meet the team


Meet the Team: Courtney Lamendola

Posted on Blog on October 01, 2018

When I signed up for “Theories of International Relations” last year, I never expected to learn as much about feminism as I did. And yet, while sitting in my first class, I was introduced to the works of J. Ann Tickner – a feminist IR theorist who argues that omitting women from political theory leads to women being omitted from political practice. Through that class, I learned that there are structural causes for the underrepresentation of women in politics, and that this is evident not only in the makeup of our leaders, but also in how our future leaders are being taught.


Meet the Team: Baktybek Kainazarov

Posted on Blog by on August 29, 2018

Coming from a patriarchal society in Central Asia, it is a great challenge to advocate for women’s political participation and gender advancement. When I meet colleagues from governmental institutions and even from civil society organizations, they ask two questions: “Why does the political participation of women matter for our country and is it difficult to advocate for gender advancement while being male?” My simple answer is that I think about the future of my daughter and little sisters who are potentially vulnerable to issues such as underage marriage, bride kidnapping, gender based violence, and girls education.


Meet the Team: Evelien van Gelderen

Posted on Blog by on June 15, 2018

Meet the Team: Katie Pruitt

Posted on Blog on June 13, 2018

Meet the Team: Barbara Turnbull

Posted on Blog by on June 08, 2018