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African Studies Lecture Series-Dr. Yvonne Braun

“Networking for Women’s Rights: Transnational Organizing in Southern Africa”

Dr. Yvonne Braun is an associate professor in the Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and International Studies at the University of Oregon. She also serves as the director of African Studies and director of Graduate Studies in the Department of International Studies. Dr. Braun received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Program On Social Relations at the University of California, Irvine, along with a certificate in women’s studies. Her research focuses on the intersection of gender, environment, development, and globalization, with a specific focus on the social and socio-environmental consequences of a large-scale dam development project in Lesotho, Southern Africa. She has received funding from the American Sociological Association, and been a recipient of Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) and Fulbright grants. Dr. Braun’s recent publications include “Left High and Dry: An Intersectional Analysis of Gender, Dams, and Development in Lesotho,” which won the Inaugural Enloe Award 2010 from the International Feminist Journal of Politics. For more information on Dr. Braun visit http://intldept.uoregon.edu/profile/ybraun

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