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Research

Globalization and Development  

My research in this are explores gendered dimensions of globalization and development through a critical lens. The following publications draw from a dynamic literature and research in these fields. 

  • Oberhauser, Ann M. and Seela Aladuwaka (2020) “Feminist perspectives on microfinance and women’s empowerment.” Journal of Development Perspectives. 4(1-2):59-78. https://doi.org/10.5325/jdevepers.4.1-2.0059 

  • Oberhauser, Ann M. and Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo (eds.) (2014) Global Perspectives on Gender and Space: Engaging Feminism and Development.  London: Routledge.   Book
  • Aladuwaka, Seela and Ann M. Oberhauser (2014) 'Out of the kitchen': Gender, empowerment and microfinance programs in Sri Lanka. In Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo and Ann M. Oberhauser (eds.) Global Perspectives on Gender and Space: Engaging Feminism and Development, pp. 35-52, London: Routledge. 

  • Oberhauser, Ann M. (2016) “Gender and development,” The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Edited by Douglas Richardson. Wiley Publishers and American Association of Geographers.
  • Oberhauser, Ann M. (2016) “(Re)constructing rural-urban spaces: gendered livelihoods, migration, and natural resources in South Africa” GeoJournal 81 (3): 489-502. doi:10.1007/s10708-015-9635-5

Feminist Geography 

  • Oberhauser, Ann M., Jennifer Fluri, Risa Whitson, and Sharlene Mollett (2017) Feminist Spaces: Gender and Geography in a Global Context. New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/978113892453
  • Loomis, Jessa M. and Ann M. Oberhauser (2020) “Feminist engagement with the economy: Spaces of resistance and transformation.” In A. Datta, P. Hopkins, L. Johnston, E. Olson and J. M. Silva (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Gender and Feminist Geographies, p. 118-128. New York, NY: Routledge.

Iowa Politics and Culture   

This research examines results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election that signaled increasing partisan polarization, authoritarianism, and ethno-nationalism in Iowa. The research draws from multivariate regression analysis of county-level data is used to determine the relative contribution of factors reputed to have caused voters to support Trump. We find that rurality and social identity, but not economic distress, were significantly correlated with Iowa’s swing in this election.

  • Oberhauser, Ann M., Dan Krier, and Abdi Kusow (2019) Political moderation and polarization in the heartland: Economics, rurality, and social identity in the 2016 U. S. presidential election. The Sociological Quarterly, Volume 60(2), pages: 224-244. April 2019 Article

Mentoring Women and Gender in Academia  

This research examines the ways in which feminist networks cultivate and foster an anti-oppressive mentoring community of feminist geographers. The work also addresses how these networks are shaped by neoliberal institutions in the discipline of geography and higher education as a whole. The findings offer important insights to initiatives that support mentoring for women, feminists, and others concerned with building more inclusive and socially just spaces in academia.

  • Oberhauser, Ann M. and Martina Angela Caretta (2019) A space for feminist mentoring: The role of Geographic Perspectives on Women (GPOW) Specialty Group in higher education. Gender, Place and Culture, Volume 26(12), pp. 1664-1682. Article

  • Hanrahan, Kelsey, Ann M. Oberhauser, and Darcy Besch (2020) Redefining our identity, recognizing our challenges: GPOW becomes the Feminist Geographies Specialty Group. The Professional Geographer, Volume 72 (4), pages: 535-546. Article


Crop weaving in Tanzania
Crop weaving in Tanzania
Women farmers in Tanzania
Women farmers in Tanzania