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Women and Gender in International Development Conference 2019

February 28–March 1, 2019

Keynote Address: Dr. Carmen Diana Deere, “The SDG gender equality agenda and the distribution of land: Research challenges”  

  • Panel 1: Power, Positionality & Intersectionality
    — Dr. Caroline Faria "Critical feminist reflexivity & the politics of whiteness in the field" 
    — Jane Kato-Wallace "Engaging men & transforming masculinities for gender equality: What we know" 
    — Dr. Emily Van Houweling "Misinterpreting women's empowerment?: How a feminist postcolonial lens can reveal new dimensions of change in women's lives  

Keynote Address: Dr. Agnes Quisumbing, "Gender, equity & empowerment: Harnessing agricultural research for better nutrition outcomes"  

  • Panel 2: Gender & Nutrition-Responsive Agriculture
    — Dr. Deborah Rubin "Strengthening women's economic empowerment through agricultural extension: What look like 
    — Dr. Beth Miller "One Health: Animal health, human health & social empowerment" 
    — Dr. Cornelia Flora "Gender, crops & animals: How women's choices are critical for nutritional health"   
  • Panel 3: Access:Markets, & the Gendering of Environmental Systems 
    — Dr. Elizabeth Jimenez "Rural livelihoods strategies & globalized markets: An analysis of women's participation among Quinoa producers in the Southern Bolivian Highlands" 
    — Dr. Luke Juran "Human-environment genderscapes in South Asia: Suffering for water, suffering from disasters"   

Closing Address: Dr. Krista Jacobs, "Gender in food security programs: Take-away for moving towards more inclusive systems"  

WGD Discussion Series Spring 2019

Mobile phones, social relations, and the gatekeepers to gender equality in Maasai households

Kelly Summers, Graduate Student, Department of Geography, Virginia Tech
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WGD Discussion Series Fall 2019

Munda, Land, and Gender — Understanding Indigeneity in the Neoliberal Jharkhand, India

Pallavi Raonka is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech.
Please click HERE for the video   

Indigeneity in Exile: The significance of food sovereignty for displaced Palestinians

Dr. Bikrum Singh Gill, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Core faculty, Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT) at Virginia Tech.  
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Caribbean Women and Reparatory Justice: Reclaiming, Rebuilding and Restoring Communities Through Migration 

Dr. Andrea Baldwin, Assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech
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