Democracy and Popular Empowerment Affiliation 1996 - 1997

American Association of University Women American Fellowship, salary 1996 - 1997

Stanford University Research Fellowship 1995 - 1996

Stanford University Teaching Assistantship 1993 - 1995

Stanford Center for Conflict and Negotiation Fellowship 1994

J. William Fulbright Research Fellowship. Bangladesh. “Perceptions of Intra-Family Power Relations in Credit Program Design and Implementation” 1993

Jack Larned International Management Prize, Williams College 1988

Erastus C. Benedict First Prize in French, Williams College 1988



Consultancies

Feminist Ethics and Methodology

“Breakthrough Evaluation: An External Rights-Based Evaluation of Grantmaking for Gender Equality.” Global Fund for Women and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands. 2012

Guidelines and operational plan for the ethical review board for the research sponsored by the new Global Center for Crisis Prevention and Recovery,


United Nations Development Program and Social Science Research Council 2009

Transnational Feminism

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva 2004

Gender and microenterprise Conference Consultant

Population Council, New York, NY 1997

International Training and Education Consultant

Grameen Bank, Dhaka, Bangladesh 1993

Economic Development Consultant,

Save the Children Federation, Westport, CT 1992 and 1994



Teaching

Introduction to Political Theory. Modern and contemporary political thought. Global feminist theories and methods. Global Feminisms. Human rights. Liberalism and it Critics. Gender in the Historical and Contemporary Social and Political Thought.



Dissertation Committees

Farhana Loonat, Chair

Stacy Clifford, Political Science, Chair 2012

Sonalini Sapra, Political Science, Chair 2009

Eleanor Fleming, Political Science, Chair 2006
Ashish Koul, History

Janis Heather Lee, Graduate Department of Religion


Sandy Smith, Sociology

Damian Williams, Sociology 2010

Lyndi Hewitt, Sociology 2009

Sheila Katz, Sociology 2008

Terri Spetalnick, Sociology 2005
Carolyn Cusick, Philosophy 2012

Zachary Vanderveen, Philosophy 2009


Katherine Attanasi, Graduate Department of Religion 2009

John Steve Cook, Graduate Department of Religion 2009

San Young Lee, Graduate Department of Religion 2006

Yong Chen, Graduate Department of Religion 2005


Jennifer Hathaway, Department of Teaching and Learning 2009

Vanderbilt University Extra-curricular Teaching and Mentoring
(on-going)

Faculty Advisor, Mayfield 2012-present

Faculty Advisor, Liberty in North Korea, a human rights group 2011-present

Host for Teaching Visits for Vanderbilt’s junior faculty, Center for Teaching Fall 2010

Arts & Science Mentoring program 2009 – present

Global Feminisms Collaborative, Working group of faculty and graduate students


using diverse methodologies to study questions of social justices across theoretical
perspectives, disciplines, time and geography (and to sponsor associated activities) 2006 – present

Earth and Environmental Studies Cap Stone Course which integrates social science, science and engineering approaches to understanding major problems 2010, 2012

Faculty Sponsor, Cookies and Conversation
– undergraduate student-directed informal conversations with academic guests 2007 – 2010

Faculty Sponsor, Global Feminisms Brown Bag 2007 – 2010


– faculty and graduate students share work in progress
– informal mentor to graduate students in Sociology, Education, Philosophy,
Religion, VUCEMS

Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law Society), faculty advisor 2008 – 2010

Project Dialogue, faculty advisor 2008 – present

Climate Change Research Network, Vanderbilt, Institution building. Developing


and supporting collaborative research and mentoring opportunities for graduate
students interested in climate research 2006 – present

African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town, Institution building 2006 – 2008


– Collaborating in building bibliography, course material, student exchange,
methodology for research, pedagogy

Vanderbilt University Extra-curricular Teaching and Mentoring (Events)

Human Identities Special Event on Identity, Activism, and Transforming Philanthropy 2012

Commons Reading Special Event on Half the Sky 2012

“The Good Life,” The Commons 2011

“Poverty and Responsibility,” Owen School of Business 2010

“The Ethics and Pedagogy of Gender and Sexuality,” Center for Teaching 2009

“Gender and Pedagogy,” convener in collaboration with the Center for Teaching 2008

“Finding and Working with a Graduate Mentor,” Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies 2008

“Mentoring and Professional Networking,” Transforming Knowledges Conference,
Philosophy Department 2008

“Friend, Coach, Taskmaster? Managing Interpersonal Dynamics in Mentoring,”


Dean’s meeting on mentoring, College of Arts & Sciences 2008

Ethics and Values, Divinity and Business School, guest lecturer 2007, 2008

Environment and Values, guest lecturer 2007, 2008

Social Problems, guest lecturer on gender, environment and justice 2007, 2008

Mortar Board Raft Debate, College of Arts & Sciences 2007

Vanderbilt University Public Lectures

“Justice and the Science and Social Science of Water in Bangladesh” 2010



Battle of Seattle. Parents weekend discussion at the Belcourt Theatre 2008

Global Feminism – What’s That? 2006

Feminism and Saved by the Bell 2006

Divinity School Community Breakfast, "Women Changing the World: Hope from Two Disciplines” with Melissa Snarr 2005

Philosophy Department Colloquium 2004

Media Fellows talk: Global Perspectives on Violence against Women 2002

Feminist Dialogue, Warren Center 2001

Service

Political Science Department

Political Science Fourth Year Review 2012

Political Science Graduate Committee 2004 – 2009, 2012-2013

Political Science, Graduate Field Chair 2010-2012

Political Science Second Year Review 2010

Political Theory Curriculum Review 2009

Political Theory Search Committee 2009

Political Science Department Planning Committee 2008 – 2009

Political Science Department Search Committee 2003 – 2008

Political Theory Sub-Field Guide 2001, 2006

Women’s and Gender Studies

Women’s and Gender Studies Hiring Committee 2011 – 2012

Women’s and Gender Studies Steering Committee 2006 – 2007

College of Arts & Science

Committee on Educational Programs 2010-2013

Graduate Education Committee 2009-2010

Dean’s Advisory Committee on Academic Reviews 2007-2008

Faculty Council, Secretary 2008 - 2009

Faculty Council 2007- 2009, 2011-2014

Office of Honor Scholarships, Campus evaluation process 2008-2012

University

Vanderbilt International Office Research Grant Evaluation Committee 2012

Search Committee for the Director of Religious Life, Chair 2012

University Committee on Religious Life, Chair 2010-2013

University Committee on Religious Life 2004 – present

Writing Studio Advisory Board 2007 – 2011

Training Facilitator for Vanderbilt Visions’ faculty-student leadership pairs 2006

Training design team for Vanderbilt Visions’ faculty-student leadership pairs 2006

Center for Ethics, curriculum committee for faculty development seminar:


"Teaching the Hard Stuff." 2006

Public Lecture Series: the Legacy of John Rawls 2004

Conference on Gender, Sexuality and Political Culture, Planning Committee 2003

Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies, Planning Committee 2003

Center for Religion and Culture

Religion and Economics 2003 – 2007

Ecology and Spirituality in America 2004 – 2007

Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities

Diversity 2004

Strategic Actions: Women, Power, and Gender Norms 2002 – 2005

Gender, Sexuality and Political Culture 2002 – 2003

Professional Service

Editorial Boards

Feminist Theory and Gender Studies, ISA Compendium Project, Editor 2006 - present

Human Rights and Human Welfare, Editorial Board 2006 - present

Politics, Groups and Identities (Journal of the WPSA, Women and Politics Section) 2011 - present

Politics and Gender (Journal of the APSA, Women and Politics Section)
Editorial Board Member through two changes in editors 2003 - present

Leadership

Women and Politics, APSA Section, Program Chair 2012-2013

Southern Political Science Association, Political Theory, Program Chair 2013

International Studies Association, Feminist Theory and Gender Studies,
Section Chair 2007-2008

International Studies Association, Feminist Theory and Gender Studies,


Program Chair 2006

Committee Service

Political Science Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Specialist Program 2011 - 2012

APSA Committee on Departmental Services 2010 - 2013

Foundations, APSA Section, First Book Award Committee 2009 - 2010

Women and Politics, APSA Section, Okin-Young Award Committee 2009 - 2010

SPSA Marian Irish Award Committee 2009

International Studies Association, Carl Beck Award Committee 2006 - 2008

American Political Science Association,
Women and Politics, Best paper committee 2002

Reviewer for journals, presses, and funding agencies



American Political Science Review, Cambridge University Press, Ethics & Global Politics, Globalizations, International Journal of Feminist Politics, International Studies Perspectives, International Studies Review, International Studies Quarterly, International Theory, Journal of International Women's Studies, Journal of Political Philosophy, Journal of Politics, Melbourne Journal of Politics, National Women’s Studies Association Journal, New York University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Pennsylvania State Press, Perspectives on Politics, Political Theory, Polity Press, Politics and Gender , Princeton University Press, Public Affairs Quarterly, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Theoria, UNDP Journal of Human Development, Women in Politics

Annual Meeting Discussant or Chair


(I generally do one or two of these per conference in addition to presenting my own work) Since

American Political Science Association 1997

International Studies Association 2000

Western Political Science Association (I no longer attend this regularly) 1998

Outside examiner

Kara Santokie, University of Toronto 2012

Cathy Hines, Australian National University 2010

Audrey King, University of Colorado 2008

Ladan Rahmani, University of Sydney 2005

Suzette Mitchell, Australian National University 2005

D. Bina D’Costa, Australian National University 2003

Professional associations

American Political Science Association

American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy

Association for Women’s Rights and Development

International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women

International Studies Association



Western Political Science Association



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