Publications by Visiting Scholars

Just Love: Feminism, Faith and Intimate Violence by Debotri Dhar, University of Michigan and CEW Visiting Scholar 2015-16 and 2016-17. Based on her research on rape and suicide in India, Dhar explores the troubled shades of love, when it is played out as seduction, deception, and violence. She examines how religion has been used to control women’s bodies and frame the raped female body as unchaste and shamed. Given that the global ubiquity of patriarchy and violence transcends the left-right and religious-secular theoretical divides, she suggests alternative theoretical and cultural, literary and lived conceptions of justice: just faith, just law, just love.

Equity Issues for Women in Higher Education: The Emergent Complexities of Social Identities, Pay Inequities and the Power of Women’s Groups by Penny Pasque, University of Oklahoma and CEW Visiting Scholar 2013-2014.This research is from the National Study on Women in Higher Education and Student Affairs.  It includes a data corpus with a collectively kept diary from a diverse group of women elected to national leadership positions leaders in higher education over the course of 10+ years, archival materials, focus groups, and interviews with women leaders from the past 40 years. The experiences of the women have implications on how to change the culture of higher education organizations in order to reduce “glass ceilings” and “sticky floors.”

"The Girl Effect": A Critical Literature Review of Girls' Education in Tanzania by Erin Kenny, Drury University and CEW Visiting Scholar, 2012. Based on a year of ethnographic study, Kenny provides a unique picture of young Tanzanian women’s evolving identities in terms of class, culture, and gender roles. Her paper critically outlines selected literature at the intersections of economic development, education initiatives in Tanzania, and feminist ethnography. The title “Girl Effect” comes from the recent view that investing in women may be the single most effective way to promote economic development.

Feminist Activism and Women’s Rights Mobilization in the Chilean Círculo de Estudios de la Mujer: Beyond Maternalist Mobilization, Jadwiga Pieper Mooney, University of Arizona and CEW Visting Scholar, 2008. This case study of women’s mobilization under authoritarian rule in Chile exposes some of the challenges in the history of women’s definition of a liberation language and of subsequent activist strategies for rights. It adopts a gendered lens to analyze the distinct contributions Chilean women have made in defense of human rights as they helped shape a new human rights practice in Chile. It examines a pioneering women’s organization under the Pinochet Dictatorship (1973-1989), the Círculo de Estudios de La Mujer (Women's Studies Circle)

Post-Apartheid South Africa: Creating Critically Leaderful Schools that Make a Difference by Juliet Perumal, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and CEW Visting Scholar, 2007. Perumal reviewed literature related to school leadership in preparation for a proposed study to be conducted with a group of principals who will be attending the Advanced Certificate in Education: Educational Management Course at the Wits School of Education in Johannesburg, South Africa. The questions considered range from methodological considerations to the impact of feminist and other scholarship practices on the definitions of school leadership.

How American Men's Participation in Housework and Childcare Affects Wives' Careers by Renge Jibu, Nikkei Business Publications (Japan) and CEW Visiting Fulbright Scholar, 2007.
This study is about how American dual career couples with children share household and childcare responsibilities. Overall, American husbands spend four times as much time on housework and childcare than Japanese husbands do. In Japan, working women are responsible for almost all household and childcare duties, often relying on the more generously supported public childcare services. In order to promote gender diversity in the workforce, Japanese society has to provide more opportunities for men to participate in household responsibilities.

Gender, Work and Structural Adjustment: A Selected Annotated Bibliography in three sections. by Lakshmi Lingam, Professor, Unit for Women’s Studies,Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai India and Visiting Scholar, CEW. 2005. This annotated bibliography was prepared as a prelude to a review of research on structural adjustment policies and their gender and household impacts; and as an accompaniment to an empirical study that undertaken in Mumbai, India. It describes research emerging from the African, Asian and Latin American continents.

Structural Adjustment, Gender and Household Survival Strategies: Review of Evidences and Concerns (February 2005) 132 KB by Lakshmi Lingam, Professor, Unit for WomenÕs Studies,Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai India and Visiting Scholar, CEW. After a brief overview of positions vis-ˆ-vis structural adjustment, in this paper an attempt has been made to examine the significant areas of concern that emerge from the literature, the household survival strategies and gender-specific impacts and the popular notions around gender, poverty, household headship and household survival strategies.

Staying in School After Welfare Reform: How Beyond Welfare, Inc. Supports Student Mothers in Higher Education by Leslie Rebecca Bloom, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Program in Women's Studies, Iowa State University, Visiting Scholar, CEW, Fall 2004. 
This paper examines how one specific program, Beyond Welfare, supports participants in higher education who are welfare recipients by considering the experiences of a selection of student mothers who are participants of Beyond Welfare.

Sexing the Single Girl by Deborah Siegel, CEW Visiting Scholar. 2002 This paper examines images of single women in media and popular culture from the middle of the 20th century to the present.

Struggling to Stay in School: Obstacles to Post-Secondary Education under the Welfare-to-Work Regime in Michigan by Valerie Polakow and Peggy Kahn 2000. Documents the experience of low-income single mothers in Michigan pursuing postsecondary education while receiving public assistance.