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Ann M Oberhauser

Ann M Oberhauser

  • Professor of Sociology
  • Director, Women's and Gender Studies
My research focuses on feminist economic geography, gender and globalization, and critical development studies with an emphasis 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 also study critical pedagogy and specifically experiential learning or Global Service Learning (GSL) in Tanzania. I have edited and co-authored two books, Feminist Spaces: Gender and Geography in a Global Context (Routledge 2017) and Global Perspectives on Gender and Space (Routledge 2014).

I also collaborate with Sociology colleagues on a project exploring political culture in Iowa and specifically how populism and nativism are evident in recent elections. Ongoing collaborations with colleagues in feminist geography include work on mentoring among women geographers and the impacts of neoliberalization in academia.

Contact Info

217B East Hall
510 Farm House Lane