Feminist Geography Expert Available to Talk about 'Best Countries for Women' Report

Article ID: 626991

Released: 3-Dec-2014 4:10 PM EST

Source Newsroom: West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

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  • Ann Oberhauser (right) with “Global Perspectives on Gender and Space: Engaging Feminism and Development” collaborator, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Social Institutions and Gender Index has released a new reporting detailing the best and worst countries for women. The report examines “underlying structural barriers that deny women’s rights and their access to justice, resources and empowerment opportunities."

Dr. Ann Oberhauser, professor of Geography at West Virginia University, is available to speak to media. Dr. Oberhauser’s interests include gender and globalization, rural development, women's economic networks, and feminist methodology.

She recently returned from a trip to India, where she was briefed on inequality in the region, and is co-editor of “Global Perspectives on Gender and Space: Engaging Feminism and Development,” a book exploring the link between gender and global development.

Oberhauser received her master’s degree and doctorate from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University.


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