Gender Experts

Senior Fellow, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, Georgetown University
My focus on women, gender, and feminisms in Islam and Muslim societies for more than three decades has combined teaching and scholarship, public intellectual work, consulting, and activism. For even longer I have been a feminist. I have lived, contributed, and studied feminisms in many locations. For many this would raise questions of belonging—of positioning as insider or outsider and atten...
Sandeep Bathala is a senior program associate for the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Maternal Health Initiative.She leads the planning, development, and implementation of seminars, workshops, and conferences, focusing on health, environment, livelihoods, population, and security issues as well as the Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health series.Prior to...
Beth Cunningham is the Deputy Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative. Prior to joining the Wilson Center in November 2013, she lived in Haiti, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan where she worked for the consulting firm DAI on USAID programs focused on strengthening local and national government institutions and civil society. She received her M.A. from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a B.A. fr...
Mellichamp Chair in Global Governance, Professor, University of California Santa Barbara
Alison Brysk is the Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance at UCSB. She is the author or editor of 10 books on human rights movements, globalization, transitional justice, women's rights, indigenous rights, symbolic politics, and human rights foreign policy. Brysk has been a Fulbright Scholar in Canada and India, and a Visiting Scholar at universities in Argentina, Ecuador, France, Japan, t...
Director of Health Initiative of the Americas, at the School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley
Roger-Mark De Souza is the director of population, environmental security, and resilience for the Wilson Center. He leads programs on climate change resilience, reproductive and maternal health, environmental security, and livelihoods, including the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program, Environmental Change and Security Program, and Maternal Health Initiative.Before joining the Center in 2...
 Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, the former and founding Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will be a Public Policy Fellow at the Wilson Center starting September 2015. She has had a rich and varied career. In her native Iran, she was a journalist, served as deputy secretary general of the Women's Organization of Iran, and was the deputy dir...
Associate Director for Research, National Council of La Raza
New School for Social Research.
executive director and vice president, Institute for Women's Policy Research

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