Feminist Development

At the October Cornell conference, several Sociology of Development section members met over lunch and agreed to form a new subsection entitled Feminist Development. This subsection is the successor to the former Gender Initiative interest group that has been inactive recently.

The group elected Kristy Kelly (kk2772@columbia.edu) and Barbara Wejnert (bwejnert@buffalo.edu) as the subsection co-chairs.

The purpose of the subsection is (1) to exchange information and resources on gender and development; and (2) to articulate and affirm collectively an intersectional feminist approach to development.

All members of the Sociology of Development section are warmly invited to join the subsection. Please convey your interest to Kristy or Barbara who will add your name to the listserv. We will be developing this webpage in the coming months, and subsection members are welcome to contribute ideas and resources.


The founding members of the subsection include:

Co-Chair: Kristy Kelly, Drexel University

Co-Chair: Barbara Wejnert, University at Buffalo

Founding Members

Rae Lesser Blumberg, University of Virginia

Jennifer Keahey, Arizona State University

Rebecca Kruger, Columbia University

Susan Lee, Boston University

Ann Oberhauser, Iowa State University

Farhana Sultana, Syracuse University

Yvonne Underhill-Sem, The University of Auckland

Mildred Warner, Cornell University