Clare Weber, associate professor and chair of sociology, was recently elected as a member of the editorial collective of Latin American Perspectives . The internationally recognized journal, which was established in 1974, features research by Latin American scholars as well as scholars from around the globe. Her responsibilities as a member of the board include making decisions on article submissions, proposals for themed issues, and the general operations of the journal.
“Feminist scholars in Latin America face similar challenges to feminist scholars in the U.S., but often with less institutional resources at their disposal,” says Weber, who chairs the international committee of Sociologists for Women in Society. “There are issues of one’s work being taken seriously, having publishing venues for one’s work, and addressing day-to-day sexism and racism. The challenge is integrating feminist theory into global political economy, international relations, cultural and policy analysis. While there is a lot of good research out there, the androcentric bent of these bodies of work remains a challenge.
“It is my hope to work with several feminist scholars to deepen the feminist theoretical understandings and critiques of political economy, imperialism, neo-liberalism and socialism in the Americas.”
Weber is currently working on a co-authored article that will appear in the October 2011 issue of Latin American Perspectives titled, “Dangerous Complacencies: Obama, Latin America, and the Misconceptions of Power, Honduras as Harbinger.”
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