What understandings of gender hide behind feminist demands? What assumptions are embedded in struggles for gender parity, gender equality, pay equity, ending sexual harassment, LGBTIQ+ rights and intersectionality? Professor Prügl will discuss various strands of feminism and assess their significance to contemporary politics.
Elisabeth Prügl is Professor of International Relations/Political Science and Director of the Gender Centre. She has been a faculty member since 2009 and was formerly the Institute's Deputy Director from 2010 to 2014. In the course of her academic career in the US and Switzerland, her research and teaching have focused on gender politics in international governance and international political economy. She has published extensively on issues including gender expertise, the regulation of atypical female labour, gender and agriculture, and the neoliberalisation of feminism.