Fall 2019 Speaker Series

September 12, 2019 - Dr. Andrea N. Baldwin

Assistant Professor Black Feminisms, Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies programs, Sociology Department, Virginia Tech

Caribbean Women and Reparatory Justice: Reclaiming, Rebuilding and Restoring Communities Through Migration

Andrea N. Baldwin is an Assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech.  She is an attorney-at-law who also holds a MSc. in International trade policy and a PhD in Gender and Development Studies. Dr. Baldwin has several publications including her most recent work published last November entitled “Moving Forward and Looking Back: Transnational Feminist Spaces - Margins, Methods and Modalities”, in Outside In: Voices from the Margins of Academe.  Dr. Baldwin was born and raised on the small Caribbean island state of Barbados and considers herself an all-around Caribbean woman who loves everything coconut and soca.


October 17, 2019 - Dr. Bikrum Singh Gill

Bikrum Singh Gill is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Core faculty, Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT) at Virginia Tech.


November 14, 2019 - Pallavi Raonka

Pallavi Raonka is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech.


Discussion Series Details: Unless otherwise noted, the WGD Discussion Series is held on Thursdays in the Multipurpose Room of the Newman Library on the First Floor (Room 101), Blacksburg, VA - from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. 

Please note: The dates for the next Women and Gender in Development Conference 2021 are February 25, 2021- February 26, 2021 (more information forthcoming).