Latin Am Political Imaginaries: Harcourt on Gender & Development
"Gender & Development: A Critical Dialogue" with Wendy Harcourt
Wendy Harcourt is a feminist researcher and activist and chief editor of the quarterly journal Development. She received the 2010 Feminist and Women’s Studies Association’s Prize
for her book on Body Politics in Development: Critical Debates in Gender and Development (2009). Other publications include an edited collection with Arturo Escobar on Women and Politics of Place (Kumarian Press 2005) She is series editor of “Gender and Environment” series, Zed Books, London and a new Series by Palgrave Gender, Development and Social Change and lead writer for the project on Gender and Social Movements at IDS Sussex. She has led a series of global research projects funded by Rockefeller Foundation, UNFPA, UNDP, WHO, Unifem and the Macarthur Foundation examining facets of gender, population and development, including young women and reproductive health and rights. She is actively engaged in global feminist politics through her work with international networks Women in Development Europe (WIDE), European Feminist Forum, the Feminist Dialogues, EADI gender working group, Punti di Vista and Trans-dignity.
She has written extensively on sexual and reproductive rights, environment, globalization and development from a gender perspective. She will join the ISS faculty as Assistant Professor in Social Policy in November 2011.