Dr. Connie Anthony, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, has been selected as the 2009-2011 Wismer Professor for Gender and Diversity Studies. Dr. Anthony received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and has been a faculty member at Seattle University since 1988. Since then, she has held several leadership positions, including the directorship of Women Studies from 1996-1998, Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1998-1999, and chair of the Department of Political Science from 1994-1997 and from 2004 to the present. An expert in the areas of international relations and comparative development in the Third World, Dr. Anthony’s publications include Mechanization and Maize: Agriculture and the Politics of Technology Transfer in East Africa (Columbia University, 1988), “Africa’s Refugee Crisis: State Building in Historical Perspective,” International Migration Review (1991), and “American Democratic Interventionism: Romancing the iconic Woodrow Wilson,” International Studies Perspectives (2008). As the Wismer Professor, Dr. Anthony scholarly agenda will focus on the question of how changes in structural inequity take place, particularly in terms of the role of the developing world in previous and on-going negotiations around the norms and rules of the global economy and by examining the potential comparability of the economic, social, and political development of Los Angeles, California and Cape Town, South Africa.
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