Amy Lind - Gender and Human Rights in Latin America: Reflections on Ecuador

Guest Lecture

Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Innovation Hall, 132

University of Cincinnati professor Amy Lind discusses how various political actors have addressed the rights of women in the context of Ecuador’s shift to the Left (2007-present).

Amy Lind (PhD, Cornell University) is Mary Ellen Heintz Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati. She has published on gender, development, globalization, and sexual politics in the Americas, with an emphasis on gendered forms of resistance to neoliberal governance and modernity; more recently, she has focused on family norms, political homophobias, and the shift to the Left in Latin America. She is the author of Gendered Paradoxes: Women’s Movements, State Restructuring, and Global Development in Ecuador (Penn State University Press, 2005), and editor of four volumes, including Development, Sexual Rights and Global Governance (Routledge, 2010) and Feminist (Im)mobilities in Fortress North America: Identities, Citizenships and Human Rights in Transnational Perspective (Ashgate Publishing, in press, co-editor). Currently, as a 2011-2012 Charles Phelps Taft Center Fellow, she is completing a book-length manuscript on sexual politics, social reproduction, and post-neoliberal governance in Ecuador, with comparative examples from Bolivia and Venezuela.