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Ann M Oberhauser

Ann M Oberhauser

  • Professor of Sociology
  • Director, Women's and Gender Studies
My research is located within the fields of feminist economic geography, gender and globalization, and critical development studies. Much of my work focuses on rural economic strategies in Appalachia, sub-Saharan Africa, and, more recently, Iowa. This scholarship draws from feminist research and fieldwork that engages with community-based networks and women’s roles in rural development in the global South and global North.

I am also interested in critical pedagogy and specifically experiential learning or Global Service Learning (GSL) in Tanzania where I led a program with Amizade.

Recent projects include work on shifting political culture in Iowa and specifically how populism and nativism are evident in recent elections.

Finally, I have collaborated with colleagues in feminist geography on mentoring and the impacts of neoliberalization in academia.

My publications include numerous articles, chapters, and two books, Feminist Spaces: Gender and Geography in a Global Context (Routledge 2017) and Global Perspectives on Gender and Space (Routledge 2014).

Contact Info

217B East Hall
510 Farm House Lane